Michael A. Berger
Michael A. Berger
Michael A. Berger is an associate in the Firm’s Employment & Labor and Veterinary practice groups. He concentrates his practice on counseling and defending employers on various employment and labor law issues, including wage and hour, discrimination and retaliation.
In the Veterinary practice group, he represents both veterinary consolidators and individual practitioners in employment related matters, such as drafting Employee Handbooks, employment policies, and negotiating employment and severance agreements on behalf of both veterinarians and executives. Additionally, he counsels veterinarians on numerous compliance and regulatory issues, including the specific laws of states throughout the country.
Mr. Berger is admitted in New York, New Jersey and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York.
Immediately prior to joining our Firm, Mr. Berger was an associate at a Long Island-based labor law firm. Prior to that, he was an associate at a New York City firm.
Mr. Berger served as a legal fellow to the Hon. Sandra L. Sgroi, Appellate Division, Second Department; a volunteer at Nassau/Suffolk Law Services: Volunteer Lawyers Project; a legal intern at the Law Reform Advocacy Clinic at his law school and at the New York State Office of the Attorney General; and as a law clerk to the Hon. Joseph A. Zayas, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Criminal Term.
Mr. Berger earned his J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he was a Book Review Editor for the Journal of International Business and Law. In 2013, he published a Note and Book Review. Mr. Berger received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, College of Arts & Sciences.
- Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, J.D., 2013
- University of Pittsburgh, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, B.A., 2010
- New York State Bar
- New Jersey State Bar
- United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
- Treasurer, The Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court
- Nassau County Bar Association (Co-Chair, New Lawyers Committee)
- September 29, 2022
Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP has a Combined Total of 42 Attorneys Selected to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
- July 21, 2022
Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Congratulates Three Employees on their Nassau County Bar Association Committee Appointments
- September 30, 2021
2021 New York Metro Rising Stars list (Employment & Labor)
- January 2021
Author, Nassau Lawyer article, “End of the Tip Credit in the Miscellaneous Industries”
- October 21, 2020
Three Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Attorneys Recognized at The Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court’s Annual Installation Ceremony
- June 3, 2020
NYS Department of Health Published Industry Specific Guidance Setting Forth the Minimum Requirements for Businesses Reopening in Phase 2
- January 2020
Author, Nassau Lawyer article, “Moving the Needle Towards Pay Parity Among the Sexes” (pages 3 & 19)
- April 15, 2019
Co-Presenter, “Holocaust Art Restitution: Legal and Ethical Issues,” before The Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court