Michael A. McCanse, Associate


Michael McCanse is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. His experience includes

  • Acting as national collections counsel for a large Arizona-based franchisor.
  • Serving as National Beverage Counsel to the second-largest brewer in the United States.
  • Regularly representing the largest financial institutions in the country in connection with loan defaults, breach of guaranty actions, lender liability claims, and various lien priority and foreclosure-related disputes.
  • Representing local and national clients in complex contract disputes.
  • Representing corporations and individuals in matters involving professional liability, real estate, landlord-tenant, creditor-debtor, and franchise law.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2006)
    • Marquette Law Review (Member)
    • Corporate Law Moot Court Team (Member)
  • University of Iowa (B.A., 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2006

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Arizona Animal Welfare League (Volunteer)
  • Arizona's Wills for Heroes (Volunteer)
  • Capital School Homeroom Program (Volunteer)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars (2014–2017: Business Litigation)