The founder of Firestone Law PLLC, Michael Firestone is a litigator and business advisor who has represented companies and individuals in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings in a broad range of commercial matters, including complex contract and fraud cases, business divorces, real estate litigation, securities litigation, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty. Michael also represents individuals in the formation of business entities, with a particular focus on the drafting and negotiation of shareholder, partnership and operating agreements. In 2020 and 2021, Michael was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” for Business Litigation in New York Metro SuperLawyer Magazine, and was previously included in that publication as a Rising Star.
A graduate of New York University School of Law, Michael began his career in the litigation department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP. He then joined the leading international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he spent nearly eight years working on a diverse array of cases, such as litigation arising out of a billion-dollar management buyout, representing a private equity company in connection with claims for securities fraud, and representing the estate of Lehman Brothers in connection with various disputes arising out of its historic bankruptcy. Before starting his own firm, Michael was of counsel to a boutique New York firm, Levin & Glasser, P.C., where his practice focused on representing privately held businesses in commercial disputes and individuals seeking to legally separate their interests from their business partners.
Michael has lectured on the topic of business divorce, and he is the author of an article on the management of limited liability companies under New York law.
Michael lives with his wife and two children on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.