Michael Fialkoff, a commercial litigator, is committed to resolving his clients' complex business and contractual disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner. He works closely with clients to ensure that the litigation strategy for a case fits with business goals and realities. Michael assists clients with litigation matters related to contractual issues, patent and trademark disputes, disputes under the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act, shareholder disputes, and commercial and consumer lending issues. He has obtained numerous favorable rulings for clients, including:
In addition to his litigation experience, Michael also counsels clients in minimizing their antitrust risk in connection with joint ventures and product offerings.
Michael is also actively involved in pro bono work, including prisoners' rights cases and guardianship proceedings. As part of his pro bono work, he obtained a first-of-its-kind ruling from the New Jersey Appellate Division that indigent parents are entitled to appointed counsel in child abuse cases before the Office of Administrative Law.
Michael was a summer associate with Day Pitney in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York and to the Honorable Paul W. Armstrong of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Outside of the firm, Michael is actively involved with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's New Jersey Chapter, serving on the Executive Committee for its annual Take Steps event.
Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2023
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