Michael Schneider received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Yale College. After graduating law school he received his training in bankruptcy and litigation at premier New York City law firms, including Weil Gotshal & Manges and Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

     In 1995 Mr. Schneider began his own firm specializing in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy, representing primarily small businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. The firm also handles a variety of transactional matters, including the purchase and sale of small businesses, licensing agreements and joint venture agreements.

     Jared Viders received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1999 where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Subsequent to his graduation from law school Jared clerked for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachussetts and practiced law at Kaye, Scholer, Fireman, Hays & Handler.

     Shoshana Schneider received her J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law in 1990 where she was an Associate Editor of the Law Review, as well as a David Berg Fellow. Following her graduation Shoshana practiced law at Hahn & Hessen LLP in New York City, and subsequently with the Law Office of Michael Schneider.

     The following is a representative sampling of litigation and bankruptcy matters which the firm has handled:

We obtained a sizeable seven figure settlement in an action for breach of fiduciary duty an fraud brought by minority shareholders against the directors of a successful high-tech company in connection with the dilution of their interests by means of self-dealing recapitalization transactions engineered by the company’s directors.

We obtained a large six figure recovery on behalf of a New York not-for-profit corporation whose managing director had embezzled funds from the organization.

We have successfully voided numerous fraudulent transfers in order to retrieve assets improperly placed beyond the reach of our creditor-clients.

We successfully defended our client against claims arising out of a complex set of transactions involving construction trust funds, settling such claims for a de minimis amount and thereby enabling our client to avoid significant potential liability.

We obtained sizeable judgments on behalf of our corporate client against parties who fraudulently induced our client to enter into an air cargo transportation contract. See Capital Distribution Services, Ltd. v. Ducor Express Airlines, 440 F.Supp.2d 195 (E.D.N.Y. 2006); Capital Distribution Services, Ltd. v. Ducor Express Airlines, 462 F.Supp. 2d 354 (E.D.N.Y. 2006). Capital Distribution Services, Ltd. v. Ducor Express Airlines, 2007 WL 1288046 (E.D.N.Y.).

We obtained a substantial settlement for our client in the precious metals business in a federal court action against an insurance broker arising out of the broker’s misleading sale of an unsuitable Lloyds of London property insurance policy.

We have successfully represented numerous creditors in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including landlords seeking relief from the automatic stay.


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