Michael Agosta has a broad-based practice focused on complex commercial litigation, including residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) indemnification claims, corporate governance disputes, internal investigations, class action defense, and contract actions in state and federal courts. In addition to litigation, Michael has participated in the successful mediation of several contract and partnership disputes. He has drafted a wide range of litigation documents, including complaints, dispositive and non-dispositive motions, discovery requests and responses, mediation statements, appellate briefs, and expert reports. Michael has also negotiated and drafted settlement agreements, tolling agreements, stipulations, and vendor agreements, among other contracts.
Michael enjoys the challenge of analyzing risk and advising clients on strategy, both before and after the initiation of litigation, to achieve ultimate client goals, and prides himself on his ability to effectively manage a case team to achieve cost-effective results.
Michael holds an undergraduate degree in journalism, and, prior to law school, Mike worked in the publishing industry, serving as an editor and a writer for numerous well-known publications, including Women's Wear Daily.
Frequently participates in pro bono matters, including: