Michael D. Margulies


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Michael D. Margulies
Michael D. Margulies

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Chicago, M.A., 1999
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A., 1998
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • New York, 2009
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Michael Margulies has extensive experience litigating complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract and fiduciary duties, insurance, fraud, bankruptcy clawbacks and fraudulent transfers, employment, and business torts.  He also regularly provides clients with strategic advice and counseling in advance of litigation, in order to strengthen his clients’ legal position in later proceedings and avoid ineffective litigation. 

Michael also has broad experience in bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, and creditors’ rights, having represented debtors and a variety of creditors and creditor committees.  He has also negotiated favorable debt restructuring under the threat of impending bankruptcy.

Michael has substantial trial and appellate experience.  Michael is always advocating on behalf of his client’s best interests in obtaining business resolutions and litigating disputes in and out of the courtroom.  He has been described as very calm and collaborative in attempts to resolve disputes, but always confident and willing to step up and fight for his client’s interests.

He has defended and prosecuted claims on behalf of a wide array of clients—from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals—including: 

  • defending an international energy company against claims of breach of a non-circumvent provision in the context of a large-scale transaction
  • prosecuting fraud and breach of contract claims for misappropriated funds on behalf of an investment fund against one of its contractors
  • defending large fitness corporation against class action wage and hour claims
  • defending a private equity investment firm against motions to dismiss its bankruptcy case
  • defending a monoline insurer against fraudulent conveyance claims in the context of a corporate restructuring
  • defending a semiconductor company’s attempt to issue debt pursuant to a contractual arrangement in the face of an alleged material adverse effect