Michael’s commercial and fiduciary litigation experience includes:

  • Serving as lead outside counsel in the Mid-Atlantic for a major commercial lender;
  • Obtaining a complete defense verdict, including a $300,000 fee award, in a three-million-dollar claim brought by a former employee against a private equity fund and its owners;
  • Successfully representing a trust beneficiary in million-dollar litigation against the Trustee of his trust;
  • Conducting a full-scale, company-wide investigation of alleged discrimination in response to EEOC charges;
  • As co-counsel, successfully defending a construction company in a two-week, six-million-dollar arbitration brought by a former employee;
  • Successfully defending a corporate employer against a TRO and damages sought by a competitor for alleged trade secret violations and tortious interference with contract;
  • After a multi-day trial, successfully opposing the discharge of a six-figure commercial debt that had been fraudulently incurred; and
  • After a three-day jury-trial, winning a complete victory, and a substantial award of attorneys’ fees in favor of a client against a former employee who violated the client’s covenant not to compete.

In his transactional practice, Michael has:

  • Represented the buyer in acquiring a series of chiropractic practices;
  • Represented the seller in the sale of a multi-million-dollar, family-owned industrial business;
  • Routinely drafted executive compensation agreements, covenants not to compete, non-disclosure agreements, and similar employment-related agreements; and
  • Routinely advised clients regarding hiring and firing of employees and controlling litigation risk.
Attorney Profile
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1998)
  • Princeton University, School of Public Policy and International Affairs (B.A., 1994) (then known as the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs)
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Gilman School Alumni Association, Member, Board of Directors, 2004-2007
  • Princeton Alumni Association of Maryland, Alumni Schools Committee, Member, 1998-2008