With diverse experience in bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, Michael represents Chapter 7 and 11 trustees in estate administration, creditor committees, creditors – including prominent financial institutions and loan servicers – and debtors in all phases of the bankruptcy process, including adversary proceedings and other bankruptcy-related litigation. Michael has facilitated the administration of millions of dollars in assets and claims and has established a reputation for finding creative solutions for difficult problems.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Michael was an attorney at Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman LLC, a leading insolvency boutique. He also previously worked at firms in New Jersey and New York, where he represented clients in both bankruptcy and litigation matters.

While in law school, Michael was a notes and comments editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Michael actively contributes to the scholarship of the legal community by authoring relevant and timely articles, particularly on bankruptcy law. Michael is currently a Contributing Editor of the ABI Journal, overseeing the “Trustee Talk" column, and he previously served for several years as an Associate Editor of the ABI Journal. Michael additionally serves as member of the advisory board for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Conference and as a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Circuit Court Opinion Editorial Board. Michael also participates in the annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition as a brief grader. Michael also serves as an ad hoc member of the Board of Trustees for the Kessler Foundation, a leading organization in researching treatments for spinal and neurological injuries and conditions. 

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the "Super Lawyers - Rising Stars" list for Bankruptcy Law in New Jersey (2014-2018)*
  • Recipient of Prince Merit Scholarship at Brooklyn Law School

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