Michael T. Spink

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Education:

  • Stanford University, B.A., 1972
  • University of Denver, J.D., 1977
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2012 (Certificate in Mediating the Litigated Case).

Bar Admissions: 1978, Idaho, 9th Circuit; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, Oregon

Professional Associations:

  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Idaho Mediation Association
  • Oregon Mediation Association

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Dispute Resolution Section of the Idaho State Bar, Council Member, 2013-2015
  • Member of the real estate, commercial, bankruptcy, and litigation sections of the Idaho State Bar, and the real estate section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Faculty, Idaho Law Foundation Seminars on Mediation, Real Property Law, Boundary Law, Construction Law and Liens
    Construction Law and Liens
  • Board Member, Boise Art Museum, 2009-2015 (President 2013-2014)
  • Board Member, The Cabin (Log Cabin Literary Center), 2000-06 (President, 2004-05)
  • Idaho State Bar IOLTA Committee, 1997-2002 (Chair 1999-2002)
  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Local Government Committee (Chair, 1988-89)
  • Deputy Attorney General, Idaho State Tax Commission, 1981-1982
  • 1st Lieutenant, USAF, 1972-1975

Honors & Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers® 2017 Boise Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in the 2016 Super Lawyers – Business Edition® under Business Litigation
  • Listed in the 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers Edition® under Business Litigation
  • Listed in Chambers USA 2017® as a “Leading Individual” under Real Estate

Reported Cases

DAFCO LLC v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company, 156 Idaho 749, 331 P.3d 491 (2014)
Canal/Norcrest/Columbus Action Committee v. City of Boise, 137 Idaho 377, 48 P.3rd 1266 (2002)
Boel v. Stewart Title Guarantee Co., 137 Idaho 9, 43 P.3d 768 (2002)
Eagle Water Co., Inc. v. Idaho Public Utilities Com’n, 130 Idaho 314, 940 P.2d 1133 (1997)
Kawai Farms, Inc. v. Longstreet, 121 Idaho 610, 826 P.2d 1322 (1992)
Chittenden & Eastman Co. v. Leasure, 116 Idaho 981, 783 P2d 230 (1989)
Gardner v. Evans, 110 Idaho 925, 719 P2d 1185 (1986)
Murphy v. Etchegaray, 108 Idaho 814, 702 P.2d 852 (1985)
Greater Boise Auditorium Dist. v. Royal Inn of Boise, 106 Idaho 884, 684 P.2d 286 (1984)
Circle C Ranch Co. v. Jayo, 104 Idaho 353, 659 P.2d 107 (1983)
Department of Employment v. Brown Brothers Const., Inc., 100 Idaho 479, 600 P.2d 783 (1979)

Partner
mspink@spinkbutler.com
208-388-1092

Practice Areas: Mediation; Real Estate; Business Law; Commercial Litigation; Title Law; Appellate Practice

Michael’s non-mediation practice includes commercial law, construction law, and real estate law to include business formation, transactions and litigation. His typical clients include real estate agencies, title insurance companies, builders, developers, small business owners, and owners of real property. He has significant experience in business formation, sales and acquisitions, commercial lending, land use litigation, creditor rights and administrative law.

 

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Contact Us

Physical Address
251 E. Front Street, Suite 200
Boise, Idaho 83702

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 639
Boise, Idaho 83701

Phone & Email
208-388-1000
contact@spinkbutler.com