Michael returned to the private practice of law, joining the law firm of Weinstein Randisi as of October 2021. His practice areas are corporate transactional and elder care.
From January 2017-August 2021, Michael served as COO/Director of Special Projects to Rochester Industrial Control (RIC) a specialty manufacturer of high voltage cables, wiring harnesses, control panels and value-added assemblies, working extensively in the EV space. RIC is located in upstate New York, in a suburb of Rochester with two campuses within close proximity, with over 50 years of experience. Michael was an integral part of the management team for close to five years, co-managing the firm, helping develop the business plan, ISO 9001:2015 certification and business development and legal review of contracts and negotiation. Michael was instrumental in aiding the owners relative to the acquisition of RIC by Cerberus, which closed in August of 2021.
Prior to joining RIC, Michael served as COO/General Counsel for Coachman Energy Partners LLC out of Denver Colorado and brought over 25 years of experience as corporate legal counsel, co-managing partner, and global operations to a number of companies in both the for-profit and nonprofit arena to his position as Coachman's COO/general counsel. He advised executives within the company and worked alongside employees in Operations, Strategic Business Units, Marketing, Brand Communication, Sales, Human Resources, Corporate Alliances and the International Divisions. Michael also aided with global joint ventures, strategic partnership deals, mergers and acquisitions. Michael served in this capacity from May 2014-December 2016.
Michael served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG). HISG is a nonprofit effort serving orphans and widows around the globe, specializing in disaster response and disaster response training, along with business development creation. He is one of the founders of HISG and has worked with the group since September 2001. Michael was also Executive Vice President of a number of for-profit companies, helping sustain the nonprofit work of HISG. Michael served in this capacity from September 2001-December 2013.
Prior to his nonprofit work, Michael was a partner with the Law Firm of Kaman, Berlove LLP. He joined the firm in 1988 and his primary areas of practice included general corporate law, real estate, estate planning, trusts and estates. Michael was with Kaman, Berlove from September 1988-December 2003.
A 1981 graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, Michael received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California in 1988. He attended Georgetown University International Affairs Program prior to going into the United States Naval Reserve where he reached the rank of Lieutenant, Naval intelligence. Michael served in the Naval Reserve from 1988 through 1995.
Michael's Bar Membership includes New York State, Fourth Judicial Department and United States District Court, Western District of New York.
Michael has been married to Cynthia for 38 years and has two grown sons and is the proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren.
- New York, 1990
- U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1990