Overview
Overview
Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Matters + Case Studies
Community Service
Extracurricular
Michael is a Partner at the firm and Chairman of its Real Estate, Corporate, Finance & Non-Profit Groups. Michael has over 25 years of experience as a commercial attorney handling a variety of business transactions in areas including complex real estate acquisitions and development, finance and leasing. Michael regularly serves as counsel to commercial and residential developers, non-profit organizations, landlords and various institutional and other lenders with regard to mortgage, construction, mezzanine and asset-backed financing. Michael also specializes in the acquisition of distressed debt.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.; 1993
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A.; 1989

Admissions/Courts

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • New York Metropolitan Area Super Lawyers® in Real Estate Law; 2018-2023

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

Presentations + Publications

“Trends in Residential Real Estate”
Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education
Pace University, May 18, 2011
Speaker

“Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in New York”
Lorman Education Services
White Plains, NY
May 24, 2006
Speaker

“Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in New York”
Lorman Education Services
White Plains, NY
March 31, 2005
Speaker

“Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in New York”
Lorman Education Services
Tarrytown, NY
March 31, 2004
Speaker

“Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in New York”
Lorman Education Services
Tarrytown, NY
March 25, 2003
Speaker

“Fundamentals of Residential Real Estate Transactions in New York”
Lorman Education Services
Tarrytown, NY
October 22, 2002
Speaker

“Real Estate Broker Liability and the Role of Lawyers in Real Estate Transactions in New York”
Lorman Education Services
Tarrytown, NY
January 18, 2002
Speaker

“Real Estate and Landlord Tenant Issues in New York”
Lorman Education Services
Tarrytown, NY
November 15, 2000
Speaker

Selected Matters

  • A REIT in various mezzanine loans to a shopping center/apartment complex owner aggregating approximately $25,000,000
  • A residential home developer in the acquisition, financing, development, construction and sale to end purchasers 100 plus home subdivision
  • A regional college in its leasing of 125,000 square feet of space for a new campus location
  • A not-for-profit health care provider in leasing, acquiring and financing various facilities including New Markets Tax Credit financing
  • A major manufacturer of railway cars in the leasing of office and manufacturing facilities
  • Numerous regional developers in the development of mixed use residential/commercial projects including a $100 million plus residential condominium development and a senior living facility
  • Commercial and private lenders in the workout and restructuring of loans, including deed in lieu of foreclosure agreements
  • Investors purchasing performing and non-performing loan portfolios
  • Clients in the structuring and negotiation of partnership/operating agreements
  • An auto industry parts manufacturer, a software company and other entities in the preparation and negotiation of all types of commercial agreements, including asset purchases, supply agreements, licensing deals, temporary use agreements, contracts with contractors and architects, and easements and other documents conveying rights in real property

Community Service

  • American Jewish Committee, Westchester Chapter, Board Member; 2012-present
  • March of Dimes, Real Estate Breakfast Organizing Committee Member
  • March of Dimes, March for Babies, Executive Leadership Committee Member
  • Westchester Jewish Council, Past Board Member; 2014-2018
  • White Plains Little League, Past Board Member

Extracurricular

  • Michael is an avid skier and boater.
  • He has two children and lives in Stamford with his wife, Lauren Candela-Katz.

Michael L. Katz

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New York Law Firm Cuddy Feder’s 2024 Litigation Practice Newsletter
Publications • Jan 17, 2024

2024 Litigation Newsletter

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Client Successes • Jun 18, 2024

Landmark Victory: Defending Reputations Against Defamatory Billboards in Dutchess County

Cuddy & Feder, led by Special Counsel Michael Caruso, achieved a significant victory on May 31, 2024, when a jury returned a verdict in favor of our attorney clients after a weeklong trial, finding that the defendant had engaged in defamation.

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News + Events • Jun 12, 2024

Article by Christopher B. Fisher and Brendan M. Goodhouse in Municipal Lawyer Explores Public Intervention in Telecommunications Act Cases

Cuddy & Feder partners, Christopher B. Fisher and Brendan M. Goodhouse, authored an insightful article for the New York State Bar Association and published in this month’s Municipal Lawyer magazine. Titled “Do Members of the Public Have a Right to Intervene in Telecommunications Act Cases Involving Municipal Defendants?”

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