Michael joined Lamson & Cutner as a Partner in April 2020. Michael’s practice includes estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, estate and trust administration, asset protection, charitable planning, special needs planning, Medicaid planning and Elder Law.
Michael represents executors and trustees in connection with the administration of trusts and estates. He also serves as executor for clients’ estates, and as a trustee for a number of trusts.
Michael entered Estate Planning and Elder Law after a close family member was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. He has first-hand experience with many of the issues his clients face each day, and strives to provide compassionate and reassuring guidance.
Michael is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida. He has extensive experience working with “snowbirds” who split their time between the northeast and Florida, in making sure his clients create plans to cover their unique circumstances regarding tax issues, homestead issues and long-term care planning.
In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Michael was named a Rising Star in Estate Planning and Probate in the Metro Edition of the New York Super Lawyers.
Michael serves as the Chair of the Legal Committee of the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. In this position, he leads a group of attorneys in providing free programming and lectures to the public on legal and long-term care planning for those afflicted with the disease and their loved ones.
Michael serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Law Section, and the Elder Law and Special Needs Section.
Outside the office, Michael serves as a Second Lieutenant/Judge Advocate in the New York Guard where he advises on and drafts legal documents, including Wills, health care proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney, for New York National Guard soldiers and other active, reserve, and former military personnel.
Michael graduated from Williams College and earned his law degree from Emory University.
In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, and his hobbies include tennis, indoor cycling, and yoga.