Attorney, Member of the Firm
Mike Plantamura has over 30 years of experience providing legal and strategic advice to companies across a range of industries, with a particular focus on contracts, commercial transactions, licensing, federal and state regulatory compliance, real estate leases, and policy development. Mike also has negotiated numerous multimillion-dollar technology, licensing, programming and service agreements. His clients at Outside GC include Neustar and Studsvik.
Before joining Outside GC, Mike served as General Counsel of Urban One (formerly Radio One), a publicly held diversified media company, where he led the company’s legal team in handling a wide-range of legal and strategic needs, including Urban One’s $40M investment in the MGM National Harbor casino and the related company licensing by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Mike also oversaw the company’s commercial lease negotiations for its office and broadcast studio facilities in 15+ urban markets, as well as for its corporate headquarters.
Prior to Urban One, Mike served as General Counsel at Matrics Technology Systems, a start-up developer of proprietary radio frequency identification reader and integrated circuit technology, where he partnered with company executives and engineering staff to negotiate technology agreements, vendor partnerships and product trials. Previously, he was Vice President and General Counsel at CAIS Internet, where he served as a member of the senior management team and helped transition the company from a privately held, long distance telephone operator to a publicly traded, national tier one, internet service and provider of proprietary broadband services.
Early in his career, Mike served as General Counsel for a privately held television broadcasting company. He began his legal career as an associate at Patton, Boggs & Blow in Washington, D.C., where he practiced general corporate law and litigation.
Mike graduated from Yale University with a degree in economics and earned his law degree from Yale Law School.
Mike has been an active member of his community over the years, serving as Chair of the Town Council of the Town of Chevy Chase View, Maryland, coaching youth baseball for many years, and volunteering at his kids’ elementary and high schools.
Mike grew up in Stamford, CT and Morristown, NJ, and has been a resident of Kensington/Chevy Chase View, Maryland for 30 years. His wife, Mary, is an attorney with PBS, and they are the proud parents of four adult sons.
In his free time, Mike enjoys reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction, is an avid sports fan, and loves music, travel, the beach and, most of all, spending time with his family and friends.