Michael is an effective problem solver whose practice focuses on complex litigation, contract negotiations, and intellectual property. Having worked both in private practice and within a large corporation, he understands how to resolve problems and close deals in a manner that allows his clients to maintain focus on their business goals.
As a litigator, Michael represents clients in a variety of areas, including complex contractual disputes; corporate separations; construction disputes; unfair competition cases, including cases involving non-compete and non-solicitation agreements; labor and employment cases, including discrimination cases under state and federal laws; and other business altercations. Michael has practiced before all levels of the state and federal courts, including The Supreme Court of the United States.
Before joining Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, Michael worked for a multinational industrial manufacturing company. In this role, he negotiated complex, high-value contracts that involved businesses across the globe and that focused on emerging industries such as machine learning and robotics; geofencing and location technologies; objection detection technologies; and lithium ion battery development.
Michael is also an experienced intellectual property attorney. In addition to prosecuting patent and trademark applications, he advises clients on freedom to operate issues and represents clients in all manner of intellectual property transactions, such as licensing deals; development agreements; asset purchases; and using intellectual property as collateral for financing. Michael also prosecutes and defends infringement cases, with a focus on marketing and branding disputes involving trademark infringement.
- New York, 2014
- Washington, D.C., 2016
- United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2011
Villanova University School of Law
- J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
University of Miami
- B.S. (Neuroscience), 2010
- New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Member); Amicus Brief Committee (Former Member)