Mike is a highly sought-after trial lawyer for the most complex commercial and federal criminal cases in the country. He has represented Fortune 500 corporations, their executives and other globally prominent individuals both as plaintiff and defense-counsel.
Each year, Mike tries several major lawsuits and binding arbitrations; he has tried over 75 federal and state lawsuits, represented clients in numerous binding arbitrations, and has argued over 50 federal and state appeals.
Mike’s reputation as a highly skilled trial lawyer, both in and out of court, is well-recognized. Chambers & Partners, the independent attorney-review publication that recognizes only the highest level of peer-rated attorneys, called Mike “one of the most talented attorneys in the state ... excellent and always well-prepared.” Mike was recently ranked in "Top 100 Florida Lawyers" and has been appointed receiver and counsel in several federal securities matters. He lectures around the country on trial skills and each year devotes more than 100 hours to pro-bono clients.
B.A. Philosophy, Yale College, 1988, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in the Major.
J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1992, cum laude, Law Review Editor, Best final exam in Commercial Transactions and Civil Rights Law, Urban Planning Award.
Florida and Massachusetts
permanent state and federal admissions
New York and California
current federal admissions
2005 Lewis Tein, Managing Partner
1995 United States Attorney's Office, S.D. Florida, Ass't U.S. Attorney
1992 Federal Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Stanley Marcus
1990 Teaching Assistant, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Chief Judge, 3d Cir. Court of Appeals
1988 Goldman Sachs & Co., Financial Analyst
Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Vice-Chair
Commander's Medal for Public Service to the U.S. Army
Measures for Justice, Director
Federal Local Rules Committee, Member
Florida Legal Services, Board of Directors
Coral Gables, Planning & Zoning Board
Casa Bernabe Orphanage, Trustee
Ocean Reef Club Condominium Association, President
Facing Our Risk of Breast Cancer, Director
Author, “Devaluation of Non-White Community in Remedies for Subsidized Housing Discrimination,” 140 U. Penn. Law Review 1463 (1992) (cited over 350 times including by the Israeli Supreme Court).