MICHAEL J. FIRESTONE
The founder of Firestone Law PLLC, Michael Firestone is a litigator and business advisor who has represented companies and individuals in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings in a broad range of commercial matters, including complex contract and fraud cases, business divorces, real estate litigation, securities litigation, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty. Michael also represents individuals in the formation of business entities, with a particular focus on the drafting and negotiation of shareholder, partnership and operating agreements. Michael has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" for Business Litigation in New York Metro SuperLawyer Magazine, and was previously included in that publication as a Rising Star.
A graduate of New York University School of Law, Michael began his career in the litigation department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP. He then joined the leading international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he spent nearly eight years working on a diverse array of cases, such as litigation arising out of a billion-dollar management buyout, representing a private equity company in connection with claims for securities fraud, and representing the estate of Lehman Brothers in connection with various disputes arising out of its historic bankruptcy. Before starting his own firm, Michael was of counsel to a boutique New York firm, Levin & Glasser, P.C., where his practice focused on representing privately held businesses in commercial disputes and individuals seeking to legally separate their interests from their business partners.
Michael has lectured on the topic of business divorce, and he is the author of an artticle on the management of limited liability companies under New York law.
Michael lives with his wife and two children on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
A Litigator's Guide to the Management of New York Limited Liability Companies, NYLitigator, Fall 2017
J.D., New York University School of Law, 2003
B.A., Queens College, 1999
New York State
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2d Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
"I had been engaged in a 5-year fight with my former partners in a real estate company when I engaged Michael Firestone to be my attorney. I needed an attorney to bring everything to a conclusion and make sure that I never again had to deal with the situation or the people involved. Michael accomplished everything thoroughly, quickly, and with excellent results. I was so pleased that I resolved to hire him if I had another problem requiring legal work." -- Client