Michael Wachtel is an Associate in the firm’s Hackensack office. Michael focuses his practice in the area of commercial litigation and employment law litigation in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts. He handles a variety of matters, including contract disputes, consumer fraud claims, franchise litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, construction litigation, and appellate practice.
Prior to joining Archer & Greiner, Michael was an Associate with The Epstein Law Firm. He successfully defended and settled complex commercial litigation involving business partnership and contractual disputes.
Michael earned his law degree from Rutgers School of Law graduating in the top of his class. He received the Myron Harkavy Award for most promising trial litigator and served as business editor for the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. Michael was also a member of the Moot Court Board where he received best Baker Trial Brief.
Michael authored “Give Me Your PASSWORD because Congress Can Say So: An Analysis of Fifth Amendment Protection Afforded Individuals Regarding Compelled Production of Encrypted Data and Possible Solutions to the Problem of Getting Data from Someone’s Mind,” which was published in the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy.
After graduating from law school, Michael served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Ann. G. McCormick in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division. He is a Court Certified Mediator and has successfully mediated small claims and landlord/tenant disputes.