Michael’s law practice focuses on the areas of general business and entertainment law in the music, film, and information technology industries.
He has worked not only with countless musicians and entertainers, but also, managers, and film directors. Michael has worked with the representatives of high profile pop stars like Norah Jones. He represents music venues in New York that have hosted appearances from cutting-edge indie rock bands like Foals, Deerhunter, and Dirty Projectors. Michael is an experienced lawyer and has deep roots in the New York DIY community.
Michael’s approach to counselling clients is one that recognizes that his role is not to stifle the pursuit of outcomes when the inevitable roadblocks occur but to help clients find solutions that work from a business and legal perspective. He is passionate about applying his legal training and skills to help musicians and other creative professionals support themselves through their artistic talents.
Prior to starting his own practice, Michael represented investors who suffered losses due to corporate fraud. He helped secure over a billion dollars in settlement awards for these clients.
Michael received his B.A. in Political Science at Binghamton University and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
Michael has written an award-winning essay and has been published in a scholarly journal.
Michael is licensed to practice in New York.
Honors and Publications:
- Publication: “The Regulation of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Record Recalls of Meat Products in the United States: The Feasibility of Local Controls and Likelihood of National Impact.” 9 ENVTL. LAW. 521 (2003).
- 1st Prize, The George Washington University Law School 2004 Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition for an essay entitled: “Grey Tuesday: Is Civil Disobedience a Proper Fair Use Purpose?”