Michael Haratz Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Michael Haratz

Michael Haratz

Experienced Commerical Attorney; Business Litigation and General Corporate Counseling

Basking Ridge
New Jersey
Licensed in
NJ, NY
Cornell Law School
About
Over 30 years of experience as an accomplished commercial attorney. Track record of successes cover the broad gamut of commercial trial and arbitration victories, and highly effective representation of business management as a business counselor and commercial transactions adviser. Clients have praised his business acumen and relentless pursuit of favorable outcomes. As a client stated, “During my 15-year career in investment banking, I have interacted with countless lawyers in a wide range of circumstances. In only a handful of circumstances have I garnered the level of implicit trust I felt working with Michael, based on his integrity,… read more persistence, and highly organized business conduct."
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Haratz Law LLC

Founder and Managing Member

Jul 2015 - Present

Our mission is to deliver results that are optimal make business and economic sense, and to conduct ourselves in all respects in a manner befitting of the trust that clients place in us. We are out to make our clients’ lives easier and to facilitate achievement of their vision. We conduct ourselves in a manner in which clients respect us professionally and like us personally.

Jul 2015 - Present

LeClairRyan

Partner

Jan 2011 - Apr 2015

Partner - Commercial Attorney. Track record of success includes
(a) successful representation of corporate directors/officers in protracted litigation involving $53+ million claims settled favorably following filing of compelling motion for summary judgment; and (b) Secured ex parte temporary restraining order in federal IP piracy action.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2015

Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel, P.A.

Partner

Feb 2003 - Jan 2011

Led legal strategy/analysis for team that secured $11 million arbitration award against Madoff feeder fund; and
Successfully represented client at 5-day arbitration of liability issues in connection with complex intellectual property-royalties contract; counseled client in damages analysis, and represented client in mediation resulting in $3.9 million recovery.

Feb 2003 - Jan 2011

Foxtons

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jul 2002 - Feb 2003

Management of all legal and regulatory compliance functions as well as special projects (i.e., managed employee stock option plan and stock ledger)

Negotiated sale-leaseback and third-party maintenance agreement and gas cards for company-owned 68 car fleet, which returned over $400,000 for operations, and produced efficiencies and cost-savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

Jul 2002 - Feb 2003

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