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Matthew T. Miklave

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 29 years
    Connecticut - CT 35 years
    Michigan - MI 39 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Emeritus No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

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For over thirty years, Matt Miklave has defended and protected the interests of individuals; national and multi-national businesses; state and local government officials and units of government; and non-profit and charitable organizations. Matt has appeared on behalf of clients in courtrooms and administrative agencies throughout the United States, including principal attorney on briefs in a groundbreaking civil rights case before the United States Supreme Court.

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Matt is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School.  When they ask, "What are you fighting for," Matt says, "You."
Before the pandemic, Matt gave a presentation to the North Eastern Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association on civil rights and employment issues for government officials.
Matt calls Norwalk home, and loves it.
With the COVID-19 Pandemic impacting travel, Matt gave virtual presentations on HR and Employment Issues presented by COVID-19.  Over 1,000 participants were able to attend his presentations.
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Location

The Law Office of Matthew T. Miklave, PLLC
2 Park Avenue
Suite 2018
New York, NY, 10016
The Law Office of Matthew T. Miklave, PLLC
2 Belden Avenue
P.O. Box 2094
Norwalk, CT, 06852
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Posted by Freda | November 23, 2022
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Deputy Executive Director
Matthew has been a great help to CLUSTER. He is an excellent addition to the ProBono volunteers and is greatly appreciated!
Posted by Leo | November 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent advice on non-compete
Matt quickly and efficiently advised me in a time-sensitive manner on a non-compete and its interplay with a severance agreement as I was about to transition to a new company. He explained the different parts and how they affected my options going forward, and offered several paths that I could pursue. I was senior enough in the company to have restrictions on where I could go as there were questions about how the two companies competed in the same general segment. His letters were organized and easy to understand, handled the facts of the matter, advised on New York law, and most importantly were very practical in how to engage both employers. I was referred to Matt by a family member and would recommend anyone in the NY area needing advice on a non-compete or severance agreement to check with him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2022
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Guidance and expertise
Matt was the perfect choice for me and my individual situation. He provided expert guidance and explained my options as well as his recommendations. In addition, he was incredibly timely in the resolution. Highly recommend.
Posted by Brian | September 23, 2022
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Greater Norwalk Chamber
When you need help with a legal matter, you want an expert--someone who specializes in a particular area. And when it comes to employment law, Matt is an expert. He not only knows the law, but he views it from various perspectives, providing the client with a full understanding of not only the how, but the why. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Marianna Vavitsas | October 18, 2021
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Represented my case for higher employer settlement
Matt Miklave was amazing! I highly recommend him. I never met a lawyer with such compassion and dedication like him. When I was terminated from my previous employer he provided reassurance that I can request a higher settlement. He also summarized my NDA in layman’s terms so I can understand it. We’ve had frequent communication by phone and he was never in a rush to do something else. He listened proactively to my case. He also made me aware of my rights as a former employee in NY battling depression.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2021
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CEO
Eight years ago, my company was faced with a very challenging and complex labor issue. In particular it dealt with an unfunded union pension plan. Through Matt's experience, broad network of labor and legal experts, Matt was able to coordinate a solid team to create a quality solution to a very challenging issue.
Posted by John | April 22, 2021
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Franchise owner--45 years
I met with Matt to discuss my case as he was referred to me. He was direct, professional and knowledgeable about my situation. Timely and direct was what I was looking for and Matt fits the bill ! I would highly recommend him. Thank you
Posted by MarthaCT | April 22, 2021
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Professional, thorough and an impeccable work ethic
I have retained Attorney Miklave over the last 20 years on a variety of potentially litigious issues. An experienced advocate and counselor, Matt has consistently offered sound practical advice and great insight into very complex issues. Matt has never told me what I "want" to hear ... he tells me what I "need" to hear (sometimes a bitter pill) and then offers realistic alternatives on how best to remedy the volatile situation. I trust Matt and highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
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Business Owner and Employer
Matthew is one of the smartest and most knowledgeable Labor Attorney’s I have met in my 45 years in business. He comes highly recommended and he will take the time to understand your labor issue and will exceed your expectations and deliverables.
Posted by Sandra | April 21, 2021
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Thorough Counsel!
We are a smaller nonprofit that typically has legal needs that don't quite fit neatly into any box. Mr. Miklave is always thoughtful and thorough with his responses, laying out all the options to be considered in making a decision, as well as expressing ways we can make the best choice to achieve a successful resolution to the immediate issue. He takes the time you need to understand all the parameters of the issue(s), and will be honest with his advice.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • American University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Associations

  • Norwalk River Rowing Association
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2014
  • 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyer
  • Lawdragon
  • 2012
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Publications

  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • “Designing a Return-to-Work Structure,”
  • 2020
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • “Employment Law: Workplace Claims Inevitable Under Medical Marijuana Act”
  • 2014
  • Diversity & the Bar
  • “Does the Supreme Court’s Ricci Decision Imperil Diversity Programs?”
  • 2010
  • New York Law Journal
  • “Employee Free Choice Act: Reexamining the Duty to Bargain”
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Program
  • “An Overview of the New York State and City Human Rights Law”
  • 2018

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New York Employment and labor Lawyer Matthew T. Miklave
Matthew T. Miklave
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 39 years