Michael R. Futterman    
     
 

Michael, a partner, concentrates his practice on general business/commercial and employment litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies throughout New York and New Jersey. He represents management and employers in all types of workplace disputes, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, noncompete and trade-secret matters. Michael defends employers in wage and hour suits before the Department of Labor concerning various issues, including overtime pay violations, the misclassification of workers' exempt or independent contractor status, "off the clock" work and tip theft. He also handles complex business litigation matters, including partnership and corporate disputes, real estate and property litigation, business fraud, unfair competition, shareholder and brokerage claims.

Michael's practice includes drafting and negotiating business contracts; operating, joint venture and partnership agreements; handbooks; and employment/independent contractor, noncompete and separation agreements. Michael also advises management on the vast employment laws affecting businesses, including wage and hour compliance, noncompete and trade-secret protection, hiring and termination, policies and procedures, leaves of absence and disability accommodation.

In 2014, Michael was named one of the New Jersey Law Journal's New Leaders of the Bar, a listing of the top 50 lawyers under the age of 40 to watch in coming years.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Employment litigation
  • Employment counseling
  • Commercial litigation and business disputes
  • Complex business litigation
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2004
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2004
EDUCATION
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004; articles and comments editor, Inter-American Law Review, and author of "Seeking a Standard: Reconciling Child Abuse with Condoned Cultural Practices," 34 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 491 (2003)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
MEMBERSHIPS
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Labor and Employment Committee
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Restaurant and Hospitality Committee
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • "Employee or Independent Contractor? What You Need To Know," Feb. 11, 2014, New York City Chapter of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and Coalition of Community Schools of the Arts
  • "New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation," Feb. 7, 2014, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • "New Jersey Bridge the Gap: New Jersey Civil Practice," Feb. 8, 2013, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • "New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation," Oct. 11, 2011, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • "New Jersey Bridge the Gap: New Jersey Civil Practice," Jan. 31, 2011, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • "Tri-State Employment Law: The Critical Distinctions You Need to Know," Dec. 14, 2010, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • "Career Opportunities in Small Law Firms: A Panel Discussion," April 24, 2008, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
 

Associate: Michael R. Futterman

  Contact Michael
Email:
mfutterman@marc-law.com

Phone: 973.457.0268
Fax: 973.635.6363
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