Michael is a founding partner at Garson, Ségal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP. He is a patent specialist and handles all forms of intellectual property matters, including acquiring, licensing and protecting, patents, copyrights and trademarks. He helps companies develop global intellectual property strategies to conform to their overall business goals.

Michael zealously protects his clients' intellectual property interests and while being ready and able to take any matter to trial, he assiduously seeks creative dispute resolution alternatives via licensing and settlement to achieve optimum results.

He defends against unlawful assertion of intellectual property rights brought against his clients and will not allow them to be trampled upon by those with inflated legal budgets.

Michael is a facilitator in negotiating deals with underlying intellectual property while closing within the shortest time possible, removing obstacles and allowing businesses to confidently achieve their objectives. He has experience of the minutiae of joint ventures revolving around underlying patents, licenses and assignment arrangements. He represents many E-Commerce clients for their intellectual property, contract, and litigation needs.

He has performed intellectual property due diligence to inform investors as to the potential value of deals being considered, and reviewed novel financing schemes to ensure intellectual property risks are shared and investments protected. His representation ranges from medium and small business, to the savvy inventor and the well-heeled investor.

Michael's trademark is his unique perspective in client representation and service priding himself on being available 24/6.

Michael received his legal education from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York (J.D.), and graduated cum laude from Touro College with a double major in Biology and Psychology.


Bar of the State of New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District New York
US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Bar of the State of New Jersey
US District Court of New Jersey
Registered Patent Agent


Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York County Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York
B.S., Touro College, New York


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