Michael focuses his practice on commercial litigation and labor and employment law. Michael has extensive experience handling labor and employment issues, including ADA litigation and issues relating to ADA compliance; COBRA litigation; discrimination and harassment claims; employment contracts, including drafting and litigation relating to non-competes, confidentiality agreements and severance agreements; FLSA issues; employment handbooks and policies; and retaliation and whistleblower claims. Michael also practices general commercial litigation, including litigation relating to construction contracts and disputes, D&O responsibilities, deceptive trade practices and shareholder derivative actions and disputes.
Michael represents employers in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation. He assists employers in complying with federal and state employment laws, as well as in implementing preventive measures to avoid litigation, including the formulation of personnel policies and procedures. Michael has conducted training seminars on, among other things, prevention of discrimination and harassment in the workplace and wage and hour compliance. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of workplace law topics.
Michael’s goal is to bring the quickest, most rewarding resolution to his clients’ disputes. His aggressive, no-nonsense approach makes him a trusted legal advisor to his clients.
In his free time, Michael is a Gators football fan and a coach for his kids’ sports’ teams.