Michael G. Oliva

Of Counsel:


In Memoriam:

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 40 years of 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 has been listed since 2012 in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Administrative / Regulatory Law and Energy Law, and was selected as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Energy Law.  He is also listed as AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in Administrative Law, Energy Law and Utility Law, and is a Leading Lawyer 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
    • 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)
    • Member, Ingham County Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Meridian Township Assessing Board of Review

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


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