Michael is a skilled litigator and counselor who represents insurance industry clients in matters related to life insurance and annuities, long-term care insurance, and property and casualty insurance.
In particular, Michael focuses his practice on insurance receivership matters, including the rehabilitation and liquidation of long-term care, life, and property and casualty insurers. As counsel to regulators, receivers, insurers, and others, he adeptly leads a team of attorneys who provide skilled and comprehensive advice designed to guide insurers through all aspects of the rehabilitation process. Michael provides counsel on a full array of issues related to receivership, including the scope of the receiver’s authority, the powers of state regulatory authorities, the classification and valuation of claims, litigation for the recovery of assets, actuarial analyses and financial projections, reinsurance transactions, policyholder matters, regulatory concerns, and corporate matters arising in the course of managing the business affairs of the insurers in receivership. He routinely appears on behalf of clients in courts around the country in defense of receivership plans, and has deep contacts in the insurance regulatory space.
Michael also represents insurers in high-stakes litigation over insurable interest and wagering issues, counsels clients concerning privacy matters and regulatory concerns, and litigates breach of contract and bad faith matters all over the country.
Outside of this practice, Michael has handled a wide range of litigation matters and internal investigations, including complex commercial cases, real estate litigation, financial services disputes, tax litigation, business disputes, and litigation arising out of estate and probate matters.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a staff editor and a member of the editorial board of the Temple Law Review. Michael earned his bachelor's degree in English from Pennsylvania State University.