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B.A., summa cum laude, Buffalo State, State University of New York

M.S., Niagara University

M.B.A., with distinction, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

J.D., magna cum laude, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Michael focuses his practice on various forms of financings for municipalities, school districts, municipal authorities, for-profit corporations, and nonprofit corporations. His financing work includes general obligation debt, sewer and water revenue bond issues, and industrial development agency financings.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Michael participated in the Hodgson Russ summer associate program, interned in the finance division of National Fuel Gas Company, and worked as a legal aide in the Consumer Fraud Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General.


  • Order of the Coif
  • Former articles editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • 2012 Frederic L. Ballard Jr. Memorial Scholar – National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Western New York Prosperity Fellow, 2009-11
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society



Professional Associations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • New York Bar Association Municipal Law Section
  • American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law

Community & Pro Bono

  • Prentice Family Foundation’s Western New York (WNY) Prosperity Fellowship alumni advisory board