Attorney Details

Michael S. Waters - Of Counsel

MICHAEL S. WATERS received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1962 and his LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1965. He was admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey in 1965, the United States Supreme Court in 1970, and the State of New York in 1984. Mr. Waters is also admitted in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits and various United States District Courts. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, antitrust, and bankruptcy.  In general commercial matters, he has handled all matter of contract, fraud, and business-related litigation.  He is also active as a mediator and arbitrator.

Mr. Waters has long maintained an antitrust practice, concentrating in franchising and distribution.  He has represented the interests of manufacturers in numerous lawsuits regarding distribution of their products and relationships with their distributors, particularly in the automobile industry.  Mr. Waters has been the attorney for Trustees and Creditors' Committees in a number of bankruptcies and has been the attorney for creditors and secured creditors.  He has represented Trustees in seeking recovery regarding Ponzi type schemes.  Mr. Waters has represented a number of major insurance companies in all types of insurance disputes, including reinsurance coverage.

Mr. Waters is a Certified Arbitrator for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and is on the roster of the New Jersey Superior Court’s Court Appointed Mediators.

Mr. Waters is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and its Franchising Section, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and its Forum on Franchising, Litigation, and Dispute Resolution Sections, and the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey.