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         After graduating from Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) with a degree in English in 1997, Michael attended Fordham University’s School of Law and earned his J.D. in 2000.  He served as a summer associate following each of his first two years of law school at a mid-sized Manhattan firm and worked there as a part-time law clerk during his final year of school.

 

          Michael began his career as an associate with the same Manhattan firm, concentrating on both commercial bankruptcy and complex litigation, including significant experience in Chapter 11 filings for numerous publicly-held companies and privately-held entities, creditor committees and related adversary proceeding litigation.  Michael also represented a diverse group of entities in civil and commercial litigation matters before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, self-regulatory organizations, and at arbitration proceedings.

 

          In 2006 Michael became associated with a Plattsburgh-based firm and quickly became responsible for managing the firm’s growing consumer bankruptcy practice.  As the sole attorney in the firm’s Lake Placid satellite office, Michael became engaged in a more general practice, advising clients on a wide range of legal issues varying from employment and contract law to real property disputes and family law.  More recently, Michael served as “of counsel” to a well-respected family-owned bankruptcy practice in Everett, WA, concentrating on consumer related filings in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.

 

          In 2010, Michael moved to NH and later opened Fisher Law Offices, PLLC.  With a thriving new practice, Michael now serves a diverse range of clients primarily in the areas of consumer and commercial bankruptcy (representing both debtors and creditors), debt settlement and negotiation, and all manner of civil/commercial litigation. 

 

          Michael strives to assist his clients by efficiently managing whatever issues arise during the course of representation.  His down-to-earth personality, friendly demeanor and effective communication with clients, colleagues and the judiciary help him to achieve the most favorable results for his clients.  Michael looks forward to the new challenges he faces everyday in advising those in need and to becoming an impactful member of his community.

 

          Michael is admitted to practice before the bars of the states of New Hampshire and New York, as well as multiple federal district and bankruptcy courts in New Hampshire, Vermont and New York, and is a member in good standing of various bar associations.  He lives in the Upper Valley with his wife and three children.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Bankruptcy: 80%
    16 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rebecca A. Wagner

    Michael Fisher is a very knowledgeable attorney and I am confident in referring matters outside my areas of practice to him. I recommend him to anyone seeking assistance with a bankruptcy or other matter.

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    Rebecca Wagner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Teri E Johnson

    Michael Fisher is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who is also compassionate and caring. I enthusiastically recommend Michael.

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    Teri Johnson Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Fisher Law Offices, PLLC

35 South Main Street
Hanover, NH, 03755

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NHAuthorized to practice law201001/13/2011
NYCurrently registered 200107/10/2016
WAVoluntarily Resigned200908/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member/AttorneyFisher Law Offices, PLLC2010 - Present
Of CounselThomas D. Neeleman, Esq., L.C.2009 - 2010
Deputy Public DefenderEssex County Public Defender2008 - 2009
AssociateNiles, Piller & Bracy, PLLC2006 - 2008
AssociateOlshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP1998 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary InternationalMember2016 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2014
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2001 - 2003
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Family Christian, LLCPlan Confirmed
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Colgate UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997