About Michael

I've always had a passion for law and justice.  However, before becomming a lawyer, I worked in various fields, iincluding insurance, real estate, and mortgage banking.  I eventually gave up a business career to obtain a law degree.

During law school, I received multiple awards and honors, including top 5% of my class, Law Review, and a merit scholarship.  I also received special training in trial work, earning certificates in litigation, public interest law, and mediation.

My law practice began in business litigation.  However, given my preference to help individuals, rather than corporations, I became attracted to family law.

Although I have litigated numerous cases, my practice now focuses on mediation.  I believe it is the most civilized and cost effective way for people to resolve their issues. 

I also provide limited scope consults for uncontested matters, as well as draft premarital and post-marital agreements.

I've worked with hundreds of couples in mediation.  All cases were resolved without either party having to enter a courtroom. 

My business background helps parties resolve their financial issues.  For instance, establishing accurate income for spousal and/or child support, valuing and dividing assets, tracing funds to establish reimbursements, allocating debts, among others. 

Apart from understanding the financial aspects of a case, my strongest trait (in terms of helping parties efficiently resolve their case) is the simple fact that I truly care about their welfare.  Given my litigation experience, including seeing the emotional and financial harm it causes, I guide clients in a way that avoids unnecessary conflict and delays.  I've never lost sight of the pain people endure during divorce.  My clients are not just a file.  They are real people who want help with one of, if not the most difficult episodes of their lives. 

I approach each case with dedication and commitment to resolve it in the most efficient manner possible.