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 companys 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
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 brokers misleading
sale of an unsuitable Lloyds of London property insurance
We have successfully represented numerous creditors in
chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including landlords seeking
relief from the automatic stay.