Michael graduated from Leiden University, where he specialised in business law, in 2012. He broadened his academic development by, among other things, following a minor in business studies and a minor in argumentation and rhetoric.
During his studies, he was department chairman of the Leiden Legal Advice Centre. He also founded a study society and was a member of the faculty council of Leiden University's Law School. Michael joined Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn as an attorney in January 2013. He is specialising in construction and procurement law.