Michael is a passionate trial lawyer. He puts his heart and soul into fighting for his clients. Michael is a living example of the tremendous power that comes from combining passion, preparation, persuasion, and positive communication in the courtroom.
As a former public defender, Michael has defended the poor, the forgotten, and the damned against a government that has seemingly unlimited resources to investigate and prosecute criminal allegations. He has spent the last six years cutting his teeth on some of the most serious felony cases, obtaining results that have proven favorable for his clients. He knows what it’s like to go toe to toe with the government. In an adversarial environment that is akin to trench warfare, Michael has developed a reputation as a fearless litigator.
Michael graduated – cum laude – from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He then earned his LL.M. in International Tax and Financial Services at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. Michael’s unique background in tax law puts him into an elite category of criminal defense attorneys who specialize in criminal tax defense. His extensive trial experience and solid grounding in all major areas of federal taxation make him uniquely qualified to handle any white-collar case, no matter how sophisticated it might be.
Michael is known for his creativity, his charismatic personality, and his unyielding dedication to his clients. As a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, Michael has trained under some of the best known criminal defense attorneys in the country. That experience has taught him that justice for a person accused of a crime is only won through a full understanding of the client and the case. To that end, Michael attempts to understand each client’s case as a convincing narrative, not just as a set of innocuous facts and arcane legal rules.
Michael is committed to understanding the needs of each client and tailoring a litigation plan to meet those needs. His courage and relentless work ethic have earned him a reputation as a zealous advocate and one of New Jersey’s rising stars of the legal profession.
|Assistant Deputy Public Defender||New Jersey Office Of The Public Defender||2007 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member, White Collar Crime Committee||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member, Business Law Section||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, Taxation||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member, Criminal Justice Section||2012 - Present|
|Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey||Member||2008 - Present|
|CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure||OVDI: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly||2014|
|Tax Connections||Rippling Effect Of Simple Source of Interest Rule||2013|
|Tax Connections||Understanding The Source of Interest Rule Without Suffering A Migraine||2013|
|Tax Connections||Strategic Decision-Making In Criminal Tax Cases – Part 1||2013|
|Tax Connections||Strategic Decision-Making In Criminal Tax Cases – Part 2||2013|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||2012|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Wreaking Havoc with RICO|
|Client Charged with First-Degree Armed Robbery Acquitted||Acquittal|
|Client Charged in Car-Financing Scam Gets Reduced Sentence||Successfully argued for a reduced sentence.|
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November 16, 2014