Michael P. Carlson

Michael Carlson is an associate attorney in the firm’s transactional group. His practice focuses primarily on business and real estate matters, and includes such matters as business formations and startups, contract drafting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities regulation, general commercial law, and commercial real estate transactions. Michael was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. Michael lives in Fargo, North Dakota with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Michael enjoys art, spending time with his family, playing and collecting guitars, and spending summers at the lake.


University of North Dakota School of Law (J.D. with Distinction 2013)

Order of Barristers

University of North Dakota (B.S., B.A., Certificate of Entrepreneurial Studies 2010)

Bar Admissions

North Dakota

Community & Professional Involvement

State Bar Association of North Dakota

Minnesota State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Fargo Theatre, executive board member.

Salem Evangelical Free Church, member

Presentations and Publications

What is a Security, and Why Should You Care?: A Primer on the SEC’s Definition of a Security, and a Discussion on How to Advise Private, Closely Held Companies Desiring to Raise Outside Capital. State Bar Association of North Dakota, December 7, 2017.