Michael J. Feldman concentrates his practice in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, representing clients in the State and Federal courts, as well as in various alternative dispute resolution forums. Michael handles a wide variety of matters, and has headed litigation involving novel intellectual property issues, contested license agreements and terms, foreign currency exchange issues, medical practice compliance, employment disputes, franchise agreement obligations, construction disputes and a variety of related corporate and contract disputes. By combining his corporate background with his extensive litigation experience, together with a thorough understanding his client’s business operations, goals and aspirations, Michael is able to provide effective and efficient representation of each client’s interests.
Michael also assists his clients in all aspects of their business operations, including business strategy, complex contract negotiation and drafting (including licensing, website-related agreements, and services agreements), and protection of intellectual property. In addition, Michael assists his clients in the formation and implementation of employment agreements, employee manuals and general employee and independent contractor policy and dispute-avoidance strategy. He represents primarily closely held companies in a variety of industries, including consulting, medical, retail, wholesale, construction, manufacturing and computer technologies.
Michael has also prepared national sweepstakes rules and regulations, as well as guided clients through the benefits and potential pitfalls of such promotional programs. In addition, Michael assists clients seeking to establish and create franchises and prepares the requisite UFOC forms and related applications and franchise agreements.
Michael was named a “Rising Star” and one of the “Top New Jersey Lawyers” in 2006 and 2007 editions of the New Jersey Monthly Super Lawyers. Michael is a member of the Legal Committee of the American Alpine Club and counsel to the South Mountain Conservancy.
Michael was formerly associated with ReedSmith LLP and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, two of the world’s leading international law firms. Michael earned his B.A. in political science and history from Rutgers College, and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is a member of the New Jersey and American Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Additionally, Michael is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) accredited from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the industry standard in Information Privacy, as well as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Privacy Law Committee.
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