Bar Admissions: (1) Massachusetts, (2) Supreme Judicial Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Practice Areas: Business Litigation and Appeals, Commercial Transactions, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Start-Ups and Emerging Businesses
Notable cases: Michael has worked to represent the needs of commercial clients, small businesses, and individuals in a variety of Massachusetts courts. Michael has litigation experience involving unfair and deceptive business practices in violation of M.G.L. ch. 93A , state and federal wage laws, fraud, breach of contract, trademark infringement among other business disputes. Michael’s practice also includes transactional work, including contracts, entity formation, drafting and reviewing operative documents (operating agreements, partnership agreements, and shareholder agreements), and intellectual property agreements and assignments.
Creative Entrepreneurs: Michael’s eclectic background gives him a unique perspective that our small business clients benefit from. As a musician and former documentary journalist, Michael understands the challenge of turning creative ambition into a rewarding career. Through his legal practice, Michael has represented musicians, artists, authors and technology start-ups to establish their businesses, overcome obstacles and navigate an often complex business and regulatory environment.
Education: Michael holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, and a B.A. in English and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. While in law school, Michael completed legal internships with the City of Boston, the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Committee for Public Counsel Services, and Duane Morris, LLP in the Entertainment and New Media division.
Northeastern University School of Law Juris Doctorate / Law
Bucknell University B.A., English, Political Science