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Michael R. Hogue focuses his practice on construction law, particularly medium and large-scale commercial urban development. Michael represents parties at all stages of the commercial development life cycle, from initial design and contract negotiation to pre and post-completion dispute resolution and litigation. He has represented large commercial owners and developers in real estate and construction litigation in both state and federal court, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, delay claims, negligence, defective design, failure to inspect, and construction defects. Michael also advises clients, including commercial developers and contractors, on trademark, copyright, trade dress and trade secret matters.

Additionally, Michael serves as part of the firm’s eDiscovery and eRetention group, providing advice and support to clients regarding best practices for records management. Michael also advises and represents clients regarding electronically-stored information and technology-assisted review in litigation in state and federal courts.

Finally, Michael represents creditors, particularly developers and commercial lenders, in bankruptcy proceedings under Chapters 7, 11, and 13, focusing on bankruptcy litigation in various states throughout the country. He also advises debtors with regard to various restructuring efforts ranging from pre-bankruptcy workouts to Chapter 11 petitions and plans.


  • Construction law
  • Construction litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • eDiscovery & eRetention
  • Bankruptcy and business reorganization
  • Business and financial services litigation
  • Copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation




  • Represented the owner joint venture in the MGM CityCenter litigation, a complex construction dispute regarding a $9.2 billion mixed-use residential, commercial, and gaming development in Las Vegas, the largest privately-funded commercial development in American history.
  • Represented Shenzhen Investment Holding Company, one of the largest state-owned investors in real estate and technology based in Shenzhen, China, in negotiation of design and construction agreements for technology real estate development project in Silicon Valley.
  • Represented owner in contract drafting and negotiations for development of $100 million condominium development in South Lake Tahoe.
  • Represented general contractor in negotiations and pre-litigation dispute resolution for $40 million mixed-used condominium project in San Francisco.
  • Represented contractor in negotiations for $30 million hotel resort renovation project in Arizona.
  • Assisted owners and general contractors in developing contracts for design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors in numerous states, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
  • Represented lenders in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 proceedings involving alleged violations of the automatic stay, the discharge injunction, and plan terms, obtaining resolutions and settlements.
  • Represented foreign and domestic lenders in adversary proceedings regarding turnover of alleged debtor assets.
  • Represented secured and unsecured creditors in various Chapter 11 restructurings and Chapter 7 liquidations in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented loan servicers in adversary proceedings regarding fraudulent transfers, contested lien priority and validity, and post-discharge foreclosures.
  • Represented corporate and individual borrower and guarantor defendants related to a $500 million syndicated credit facility on a 1,700-acre master planned development.°
  • Represented numerous debtor entities in Chapter 11 restructuring of multibeneficiary loans regarding commercial real estate valued at over $300 million.°
  • Advised corporate and individual clients regarding use of eDiscovery in complex commercial and construction litigation, including TAR and other forms of human-assisted machine learning.
  • Advised corporate and individual clients regarding eDiscovery protocols, eDiscovery planning, and motion practice concerning eDiscovery disputes.
  • Advised corporate and individual clients regarding discovery issues concerning the law of privilege including litigating challenges to privilege claims.
  • Advised corporate and individual clients regarding the review, analysis and appropriate assertion of privilege claims for document collection, review and production.

  • Represented nightclub owners and operators in copyright, trademark and defamation disputes.
  • Represented corporations in copyright and trade secret disputes in California and Nevada.
  • Represented former employees in patent and trade secret dispute involving data center technologies.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Hogue prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Judicial Intern, Hon. F. Michael Giles, Essex County Superior Court, Civil Division, May 2008-August 2008

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, "Law Firm of the Year: Litigation - Real Estate," 2022
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Dispute Resolution - General Commercial Disputes, 2021 
  • Team Member, Law360 "Construction Practice Group of the Year," 2020
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Northern California Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2018-2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2014-2017
  • Listed, Daily Journal, “Top Plaintiffs’ Verdict by Dollar,” Top Verdicts List, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, “Law Firm of the Year,” Banking & Finance – Litigation, 2017
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Board Member, Hive Advisory Council, California Academy of Sciences


  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2010
    • Seton Hall Law Award for Excellence in Advocacy
    • Board Member, Moot Court
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • California
  • Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California