Michael W. Appelbaum
Michael W. Appelbaum graduated from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and received his LLB from Columbia Law School.
He began his career as a labor lawyer representing employers in various industries in their collective bargaining negotiations with labor unions. As a labor lawyer he also handled arbitrations and mediation proceedings and tried numerous cases and appeals at the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Appelbaum began handling matrimonial matters even before 1980, when the Equitable Distribution Law came into effect. He also represents clients in real estate and commercial transactions and trusts and estate matters.
Mr. Appelbaum and Ms. Grant became partners in 1999. While he still handles labor relations, and other matters, the major emphasis of his practice is in the family law field. The majority of his time is spent in preparing pre- and post-nuptial agreements, separation and matrimonial settlement agreements, motion papers and appellate briefs. He has tried numerous matrimonial cases, and has successfully argued in the New York Court of Appeals and in the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Departments. Mr. Appelbaum currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Women's Bar Association. He has the distinction of being the first man ever to serve on that Board.
He has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, evidencing that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
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