Michael G. Oliva

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Michael G. Oliva

Michael G. Oliva

e-mail: mgoliva@loomislaw.com
Telephone: 517-482-2400
Fax: 517-853-8671

Michael G. Oliva, assists domestic and international corporations with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and other complex business transactions.  He has over 31 years experience in administrative and regulatory law  before both state and federal agencies and appellate courts, involving gas and electric energy, pipelines, telecommunications and securities.  He  also practices in the areas of health care law and tax law.  Mr. Oliva is an active presenter on a variety of legal topics.

He is listed in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Administrative / Regulatory Law and Energy Law, is listed as AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in Administrative Law, Energy Law and Utility Law, and is listed by Leading Lawyers in Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying and Administrative Law.

Mr. Oliva joined the Loomis Law Firm in 1978 after earning a law degree from the University of Michigan.

Practice Areas

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association:
    • Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section
    • Business Law Section (Subcommittee on General Partnerships and Joint Ventures)
    • Public Utility, Communication and Transportation Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan:
    • Administrative Law Section (Committee on Public Utility Law)
    • Business Law Section
    • Health Care Law Section (Providers Committee)
    • International Law Section (Canada Committee)
    • Taxation Section (Employee Benefits Committee)
    • Member, Ingham County Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Meridian Township Assessing Board of Review
  • Member, Michigan Society of Association Executives, Legislative Committee

Recognition & Public Service

  • Albion College Fellows
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Author/ co-author:
    • Warning Flag: Most MSAE Members Are Subject To FTC’s New Red Flag Rules. Are you in Compliance? Association Impact, Jan-Feb 2009
    • Michigan Telecommunications Act, Association Impact 2006
    • CATV Franchising, Ingham County Briefs
    • Bruder, Oliva, Tuuk & Yost, Considerations in Buying or Selling a Business in Michigan, Eau Clair, WI: National Business Institute, Inc., 1994.
    • Michigan Supreme Court Decision Affirms Supervisor of Wells in Manufacturers Bank v. DNR Case 91, Michigan Oil & Gas News 18, January 25, 1985
  • Presentations:
    • “Appeals of Property Tax Assessments Before Assessing Boards of Review,” February 2004.
    • “Distribution Planning for Partnerships, LLC’s, Subchapter-S and Closely-Held Corporations,” Sponsored by Lorman Education Services, August 2003.
    • “Asset Protection and Wealth Accumulation,” April 1997
    • “Legal Issues Facing Health Care Providers in Responding to the Challenges of Managed Health Care,” December 1996.
    • “Distance Learning and Medical Link Program,” Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Education; Michigan Health Care Institute; Telephone Association of Michigan, June/October 1994.
    • “Buying and Selling a Business in Michigan,” Sponsored by National Business Institute, October 1994.
    • “Cable Television Rate and Service Regulation,” June 1993.
    • “Personal Communications Services,” Sponsored by Telephone Association of Michigan, October 1992.


  • University of Michigan, J.D. (cum laude), 1978
  • Albion College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1975