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Composer , developer , lawyer , writer

Michael J. Shapiro, American Lawyer, developer, composer, writer. Henry Evans Traveling fellow, 1973; Martha Baird Rockefeller grantee,1976, 86; recipient American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards, 1987-1992.


Shapiro, Michael J. was born on February 1, 1951 in Brooklyn. Son of Sam and Jean (Moak) Shapiro.


Bachelor, Columbia College, 1973; Master of Music, Julliard School Music, 1975; Juris Doctor, New York University, 1978.


Worked at Shereff, Friedman, Hoffman & Goodman, LLP (New York, NY) specializing in Corporate, Securities, Investment Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Companies, Investment Advisers, Restructurings, Corporate Finance, Litigation, Tax, International, Real Estate, Trusts and Probate. Admitted to the bar, 1979, New York. Henry Evans Traveling Fellow.

Juilliard Scholarship. Member: International Council of Shopping Centers (Chairman, New York State Government Affairs Committee). ASCAP; Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, American Jewish Committee (Trustee, Westchester Chapter).

Member: New York State Bar Association (Member, Subcommittee on Cooperatives, Condominiums and HOA's, 1982—). Shereff, Friedman, Hoffman & Goodman, LLP, founded in 1971, has a diversified practice including corporate, securities, financial services, litigation, real estate, tax and trust and estates matters. Clients of the firm include public and private corporations and other entities located in the United States and abroad.

The firm has a substantial corporate and securities practice, including mergers and acquisitions. In addition, the firm's practice involves corporate restructurings, including acquisitions of and work-outs by distressed companies. Through its representation of numerous mutual funds, as well as a number of broker-dealers, management and advisory organizations, investment partnerships, and venture capital firms, the firm's financial services group has gained a national reputation.

The firm's highly respected litigation department, which includes three partners who previously served in the United States. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and one attorney who previously served in the United States. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, handles a wide array of securities and commercial litigation and also has a substantial white collar criminal defense practice.

Members of the firm lecture and write extensively, particularly in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, financial services, venture capital and litigation.


Trustee American Jewish Committee. Consultant United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston. Member of New York State Bar Association (subcommittee on cooperatives and condos. since 1979), Association of Bar of City of New York, International Council Shopping Centers (New York state governor affairs chair), Congressional Contacts, Chappaqua Swim and Tennis Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: chamber music, summer sports.


Married Theresa Vorgia, August 14, 1975. Children: Benjamin, Gregory, Nathaniel.

Sam Shapiro

Jean (Moak) Shapiro

Theresa Vorgia

Benjamin Shapiro

Nathaniel Shapiro

Gregory Shapiro