Michael is the Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett’s Commercial and Corporate Litigation group and focuses his practice on the areas of complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenant contracts and corporate counseling. He represents banks, national corporations, closely held companies and entrepreneurs, and has considerable experience in both seeking and opposing injunctive relief actions. He has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts.
As a seasoned trial attorney, Michael has litigated jury trials, bench trials and arbitration in diverse areas including contract actions, shareholder disputes, medical malpractice, adverse possession, palimony and bank fraud. Michael has been recognized every year since 2006 by “Best Lawyers in America” in commercial litigation as one of the top litigators in America. He has also been selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers Edition every year since 2009 for Business Litigation, and every year since 2006 by “Top Lawyers in New York” as one of the top litigators in the New York Metropolitan area.

Michael serves on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for the Kessler Foundation, one of the largest not-for-profit research centers in the country. Michael is a member of The Litigation Counsel of America, a “by invitation only” organization of the top litigators in the United States.

 

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  • State of New Jersey, 1981
  • State of New York, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1981; Member –  American University Law Review
  • Lafayette College, B.A., with Honors, 1977

Michael Saffer Featured in Patch Article on His More Than $8M Settlements in the Past 12 Months

March 5, 2021

Mandelbaum Barrett Achieves $1.9 Million Settlement in National Overtime Class Action Against Major Telecommunications Company

October 26, 2020

Mandelbaum Barrett, PC announces that, after six years of litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, it settled a nationwide overtime collective and a New York Rule 23 class action brought against a major telecommunications company.

Litigation Department Obtains $6.7 Million Award On Behalf Of Client

February 14, 2019

On February 14, 2019, Michael Saffer, Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department and Arla D. Cahill, a Member of that Department, obtained an award of $6.7 million in a complex commercial arbitration proceeding before the American Arbitration Association in New York City in which they represented an anesthesiology group that asserted numerous claims against a surgery center. The Arbitrator, following 10 days of hearings with numerous witnesses and hundreds of trial exhibits created by our team, awarded the entire amount requested in the Demand for Arbitration.

Mandelbaum Barrett's Litigation Group Receives Great Result in an Overtime Pay Dispute

September 25, 2018

The Firm's Litigation Group, led by Co-Chair Michael Saffer, recently received a great result on behalf of their client in a widely publicized overtime pay dispute. Click here to read more.

Mandelbaum Barrett is proud to announce 17 of our attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2023 list.

August 18, 2022

15 years of recognition: Barry R. Mandelbaum, Steven Adler, Jeffrey M Rosenthal and Michael Saffer 10 years of recognition: Jeffrey Cappola, Gordon C. Duus, Arthur D. Grossman, Owen T. Hughes and Barry Schwartz William Barrett, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Rebecca Frino, Raj Gadhok, Martin D. Hauptman, Esq., Steven Holt and Lynne Strober *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American […]

Michael A. Saffer, Esq., of Mandelbaum Barrett Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Kessler Foundation

June 17, 2022

Roseland, N.J.(May 17, 2022) – Mandelbaum Barrett PC has announced that Partner Michael A. Saffer, Esq., has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kessler Foundation. Saffer has been a member of Kessler Foundation’s Board of Trustees for four years and most recently served as Chair of the Foundation’s Research Committee for two years.  Kessler Foundation researchers […]

Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to announce that fourteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers to the New Jersey Super Lawyers List* for 2022. 

March 17, 2022

Steven Adler, Michael Bevacqua, Andrew Bronsnick (**10th year as Super Lawyer and on the Top 100 list), Arla D. Cahill, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Doug Eilender, Raj Gadhok, Arthur Grossman, Barry Mandelbaum, Richard Miller, Michael Saffer, Robert C. Scrivo, Lynne Strober. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that four of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2022, which recognizes the top up-and-coming […]

Michael Saffer interviewed by New Jersey Law Journal regarding the biggest trends in Commercial Litigation

January 26, 2022

The likely continuing growth of the global and American economy in 2022 means that more business will be conducted and more acquisitions and consolidations of businesses will occur, according to Michael Saffer, Esq. of co-chair of Commercial and Corporate Litigation at Mandelbaum Barrett. Mr. Saffer was recently interviewed by the New Jersey Law Journal regarding the biggest trends in Commercial Litigation.

19 Mandelbaum Barrett Attorneys Named To 2021 Edition Of New Jersey Super Lawyers

March 23, 2021

We are proud to announce that 19 of our attorneys have been named to the 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers List, including attorneys in our real estate, commercial litigation, labor and employment, personal injury, environmental, elder law, white collar and criminal defense, banking and financial services, and matrimonial and family law practice groups. Super Lawyers, […]

15 Mandelbaum Barrett Attorneys Selected for the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

August 20, 2020

15 Mandelbaum Barrett Attorneys Selected for the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America The latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes fifteen Mandelbaum Barrett attorneys, representing a wide cross-section of the firm’s full-service capabilities, including commercial litigation, employment law, family law, white collar criminal defense, real estate, tax, bankruptcy and banking […]

Fifteen Mandelbaum Barrett Attorneys Named to the 2020 Super Lawyers List and Two to Rising Stars

March 13, 2020

Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to announce that fifteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers as New Jersey Super Lawyers* for 2020. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state of New Jersey are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that two of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2020, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys age 40 or under or who are in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This year's Mandelbaum Barrett Super Lawyers include:

Thirteen Mandelbaum Barrett Attorneys Recognized By Their Peers In Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 15, 2019

We are proud to announce that thirteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 edition. In addition, Barry Mandelbaum has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers© has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Many of the below attorneys have been listed in this publication for over ten years. *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. To learn more about Best Lawyers, visit www.bestlawyers.com/methodology

13 Mandelbaum Barrett Attorneys Named to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers List and 3 to Rising Stars

March 12, 2019

Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to announce that thirteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers as New Jersey Super Lawyers* for 2019. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state of New Jersey are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that three of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2019, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys age 40 or under or who are in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This year's Mandelbaum Barrett Super Lawyers include:

Michael Saffer Published an Article in ROI-NJ on Minimizing Attorneys' Fees and Costs

August 27, 2018

Michael Saffer, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett's Litigation Practice talks about minimizing litigation attorneys' fees and costs in an informative article for ROI-NJ. Check out what Michael has to say about ways companies and individuals can vigorously pursue and defend litigation while keeping costs down.

Essex County's Top Lawyers List 2018

July 16, 2018

We are pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been voted by their peers to be included in Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine's Essex County's Top Lawyers List for 2018. Congratulations to Barry R. Mandelbaum (Real Estate), Robin F. Lewis (Real Estate), Richard Miller (Elder Law), Vincent J. Nuzzi (Criminal Defense), Michael Saffer (Commercial Litigation), Lynne Strober (Family Law), and Doug Eilender (Land Use and Environment).

Michael Saffer Appointed to Board of Trustees of the Kessler Foundation

October 2, 2017

Michael Saffer, Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Kessler Foundation, one of the largest non-for-profit research centers in the country.

Michael Saffer Authors NJBiz Triple play on "3 Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Litigate"

October 1, 2017

Michael Saffer, Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Group was featured in an NJBiz Tripe Play yesterday on "3 Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Litigate." Check out what Michael has to say on this important issue.

Member Michael Saffer Featured in NJ Biz

March 5, 2016

Member Michael Saffer, Co-Chair of the Commercial and Corporate Litigation Department, was interviewed as part of the NJ Biz Triple Play series. Michael spoke about issues business owners should take into consideration when it comes to litigation and their business, which you can read about