Phone: (919) 787-7711
Facsimile: (919) 787-7710
Michael Ostrander joined Wilson Ratledge in May 2008 and practices within both of the firm’s major departments, with an emphasis on commercial litigation and commercial real estate. Mr. Ostrander’s litigation practice covers a broad array of commercial disputes, including construction litigation, lien prosecution and defense, trade secret disputes, business tort litigation, real property litigation, trusts and estates litigation, bankruptcy litigation and securities litigation.
In his commercial real estate practice, Mr. Ostrander represents investors, developers and sellers in a broad range of transactions throughout the United States. Mr. Ostrander represents his clients in the acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of commercial real estate.
Mr. Ostrander also routinely represents corporate clients in various transactional, compliance and litigation matters impacting the health and fitness industry.
Prior to joining Wilson and Ratledge, Mr. Ostrander was associated with a large national Social Security Disability firm in its Raleigh, North Carolina office.
Mr. Ostrander received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Secondary Education, cum laude, from Elmira College in Elmira, New York. After graduation, and prior to attending law school, Mr. Ostrander was a U.S. History teacher and tennis instructor in upstate New York. Mr. Ostrander received his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. While at Cooley, Mr. Ostrander served as an Associate Editor for the Law Journal and was a top ten advocate in the Moot Court Competition.
Mr. Ostrander routinely volunteers his time to judge mock trial competitions at Campbell Law School and the University of North Carolina. Mr. Ostrander has also guest lectured at Campbell Law School.
Mr. Ostrander and his wife Marni reside in Apex, North Carolina with their three children, Zackary, Zoe and Zane. In his spare time, Mr. Ostrander and his family can usually be found traveling to numerous youth sporting events where Mr. Ostrander is routinely coaching his son’s team. Mr. Ostrander also tries to remain active in the Wake County Bar Association’s sports scene, playing in the softball and basketball leagues and the annual tennis tournament. Mr. Ostrander and his family are also active members of their church in Apex.
Areas of Practice
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Real Estate
- J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2006
- B.S. Elmira College, cum laude, 2002
- North Carolina, 2007
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2008
- United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2008
- United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2008
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Wake County Bar Association