Michael is a partner and trial attorney who has counseled and represented numerous corporations and clients, including manufacturers of various products, lawyers, construction companies, trucking companies, health clubs, security companies, alarm installers, landlords, managing agents, foster care agencies, municipalities, nurses, physicians, nursing homes and physical therapists. Michael has successfully tried many high-exposure cases to verdict.
In March 2015, Michael spoke at the New York State Bar Association sponsored Premises Liability Seminar in New York City on the topic of security guard cases. In October 2014, Michael spoke at the NYSBA’s seminar on Depositions in New York City. In October 2013, Michael spoke at the NYSBA’s seminar entitled 2013 Law School for Insurance Professionals regarding the use of social media in claims investigations, discovery and jury selection. Michael moderated the 2013 NYSBA sponsored Health, Fitness and Adventure Sports Liability Seminar in Manhattan in August 2013, specifically addressing the applicability and effectiveness of exculpatory clauses, releases and waivers under GOL Section 5-326. In the Fall of 2012, Michael was a speaker on the topic of Ethics during a Medicare Set Aside seminar on Long Island, which was sponsored by the National Business Institute. In the Spring of 2011, Michael lectured on the topic of Premises Liability for the New York State Bar Association. In the Fall of 2010, Michael lectured at the Law School for Insurance Professionals course sponsored by the New York State Bar Association on the topics of Medicare and liens. His outlines are published in the corresponding course books. He also was a contributing author to the Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation, New York Labor Law sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6) text originally published in 2006 and updated in 2008 by the New York State Bar Association. Michael has lectured at the Construction Work Site and Accident Litigation Seminar in the Fall of 2003 for the New York State Bar Association.