Michael is a partner in the trust, estate and inheritance disputes team at Withers Bergman LLP and is the regional division leader of the US private client and tax team. Michael has extensive experience representing individuals, families, charities, corporate trustees, private professional fiduciaries and creditors in litigation involving complex trusts and estates. Michael’s diverse practice includes will and trust contests, accounting disputes, breach of duty actions, elder abuse and conservatorship disputes, document interpretation matters, and other contested probate and fiduciary-related matters.
Michael also has experience in business and commercial litigation, including contract, real estate, copyright, Lanham Act, trade secret, and unfair competition matters.
In addition to litigation and trial work, his practice includes risk assessment and counseling, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative proceedings. Michael frequently writes and speaks on trust and estate litigation topics and is active in bar leadership and committee work.
Michael is recognized as a “standout individual” by the Legal 500 US 2021 and is ranked in the 2021 Chambers High Net Worth guide in the area of Private Wealth Disputes. He was also selected as a “Minority Leader of Influence” by the Los Angeles Business Journal for both 2021 and 2020.