Michael J. Tiffany concentrates his practice in litigation and dispute resolution, handling a broad range of general business and complex commercial matters. He has extensive experience and consistent success handling the multiple phases of mediation, arbitration, and trial.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Michael has litigated and advised clients on a variety of matters involving contract disputes, business torts, breach of representations and warranties, and licensing and purchase price disputes. He has worked on behalf of a variety of clients, including large public companies, individual corporate representatives, privately held corporations, institutional lenders, and private equity firms. Michael defeated a multimillion dollar fraud claim brought by a global apparel company. Diesel Props S.R.L. v. Greystone Bus. Credit II LLC, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 318 (2d Cir. 2011). Michael also defeated a $32 million action for breach of letters of credit against a Ukrainian bank. Cargill Financial Services International, Inc. v. Bank Finance and Credit Limited, 70 A.D.3d 456 (1st Dep't 2010).
Financial Services Related Matters
Michael has successfully represented clients in regulatory agency investigations including FINRA disciplinary matters.
- St. John’s University, J.D. (2002)
- Manhattan College, B.A. (1999)
- New York
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- New York Super Lawyers (2013-2017)
- Motorola Limits Restraints on Banks: The New York Court of Appeals Recharges the "Separate Entity Rule", The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (November 2014)
- Identifying a Principal Place of Business for Diversity Jurisdiction: Supreme Court Settles the Debate, co-author with Joshua Leader, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (April 2010)