Mike represents many individuals, companies, local & national ag lenders, banks, and real estate agencies as their title, exchange and transactional services provider. In addition, he is also an approved contract attorney/closer for the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service.
Mike’s prior research efforts have been published in various treatises and legal reference books in the areas of real estate and land use and he’s written and published a number of case reviews for the Iowa Agricultural Law Reporter and two OP-ED pieces for the Des Moines Register. He has also been a speaker at various state and national seminars in the areas of real estate, transactional and agricultural law.
Michigan State University, B.S.U.P., 1986, Urban Planning
Drake University, J.D., with honors, 1991
Drake Law Review Staff, 1989-90, Notes Editor, 1990-91
Scholarship and Class Book Awards Recipient
Iowa Public Justice Award, 1998, awarded by Iowa Trial Lawyers
Note, “Inverse Condemnation – A Temporary Flood Control Ordinance
Held Not to be a Compensable Fifth Amendment Taking Contrary to
Supreme Court Mandates: A Right Result for the Wrong Reasons?” 39
Drake L. Rev. 945 (1991)
Bormann v. Bd. of
Supervisors, 584 N.W.2d 309 (Iowa 1998), 29 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,
235, cert. denied, 525 U.S. 1172 (1999)
Professional Associations & Memberships
Iowa State Bar Association
(Member, Real Estate
and Title Section, Ag Law Section, Environmental Section)
Kossuth County Bar Association, President 2011-2012
Iowa Title Guaranty, Preferred Provider Program
City Planner / Zoning
Officer, Peoria, IL, 1986-88
Law Clerk to Hon.
James H. Andreasen, Supreme Court of Iowa, 1991-92
outside of the office
A former lacrosse playing native of suburban New York City, who never had a discernable accent and who now nonetheless claims rural Iowa as his longtime home, Mike is married and has two school-aged daughters. Mike very much enjoys his family, their Vikendhaz on Spirit Lake, their pointing dogs, pheasant hunting, cooking and travel. The Gabors are known in the community for providing their time, resources and experience to conservation, natural resource and wildlife organizations and programs.