Michael A. Austin

    Michael Austin, a New Jersey native, has been practicing law for more than a decade with a concentration in business transactions, real estate and litigation. Michael brings a diverse legal background to our firm, having represented clients in commercial real estate transactions ranging from office leases to acquisitions of industrial properties and everything in between. No matter the type or size of the case, Michael ensures that all clients receive the personal attention they deserve.

    Michael enjoys helping new entrepreneurs establish their businesses, as well as aligning legal services to help small- to mid-sized businesses achieve their goals for growth. He is committed to keeping his clients informed throughout the process, operating with a simple philosophy: when knowledge replaces uninformed worry, clients can make sound decisions that drive their success. Michael is also a well-rounded litigator, having represented countless clients in Chancery and Law Division lawsuits involving business and partnership disputes, real estate disputes, construction defects, breach of contract cases, consumer fraud cases, employment suits and other issues.

    Michael worked as a project engineer for a major New Jersey construction experience prior to becoming an attorney, gaining a wealth of experience that now offers our clients unique insight into construction-related matters. After graduating from law school and passing the bar exam in New Jersey, Michael dove head-first into the business world. With an intimate understanding of business and real estate, and deeply attuned to his clients’ evolving needs, Michael has developed a growing circle of long-term and repeat clients.

    Michael is active in the legal community, currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the NJ State Bar Association and the Leadership Committee of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s Young Professionals Network. Michael was named a 2016 Rising Star by SuperLawyers, and was featured in 201 Magazine’s Top Lawyers Directory in 2013 and 2014 for practice areas such as Commercial Litigation and Zoning, Planning and Land Use. He also shares his knowledge by presenting seminars for New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, RealSource and other groups.

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    Education:
    • Seton Hall School of Law
    • Penn State University, B.S. in Economics from the Smeal College of Business
    Bar & Court Admissions:
    • New Jersey State and Federal Courts
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    Volunteer & Community Positions:
    • Member, Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the NJ State Bar Association
    • Leadership Committee of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s Young Professionals Network
    Hon. Jon A. Conte (Ret.)