Michael takes a straightforward approach instilling a level of trust and confidence at a time when people need it most. From heading up the New York matrimonial practice at the firm that handled Princess Diana’s divorce to authoring two books on divorce in New York and speaking at the nation’s top universities, Michael is known for his ability to distill the complicated intricacies of the divorce process to its clearest forms.
Some of Michael’s most notable cases include a matter in which a wife received 100% of marital property, and another in which his client’s right to use captured computer files was upheld. Most recently, he prevailed in having a New York Court recognize and enforce a Father’s rights in a Singapore child custody arrangement—with the Mother being found in contempt and ordered to pay the Father’s expenses and counsel fees. He also collected approximately $4700 in past due child support and received a judgement against the non-paying father for $77,000 in legal fees.
Michael as a Fellow of the AAML has served terms as both the Vice President and President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter. He is Chair of the prestigious Matrimonial Law Committee of the City Bar and has served two three-year terms on the Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Courts Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Family Law Section and on the Executive Committee of the NYSBA Trusts and Estates Section. Since 2008 he has been certified as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has been listed in the annual Super Lawyers publications since its inception in 2006 and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.