Michael, a partner with the firm, represents clients in all aspects of family law.
Actively involved in city, state and national bar associations, Michael is a Fellow of both the American Academy and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, former Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee for the New York City Bar Association (2011-2014), an Officer of the American Bar Association Family Law Section (Section Vice-Chair; Emeritus Member, Sponsorship; Co-Chair, Diversity Committee) and a member of the New York State Bar Association. In 2014, Michael was appointed 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 previously been selected as one of the Ten Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law in New York City under the age of 45 and for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (2015-2017), New York’s Best Lawyers (2014) and Super Lawyers (2011-2017). 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.