Our Legal Practices
- Business Litigation
- Serious Personal Injury
- Medical Device Products Liability
- Defamation / Cyber Harassment
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Class Action Prosecution and Defense
Michael’s litigation practice has focused on complex litigation in Florida state and federal courts and in bankruptcy courts throughout the Southeast. He has represented class-action defendants, governmental agencies, and fiduciaries charged with unwinding fraud and recovering assets, as well as defending persons and entities sued by fiduciaries. For the seven years he worked with Greenberg Traurig, Michael also acted as chief trial counsel for The Florida Bar and each of its officers and employees when they were named in suit in Florida state and federal courts. While employed by Greenberg Traurig, Michael was also significantly involved in working up polypropylene mesh medical device products liability for trial in bellwether cases in West Virginia, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
Michael’s broad range of experience in complex litigation positions him well to serve as your trusted advisor in resolving your personal injury case or business dispute, no matter the size of the matter.
Bankruptcy – Chapter 7, 11, 12, 13
Years of Experience
Michael has a broad range of experience in representing both debtors and creditors in business disputes over the payment of money in out-of-court workouts and in bankruptcy cases in each district in Florida. When he was on the business reorganization team of Berger Singerman, LLP, Michael worked up the chapter 11 bankruptcy filings for, and ran the day-to-day case affairs of, In re Robb & Stucky Limited, LLLP, and was a member of the creditors committee counsel team in many cases include the Sea Island Companies.
Michael now represents In re Verdicorp, Inc., in its multi-national bankruptcy cases pending in the Northern District of Florida.
Aggressive Collection of Civil Judgments
Michael has substantial experience in collecting civil judgments whether domestic or foreign. In 2017-2018, Michael collected, in full, a substantial monetary judgment that had been obtained against a German national who had defrauded citizens of Florida. When the debtor attempted to remove or conceal assets subject to the judgment lien from Okaloosa County, Florida, Michael traced the assets and locations of those that had removed them through transponder records, and eventually to the Maersk Omaha which had shipped the goods to the Netherlands. In several other cases Michael has domesticated or registered foreign judgments and levied upon property Nationwide to obtain satisfaction. Michael enjoys the challenge of complex collection cases, and would be happy to work with you or your clients to find assets and recover.