Mike McIntyre

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As Senior Advisor and Director of Government Relations, partner Mike McIntyre's practice includes government relations on the local, state and national levels, as well as business, real estate, agribusiness, and environmental law, along with military, veterans, sports and entertainment law. Before joining the firm, he held the position of Congressman of North Carolina's Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mike served for 18 years, from 1997 to 2015.

Economic development has been at the forefront of Congressman McIntyre's work, and he has won international, regional, state and local awards for his leadership in the economic arena. He has also served as Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development. He has successfully championed the business and economic needs of counties and communities, as well as fire, police and EMS units, airports, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, health clinics, senior centers, parks and community facilities.

His extensive experience with complex coastal resource management and beach development matters places him in a unique position to help clients address increasingly sophisticated coastal resource issues.

A leadership survey by the Wilmington Star-News found that Congressman McIntyre has been Southeastern North Carolina's "most powerful and effective leader." Not only was he ranked first among government and political leaders, but he was also "first among all leaders," which included those in positions of business and civic leadership as well.

In Congress, Rep. McIntyre was the #2 ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee and the #3 ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he promoted our state's top two industries and has stayed committed to our nation's servicemen and women, veterans, and our military bases. Additionally, he has been a leader on law enforcement issues, an avid defender of our senior citizens, a strong advocate for improved health care and a dynamic leader in education.

Representative McIntyre has taken a common-sense approach to forging a bipartisan consensus on public policy and was a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democratic House members that advocates the principles of fiscal responsibility, government accountability and national security. From this vantage point, he has played a key role in finding practical solutions to complex problems. The Fayetteville Observer-Times noted that Congressman McIntyre's "stands have earned him high marks from a wide spectrum of political interests." And the Topsail Voice has declared, "His ability to work with both the Republican and the Democratic leadership is a major asset, and the value of that leverage cannot be denied."

A Morehead Scholar at UNC, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa as a political science major in 1978 and received his Juris Doctorate in 1981. His senior year of college the chancellor presented him the Sullivan Award, for best exemplifying in his class "unselfish interest in the welfare of his fellow man" during his collegiate career.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon Congressman McIntyre for his meritorious service and distinction in public service by improving the quality of life in southeastern North Carolina.

Mike practiced law for 15 years prior to his election to Congress in 1996. He managed his own firm in two different communities in North Carolina. He has been admitted to practice not only in the State of North Carolina, but also in the Eastern and Middle Districts of NC for federal district court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Active in community, church, civic, and professional activities, Mike McIntyre has served as a leader in the Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce, coached three All-American Drug-Free Sports Teams, and has been active in Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Additionally, Rep. McIntyre has been a lay leader in the First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton, including serving as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and Chairman of the Weekday School and Day Care Committee.

Notable Accomplishments

Won the first-ever International Public Policy Award for leadership in promoting jobs and workforce development, 2002

Received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy, for exceptional leadership on behalf of the Navy and Marine Corps

Chosen "National Legislator of the Year" for agriculture, 2007

Selected "National Legislator of the Year" for work on behalf of Veterans, 2008

Named National Legislator of the Year for Law Enforcement, State Troopers' Association, 2012

Received National Leadership Award for economic development by the National Association of Development Organizations, 2007

Named "Coastal Advocate of the Year" by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, 2013, and winner of the Admiral's Circle Award, 2005, for leadership on coastal issues by the National Marine Manufacturers Association

Honored twice with the National Legislative Award for Leadership on Rural Health Care, 2000 & 2003

Received both the "MVP" Award, 2005, by the Senior Citizens League and the Seniors Advocate of the Year Award, 2012

Selected for Charles Dick Medal of Merit, National Guard Association, 2000

All-American Hero Award for his work on behalf of our nation's veterans, 2009 & 2013

Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, State of North Carolina, 2014

Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, 1989

Distinguished Service to North Carolina Agriculture Award, 2014

North Carolina Employment Security Advancing Workforce Development Award, 2002

Conservationist Award, NC Coastal Land Trust

J.W. Pate Award, Cape Fear River Assembly, for outstanding contribution toward creating environmental awareness among the citizens of North Carolina

"Beach Preservationist of the Year" Award, Oak Island Beach Preservation Society, 2005

Received the inaugural President's Award by the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc., 2015

Military Officers Association of America, NC Chapter, Honorary Life Member

North Carolina PTA, Honorary Life Membership

One of Five Outstanding Young North Carolinians of the Year, NC Jaycees, 1987

Honored by the National Recreation and Parks Association (Congressional Award, 2007); by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (Champion of Health and Fitness Award, 2012); twice by the National Council on Youth Sports, 2013 & 2014; and named a Sports Ethics Fellow by the Institute for International Sport, 2008

Inducted into the Robeson County Sports Hall of Fame, 2011

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