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Michael D. Zahler

Michael is a corporate and commercial litigator focusing on business litigation, shareholder disputes, and employment litigation. Michael has successfully argued to obtain Temporary Restraints in emergent matters in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. He regularly litigates in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, and has made appearances pro hac vice in the Court of Chancery for the State of Delaware.  Through trial and settlement, Michael has resolved numerous cases to the benefit of his clients. Prior to joining CMS, Michael worked for an insurance defense firm where he defended Fortune 500 companies in premises liability and product liability matters.

Before graduating cum laude from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, Michael served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Patty Schwartz, U.S.C.J., the Hon. Morris Stern, U.S.B.J., and the Hon. Hector R. Velazquez. P.J.Ch.


  • Morris Gann Prize for Greatest Achievement in Evidence
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2015

Telephone: 973-226-4534 ext. 207

Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Litigation
Community Association
Employment Law
Local Counsel
Real Estate Litigation
Personal Injury
Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York


J.D., Order of the Coif and cum laude, Rutgers School of Law – Newark, 2013
B.A., magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 2008