Michael J. Schwarz

Mr. Schwarz joined the firm in 2019 after practicing with a prominent law firm based in Westchester County, New York. During his more than thirteen years of practice Mr. Schwarz represented and counseled clients in a wide variety of matters including: real estate, land use and zoning, municipal law, environmental law, foreclosure (commercial and residential), contracts, commercial disputes, business disputes, and business torts. In addition, a significant proportion of Mr. Schwarz’s practice was dedicated to representing national and regional title insurance underwriters in connection with coverage matters, and has also served as defense counsel for underwriters’ insureds. Mr. Schwarz is a welcome addition to the firm’s municipal, land use, real estate, and litigation practice groups.

While in law school, Mr. Schwarz was a member of the Pace Law Review, and served as its Executive Productions Editor. Mr. Schwarz also participated in the law school’s Environmental Law Externship in Washington, D.C., and interned at the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, Mr. Schwarz was selected to the law school’s Judicial Honors Externship Program, and interned with former United States District Court Judge Barbara S. Jones in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Education

Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY (J.D., 2005)
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (BA, Politics and Government, 2000)

Admitted to Practice

New York
Connecticut
Washington

Awards and Honors

Dean’s Scholar, Pace University School of Law
Federal Judicial Honors Externship Program

Other Professional Experience

Partner, DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP
Member, Zoning Board of Appeals of Town of Carmel
Legal Intern, Hon. Barbara S. Jones, US District Court, SDNY
Legal Intern, US EPA, Office of Pollution, Pesticides and Toxic Substances

Publications

“Demonstrating the Requisite Level of Proof for A Federal Trademark Dilution Claim: Establishing Actual Dilution Following Moseley v. Victoria’s Secret,” 25 Pace L. Rev. 157, 2004

Representative Matters and Selected Clients

DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. v. Kontogiannis, 102 A.D.3d 489 (1stDept. 2013) aff’d, 22 N.Y.3d 960 (2013) (On Appeal, obtained dismissal of a $45 million fraud claim against a title insurance underwriter predicated upon alleged fraud committed by an issuing agent)