A litigator by trade, Michael Yellin values the role of trusted friend and advisor – someone who can be relied on to assist no matter the issue. Mike views a strong relationship with his clients as essential to anticipating and addressing their needs, whether legal, business, or otherwise. As a result, Mike’s clients turn to him as a counselor and problem solver both inside and outside of the courtroom.
Oftentimes, complex matters require a range of resources. In such cases, Mike seamlessly assembles the best team by drawing on the firm’s diverse group of attorneys – never stepping away but remaining the client’s point of contact, accessible at any time.
Mike has served as lead counsel in a myriad of matters, from creative transactions to expand a client’s business to emergent “stop the bleeding” situations and critical litigations. His clients appreciate his broad experience and the way in which he applies that experience to guide them in maximizing opportunities while minimizing expense and exposure.
Examples of Mike’s recent successes include:
- Obtaining an emergency court order directing a major hospital’s former employee, her spouse, and her new employer to provide the hospital’s forensic expert with immediate access to personal computers, phones, and e-mail accounts for timely sanitizing a potential HIPAA breach.
- After two years of litigation and several days of trial, securing dismissal of 12 fraud-based claims asserted against a general contractor by a large subcontractor.
- Assisting a client with the acquisition of a $19 million building in Queens, New York, which is to be converted into a mixed-use medical office facility constituting approximately 98,000 square feet.
- Representing a New Jersey private equity fund in recovering its entire investment following the Chapter 11 filing by a New York borrower.
- After a 5-day hearing before a FINRA arbitration panel, obtaining a unanimous ruling in favor of our client as to all issues, including a denial of the adversary’s $21 million claims.
An avid Mets fan since childhood, Mike learned the importance of resiliency at an early age. Mike also values supporting the community around him including, for example, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County since 2016.
Mike is also proud of his recognition by Martindale-Hubbell with an AV Preeminent rating, by New Jersey Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star, and by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of its “New Leaders of the Bar.” No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
Mike earned his B.A., cum laude, from Muhlenberg College and his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall Law School. During law school, Mike interned for the Hon. Jose L. Linares, U.S. District Judge, and the Hon. Patty Shwartz, then-U.S. Magistrate Judge (now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit).
EducationSeton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laudeMuhlenberg College, B.A., cum laude
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew JerseyNew YorkU.S. District Court, District of New JerseyU.S. District Court, Southern District of New YorkU.S. District Court, Eastern District of New YorkU.S. Court of Appeals, Second CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals, Third CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals, Federal CircuitU.S. Supreme Court
March 19, 2018
From Church to MOB in Queens
As published in: Commerical Property Executive August 16, 2017
As published in: Real Estate Weekly August 9, 2017
As published in: The Real Deal August 7, 2017
Congratulations to Ryan Jareck and Michael Yellin for being included in the NJLJ New Leaders of the Bar
As published in: New Jersey Law Journal April 27, 2017
January 4, 2016
April 1, 2014
Michael Yellin was quoted in an article titled, "The Benefits and Pitfalls of Operating a Franchise"
As published in: NJ Business Magazine December 2013
Lauren Manduke and Michael Yellin are speaking at the Bergen County Bar Association CLE Seminar: New York Practice for the New Jersey LawyerAttorneys Speaking: Michael R. Yellin and Lauren M. MandukeMay 17, 2017
Practice Tips for Real Estate Lenders When a Borrower Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey OfficeAttorneys Speaking: Ilana Volkov and Michael R. YellinFebruary 16, 2017
The Mechanics of Arbitration: From Agreement to Award, CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey OfficeAttorneys Speaking: Wendy F. Klein and Michael R. YellinSeptember 22, 2016
New York Practice for the New Jersey Lawyer, Bergen County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarAttorneys Speaking: Michael R. Yellin and Lauren M. MandukeDecember 16, 2014
Franchise Law 101, Bergen County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarAttorney Speaking: Michael R. YellinDecember 11, 2013
New Jersey Law Journal June 9, 2016Michael R. Yellin
IP Law Outlook April 27, 2016Michael R. Yellin
IP Law Outlook December 22, 2015Michael R. Yellin
United States District Court Affirms USPTO’s Cancellation of REDSKINS Trademarks United States District Court Affirms USPTO’s Cancellation of REDSKINS Trademarks
IP Law Outlook July 15, 2015Michael R. Yellin
New Jersey Law Journal April 15, 2015Michael R. Yellin
IP Law Outlook June 24, 2014Michael R. Yellin
Private Wealth February 26, 2014Glenn R. Kazlow, Christopher P. Massaro and Michael R. Yellin
NJLJ December 19, 2013Glenn R. Kazlow, Christopher P. Massaro and Michael R. Yellin
IP Law Outlook September 20, 2011Michael R. Yellin
Hotel Business Review September, 2011Carl A. Rizzo and Michael R. Yellin