Tel: (718) 635-0209
Harvard Law School
J.D., 2013, cum laude
Texas A&M University
B.B.A., 2009, magna cum laude
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Michael Springer's practice focuses on small business law, venture finance, entertainment law, intellectual property, and commercial litigation. He represents both investors and start-ups/small businesses.
Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Springer clerked in the Southern District of New York for the Honorable William H. Pauley III. He also worked as a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he handled all aspects of regulatory and complex commercial litigation matters.
While in law school, he was a winner of the Ames Moot Court Competition, was awarded best brief in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and served as a Technical Editor for the Harvard International Law Journal.
Represented filmmaker in domestic and world-wide distribution for Robin's Wish (#1 documentary on iTunes in 2020).
Formed LLC and drafted operating agreement for direct-to-consumer, fashion-retail company; amended its operating agreement to add a new member; represented the company during negotiations for various agreements, including drop-shipping agreements and vendor agreements.
Represented a venture capital company in capital raise for one of its portfolio companies and in amending the operating agreement for the company.
Represented filmmaker in obtaining copyright license and life rights agreement for his film.
Drafted option/purchase agreement for producer's acquisition of certain literary rights for television and film projects.
Represented mining company in multi-billion dollar SEC enforcement action and related class action lawsuit, including motion practice, witness interviews, and depositions.
Drafted operating agreement for a start-up using artificial intelligence to provide business solutions.
Drafted business broker agreement for the sale of a start-up.
Represented several Chinese issuers in various putative securities class actions, successfully opposing a motion to remand under SLUSA and securing multiple dismissals.
Reviewed funding agreement for children's education television show to be produced by a non-profit.
Researched and drafted amicus brief in support of respondents in King v. Burwell and petitioners in Obergefell v. Hodges, before the U.S. Supreme Court.