Law Offices of Michael G. Berger

Law Offices of Michael G. Berger

The LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL G. BERGER has a broad and diverse legal practice.

Firm Overview

The firm has extensive trial, appellate, and investigative experience and combines large-firm capabilities with small-firm service. Attorneys at the firm handle cases involving significant rulings, high-profile clients, sophisticated litigation matters, and serve as counsel for complex real estate and business transactions.
Main Office
Main Office
250 Park Avenue, Suite 2020
New York  NY  10177
Phone
  • 212-983-6000
Fax
  • 212-983-6008
Websites
Criminal Defense
The Firm has been actively involved in every aspect of Criminal Law, state and federal, from investigations to trial to appeals.
Many of the cases involve parallel civil and regulatory proceedings, and the Firm responds to those as well.
Mr. Berger is a former District Attorney for New York County, serving under Frank Hogan and Robert Morgenthau, and has served as counsel to indigent defendants under the Federal Criminal Justice Act.

In addition to trying the first civil RICO jury trial ever tried in the New York State Courts, Mr. Berger has been involved as counsel in several of the largest financial frauds in the United States. The Firm routinely conducts Internal Investigations on behalf of commercial and non-profit entities that have concerns about compliance and possible staff misconduct.

The Firm utilizes forensic accountants, private investigators, and other professionals to conduct investigations of alleged wrongdoing. The Firm welcomes confidential inquiries from the Bar and potential clients.

Michael G. Berger, Principle

Practice Areas:
-Civil litigation
-Criminal law
-Employment law
-Health care law
-Internal investigations
-Defamation, privacy, & the Internet
-Entertainment and sports law
-Commercial and real estate transactions

Admitted to practice:
-New York State Bar (1974)
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1975)
-U.S. Supreme Court (1980)

Education:
-Columbia University, Juris Doctor, 1973
-Yale University, Bachelor of Science, 1968

Member:
-American Bar Association;
-New York State Bar Association
-The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
-Federal Bar Council
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Biography:
-Listed in: Marquis Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World
-New York Metro Super Lawyers
-Assistant District Attorney, New York County, 1973-1976
-Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1994-Present
-Member, Board of Consultants, Handling a Criminal Case in New York (Thomson/West 2007)

Selected reported cases: Longo v. Breda Transportation, Inc., 2008 WL 852052 (S.D.N.Y. 2008); Gardiner v. J.W. Townsend and Company, Inc. and John W. Townsend, Index No. 602002/03 (Sup CT NY Cty 2008); Roundabout Theatre Company, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company, and J & H Marsh & McLennan, Inc., 775 N.Y.S.2d 857 (1st Dep't 2004); Belin v. Weissler, 1998 WL 39114 (S.D.N.Y. 1998); Jones v. Trump, 1997 WL 277375 (S.D.N.Y. 1997); Purgess v. Sharrock and Hospital for Special Surgery, 33 F.3d 134 (2d Cir. 1994); Cohen v. Republic of the Philippines, 146 F.R.D. 90 (S.D.N.Y. 1993); U.S. v. Ianniello, 824 F.2d 203 (2d Cir. 1987); Taylor v. Willie Nelson and Family, 788 F.2d 220 (4th Cir. 1986); Mister Vee Productions, Inc. v. LeBlanc, 491 F.Supp. 493 (S.D.N.Y. 1980)

Representative clients:
-Sagent Advisors Inc.
-J&H Marsh & McLennan
-James Beard Foundation
-Ticketmaster Corporation
-Donald Trump and The Trump Organization
-16W Marketing LLC

ISLN:
909089632
Education
  • Columbia University
    Juris Doctorate , 1973

Miriam J. Haines, Of Counsel

Practice areas:
-Civil litigation
-Criminal law
-Employment law
-Health care law
-Internal investigations
-Defamation, privacy, & the Internet
-Entertainment and sports law
-Commercial and real estate transactions

Admitted to practice:
-New York State Bar (1975)
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Education:
-Columbia University, Juris Doctor 1974
-Barnard College, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1971

Biography:
-Phi Beta Kappa.
-Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
-Author: "Landlords or Tenants: Who Bears the Costs of Crime?" 2 Cardozo Law Review 299 (1981).
-New York Law School Assistant Professor, 1976-1980; Associate Professor, 1980-1981; and Adjunct Associate Professor, 1981-1987
Education
  • Columbia University
    Juris Doctorate , 1974

Adam Waite, Associate

Admitted to practice:
New York State Bar (2010)

Education:
-New York University, Juris Doctor, 2009
-Middlebury College, Bachelor of Arts, 2003
Education
  • New York University
    Juris Doctorate , 2009
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