Michael R. Hogue

Michael R. Hogue


Michael R. Hogue focuses his practice on construction law, business and financial services litigation, and bankruptcy restructuring and reorganization. Michael also advises clients regarding various copyright, trademark and trade secret matters.

In his construction practice, Michael represents both owners and contractors through the various stages in developing commercial and residential projects throughout the country from initial design stages through the completion of construction. He has represented large commercial owners and developers in contract and construction defect litigation in both state and federal court.

Michael’s business and financial services practice includes representations in state and federal court. He represents lenders and loan servicers on breach of contract, FDCPA, RESPA, TILA, deficiency actions and title disputes. Michael also represents plaintiffs and defendants in several areas of litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment, defamation, copyright and trademark infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets. He assists clients in pre-litigation counseling, electronic discovery, as well as trying cases before judges and juries in both state and federal court.

Additionally, Michael represents creditors, particularly lenders and loan servicers, in bankruptcy proceedings under Chapters 7, 11, and 13, focusing on bankruptcy litigation throughout Nevada, Arizona, California, and Washington. He also advises debtors with regard to various restructuring efforts ranging from pre-bankruptcy workouts to Chapter 11 petitions and plans.


  • Bankruptcy and business reorganization
  • Business and financial services litigation
  • Construction law
  • Copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation
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  • Represented lenders and loan servicers in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 proceedings involving alleged violations of the automatic stay, the discharge injunction, and plan terms, consistently obtaining favorable resolutions and settlements.
  • Represented loan servicers in adversary proceedings regarding fraudulent transfers, contested lien priority and validity, and post-discharge foreclosures.
  • Represented secured and unsecured creditors in various Chapter 11 restructurings and Chapter 7 liquidations in multiple jurisdictions.
  • 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.°

  • Represented lenders and loan servicers in FCRA, TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, title actions, and breach of contract matters.
  • Represented lenders and loan servicers in several putative class actions involving FCRA, TILA, RESPA, and state statutory claims.
  • Represented corporation in putative class action involving TCPA and state statutory claims.
  • Represented lenders in deficiency actions against borrowers and guarantors, consistently obtaining judgments and favorable settlements.
  • Represented majority and minority shareholders in several disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented various entertainment management entities in disputes with vendors, investment entities, venue owners, and talent in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented multi-location tavern operator in contract dispute with service vendor.
  • Represented majority investor/shareholder in suit against company and officers using company to facilitate Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented majority shareholders and directors in corporate dispute involving reverse merger of a publicly traded corporation.°

  • Represented owner in contract negotiations for development of $100 million condominium development in Northern Nevada.
  • Represented contractor in negotiations for $10 million hotel project in Arizona.
  • Assisted contractors in developing contracts for subcontractors and vendors in numerous jurisdictions, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
  • Represented international gaming and hotel company in contract and construction defect dispute regarding $6 billion commercial development.

  • 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. Michael R. 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

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Northern California Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2018
  • 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 


  • 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