Michael Gordon

Founder & Managing Partner

After almost 30 years as a Big Law litigator, Michael R. Gordon, a former Co-Chair of the Litigation Department of a global AmLaw 100 law firm, opened the doors of GordonLaw LLP so that he could provide focused solutions to his clients’ legal problems and have the flexibility to achieve truly alternative fee structures.

Biography

Michael R. Gordon is the former co-chair of the Commercial Disputes Practice Group at a global, AmLaw 100 law firm and has been representing businesses and individuals in all aspects of dispute avoidance and resolution since 1989. He also serves as outside general counsel to companies for which a full-time general counsel is not practical.

Some examples of the matters Mike has handled include acting as lead litigation counsel for a major foreign bank sued for billions of dollars in connection with the bankruptcy of a large telecom company, successfully fending off a $100 million lender liability case against one of the five largest U.S. banks, obtaining a $48 million judgment against a large California real estate developer, successfully representing a large foreign defense contractor in a multi-million dollar dispute over production costs, representing a prominent New York family in a multi-million dollar construction lawsuit, preparing and negotiating construction documents for multiple office build-outs by one of the largest accounting firms in the United States, representing a real estate investment firm in an arbitration against its former property manager, preventing a New York-based property owner from being deprived of her interest in a real estate partnership that owned a landmark downtown high-rise building, serving as New York co-counsel on a  case in which the Seattle-based client is suing for almost $500 million, and serving as outside general counsel to a number of small and mid-sized businesses.

Mike believes strongly in community involvement.  He is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, which limits membership to 1% of the New York State Bar Association membership in each of the state’s judicial districts plus 100 at-large members, and he has been appointed by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dozens of times to mediate business disputes, real estate disputes, labor and employment disputes, and civil rights actions. Closer to home, Mike had an active career as a youth sports coach (when his kids were younger), he was elected to two terms as a Trustee on the Katonah-Lewisboro School  Board, serving one year as Vice-President and two years as President, and for many years he was a member of his law school alumni board. Mike is an active member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, where he has held significant leadership positions. He has served on the Committee on Commercial and Uniform State Laws of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mike was also selected to serve on both the City Bar Litigation Committee and the City Bar Committee on Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, which addresses issues relating to New York State Courts and participates in the evaluation of judicial candidates.  And he is a member of the North American Board of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.

Mike is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of topics related to litigation, construction law, and the practice of law.

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