Michael, a partner with the firm, represents clients in all aspects of family law.
Michael’s practice focuses on representing high net worth clients in all areas of family and matrimonial law. Actively involved in city, state and national bar associations, Michael is Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, a Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and International Academy of Family Lawyers, former Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee for the New York City Bar Association (2011-2014) and a member of the New York State Bar Association. In 2014, Michael was appointed to and continues to serve as a member of the New York State Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee.
Michael frequently lectures both within New York State and nationally on topics involving family law and trial practice. Organizations before which he has spoken include the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NY Chapter), the Alabama State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the Legal Education Institute. He is the author of “Avoiding Deposition Pitfalls” (2010) (with Jonathan W. Wolfe), “Depositions Gone Wrong: The Seven Deadly Sins” (2009), and “The Secret To Success: Using Witness Consultants to Prepare Your Client” (2009). He has also contributed to the Matthew Bender and Co. publication “New York Civil Practice: Matrimonial Actions” (2009) and authored a chapter entitled “Prenuptial Agreements in New York: An Overview” (2011) for the treatise “Drafting Prenuptial Agreements” (Skoloff, Singer & Brown, Aspen Law & Business).
Michael, admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut, has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (2015-2021) and New York Super Lawyers (2011-2021). Prior to joining the Firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Virginia M. Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.