Michael is especially focused on working with businesses that seek to bridge the gap between commercial success and environmental or social responsibility. Michael has counseled clients in forming “benefit corporations” (also known as “B-corps”) and drafting corporate governing documents for those seeking to maximize profitability and have a positive effect on their communities while simultaneously minimizing their environmental impacts.
Michael also has experience assisting larger corporations conduct cross-border transactions, including the international purchase and sale of goods as well as the international purchase and sale of assets and equity.
Michael joined the firm after spending three years with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. As a Deputy Attorney General, Michael led a trial team that handled complex, white-collar criminal and regulatory matters. He investigated and prosecuted cases involving insurance fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and other related financial crimes. As such, Michael has worked closely with many of the country’s largest insurance companies and financial institutions as well as state and federal regulators. Drawing on this diverse experience, Michael offers a unique perspective to clients seeking a broad and creative approach to growing and protecting their businesses.
While in law school, Michael was an executive board member of the Brooklyn Law School Environmental Law Society, and he continues to be involved in environmental awareness, outreach, and action efforts. He also studied abroad in Beijing and interned at the United States Attorneys’ Offices for both the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of New York.
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•“Lunch & Learn with Business Attorney from Norris McLaughlin, P.A.,” Cowerks, Asbury Park, NJ, June 1, 2018
•Panel Speaker, “International Business Panel,” Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, April 18, 2018
•“Insurance Fraud in NJ: Civil and Criminal Ramifications,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, June 8, 2016
•Keynote Speaker, New Jersey Insurance Auditors Association, Hamilton, NJ, May, 2014
•New Jersey State Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association
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