Michael is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Commercial and Corporate Litigation group and focuses his practice on the areas of complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenant contracts and corporate counseling. He represents banks, national corporations, closely held companies and entrepreneurs, and has considerable experience in both seeking and opposing injunctive relief actions.
As a seasoned trial attorney, Michael has litigated in diverse areas including contract actions, shareholder disputes, medical malpractice, adverse possession, palimony and bank fraud. Michael has been recognized every year since 2006 by “Best Lawyers in America”* in commercial litigation as one of the top litigators in America. He has also been selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers* Edition every year since 2009 for Business Litigation, and every year since 2006 by “Top Lawyers in New York”* as one of the top litigators in the New York Metropolitan area.
Michael is also on the Board of Trustees for the Kessler Foundation, one of the largest not-for-profit research centers in the country.
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State of New Jersey, 1981
State of New York, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1981; Member – American University Law Review
Lafayette College, B.A., with Honors, 1977