In Memoriam: Charles W. Heuisler
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Michael has a diverse general and complex commercial litigation practice representing clients in a broad range of matters, including partnership disputes, UCC claims, defamation claims, contract disputes, real estate matters, unfair competition claims, employment disputes, environmental matters, as well as fraud-based criminal charges. He represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and large multinational corporations, to mid- and small-sized businesses. Michael routinely appears before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators in New Jersey and New York. He has successfully argued Appellate matters before the New York State Appellate Division, the New York State Appellate Term, and the New Jersey Appellate Division.A significant portion of Michael’s practice is focused on defending medical practitioners in disciplinary actions to protect their privileges at hospitals, and in defense of their medical licenses before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. He has arbitrated before the American Health Lawyers Association. In addition, Michael represents automobile dealerships in court and binding arbitrations. Mr. Horn also assists clients in complex transactions involving the sale or transfer of businesses.

Throughout his career, Michael has also represented businesses before regulatory boards such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, and the New York State Department of Labor, New York City Division of Human Rights. He has also litigated before the Tribunal of the United Nations.

Michael began his career as a litigator serving as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. During his tenure, Michael concentrated on prosecuting financial fraud crimes against large corporations and insurance companies, including subprime mortgage fraud, embezzlement charges and insurance fraud. He also conducted long-term investigations of criminal enterprises and identity theft operations.

Michael is a frequent lecturer and author on various topics in the area of litigation, such as enforceability of franchise non-competes, reverse false claims statutes, commercial real estate disputes, shareholder/membership disputes, and litigation regarding trade secrets, vendor contracts, and employment policies.

Representative Experience

  • Represented medical practice and managing physician in a highly contested partnership dispute.
  • Represented physicians before the Board of Medical Examiners and before Hospital Medical Executive Boards.
  • Advocated for multiple automobile dealerships in high level disputes with partners and lenders.
  • Provided guidance in the transfer of multiple businesses including multiple automobile dealerships.
  • Represented high level executive in dispute with former employer related to ownership interest and severance issues.
  • Successful trial involving large golf center involving complex environmental, landlord tenant and partnership issues.
  • Represented national retail chain’s claim against local businesses for trademark infringement.
  • Minority shareholder suit for judicial dissolution of the corporation and the distribution of corporate assets.
  • Healthcare corporation’s pursuit of a lawsuit against former employees for breach of a covenant not to complete, non-solicitation and confidentiality provision.
  • Represented hotel investors’ suit for rights under a contract for the purchase of land to construct a national hotel brand in a major metropolitan market.
  • Represented a national retail distribution company in multiparty products liability claim.
  • Represented a large healthcare non-profit network in a series of suits related to various liability actions.
  • Represented clients at trial in a contested dispute between beneficiaries before the NY Surrogate Court.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • World Golf Network, Member
  • Former President, New Jersey Tulane Alumni Association
  • LeTip of Paramus, Ethics Chair
  • Member, Advisory Council for the Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times Certificate Program at Seton Hall University

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In the News


Archer Promotes 6 to Partner

Michael Horn and Dylan Newton Co-Author Chief Healthcare Executive Article, “The shifting landscape of antitrust lawsuits in the medical field"

Michael S. Horn to be a Speaker at NBI Seminar, "Representing Your Client in Federal Court"