Upon graduation from law school, Michael served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard Newman, J.S.C. After his clerkship, he was associated with the law firm of Budd Larner and Foyen & Peri. Steve and Michael later formed the first iteration of Peri & Stewart, LLC. Steve and Michael were shareholders of Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling PC which became Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Michael was also a shareholder at a New Jersey based law firm. In November of 2013, Michael and Steve decided to “get the band back together” and reformed Peri & Stewart, LLC.
Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law and real estate, including ownership dispute resolution, as well as marijuana law and renewable energy transactions. He has had significant experience in international business transactions including U.S. Export Control regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and trade issues. He has spoken to various industry and trade groups and delivered seminars on and written about various commercial and international law topics.
He is active in local charitable organizations such as serving as a Board member of the Caldwell Public Library Foundation. Michael also serves as a member of the University of Chicago Alumni School Committee and has served as a Board Member of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce in New York and Philadelphia.
Michael is a graduate of the college at the University of Chicago with an A.B. in the Biological Sciences. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce and published articles at the Journal. He is a member of the state and federal bars of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania as well as the Court of International Trade. Michael is a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Michael has attained an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking of both ethical standards and legal ability awarded.