Michael is a Philadelphia-based attorney with a multifaceted practice that includes business litigation, real estate law, commercial lending and workouts, election law, and government relations.
Michael is known for his strategic approach to resolving disputes and for his trusted business advice.
Michael’s litigation practice comprises a wide array of civil litigation. This includes:
- Business and partnership disputes
- Commercial lending and banking workouts
- Civil RICO actions
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Intellectual property; and,
- Appellate advocacy
He regularly represents numerous banks and financial institutions in commercial and real estate litigation, including the workout of distressed commercial loans. Here is a recent victory that illustrates Michael’s value to clients:
- A $1.4 million construction defect claim settlement was featured in the The Legal Intelligencer’s article “Case Over Alleged Defects at Condos Is Settled”(January 8, 2013) and in The Pennsylvania Record (January 21, 2013). The case centered around homebuyers who purchased newly constructed condo units only to find major issues with their units and the building, which the developer refused to address.
Michael has represented several athletes in general real estate and business matters and has handled grievance arbitrations before the National Hockey League Players’ Association. Rounding out Michael’s practice is his work in government relations, where he provides guidance to lobbyists, lobbying firms, political action committees, and political candidates in regulatory, campaign finance, and election law matters.
Michael is an active member of his civic, charitable, and professional communities. For example, he has chaired local political campaigns and serves on the Board of Directors for numerous non-profit organizations. In addition, he regularly handles pro bono matters through the Homeless Advocacy Project and has been recognized on numerous occasions for his commitment to pro bono work. In 2012, Michael received an “Unsung Heroes Award” from The Legal Intelligencer for his pro bono work and dedication to helping those in need.
His civic and professional activities and recognitions include:
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Conservation Pennsylvania, Board Member
- Homeless Advocacy Project, Volunteer
- Lawyer Philadelphia Futures, Mentor
- Named Pennsylvania “Lawyer on the Fast Track 2014” by the Legal Intelligencer
- 2013 Homeless Advocacy Project recognition for his outstanding service as coordinator for the Homeless Advocacy Project’s “Adopt-a-Shelter” Program
- 2012 Unsung Heroes Award – Pro Bono Work and Dedication to Helping Those in Need, The Legal Intelligencer
- Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2011 – 2017
- ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Field of Intellectual Property Law,
- Villanova Law School
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