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Michael is an associate in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group, advising and representing a wide variety of debtors and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy, including corporate reorganization, bankruptcy-related litigation, and creditors’ rights.  He also has extensive experience in representing financial institutions in commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts.

Michael began his legal career before starting law school.  After graduation from McGill University in Montreal, he worked as a legal assistant for a bankruptcy and commercial litigation law firm.  While a law student at Brooklyn Law School, Michael served as an intern to the Honorable Jerome Feller of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York and Judge Bernard J. Fried of the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, and he interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  Michael also served as an Executive Board member of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and as a Barry L. Zaretsky Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Center fellow while in law school.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an associate at several prominent New York law firms, concentrating his practice on bankruptcy law, mortgage foreclosures, and commercial litigation.

Areas of Concentration

  • Representing debtors and creditors in chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Representing financial institutions on lender liability issues, mortgage foreclosure cases, and commercial litigation

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • New York State
  • New Jersey State
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, Cum Laude, 2010
  • B.A., McGill University, 2005

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law Associate Award, 2017