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Michael F. Schwartz

Owner and Lead Attorney

Michael F. Schwartz, Esq. is a practicing attorney with more than forty years of experience.  Michael has expertise in many areas of civil practice including:


Residential and Commercial Real Estate,

As a former member of the legislative committee of the New York Real Estate Board, Michael is an expert in Residential & Commercial Real Estate specializing in High Dollar Real Estate Closings, Long Term Commercial Lease Negotiations, Conveyances, Leasing Disputes, Transactional Work, Contract Negotiations, Zoning Regulations, Obtaining Clear Title, and Real Estate Litigation including Contract Disputes & Foreclosure Prevention.

Commercial Law

Michael is a New York State Supreme Court Mediator and Fee Dispute Arbitrator where he mediates commercial litigation disputes referred to him from Judges in the New York State Supreme Court, New York County and arbitrates legal fee disputes referred to him from the New York County Lawyers’ Association.

As an expert in Small Business Law & Contract Negotiations, he will help you with everything from establishing your new corporation to protecting you from costly litigation.   Here for all of your Commercial Litigation needs, Michael routinely handles Appellate Contract Litigation Cases, ADA Website Discrimination Lawsuits, and the Litigation of Contracts.

Trust and Estate Matters,

When a loved one dies the Probate Process can be confusing and time consuming, particularly if they passed without leaving a Will.  Call us to help you settle an estate by taking care of the entire Probate Process including Obtaining Letters Testamentary for the Executor of the Estate or Letters of Administration for the Administrator of the Estate. 

If the worst should happen, you want to know that your family and loved ones are protected.  Wills and Trusts that are not set up properly can leave their security in doubt and Contested Wills can lead to months or years of court battles.  Ask us about Establishing Trusts & Preparing Wills and Living Wills for you and your family. 

Appellate Litigation,

Unlike most attorneys, Michael has extensive experience Drafting Appellate Briefs and performing Oral Arguments before New York State and Federal Appellate Courts.  If you have lost your case with your previous attorney, contact us today to discuss your prospects for an appeal. 

Michael F. Schwartz received his B.A. from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo & his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.  He is licensed to practice before the New York State Supreme Court, the United States Federal District Courts of New York, Eastern and Southern Districts, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also licensed to practice in the State of Florida.



New York, 1976
Florida, 1990
Southern and Eastern Districts Courts, 1978
United States Supreme Court, 2004

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


SUNY Buffalo, B.A., 1971
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1976

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