As of 2020, Michele is no longer engaged in the practice of law.
A civil law arbitrator and mediator for the courts of Oregon,
Michele came to the practice of law later in life after prior successful careers in real estate, entertainment, and education. She is a graduate of New York Law School and Syracuse University where she graduated with performance honors in music and education, with masters work in theater.
Michele believes our lives and work should be conducted with professionalism and mutual respect.
Upon graduating law school, Michele began work at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (now Fried Frank) a top tier international law firm, working in their NY office as an associate in the corporate restructuring department. Her work included the due diligence entailed with public and private companies in out-of-court restructurings and workouts, “prepackaged” and prearranged bankruptcies, traditional Chapter 11 cases, and related transactions, strategy and governance issues.
Michele was in-house counsel for Manhattan's largest independently owned real estate firm, and went on to provide counsel to residential cooperative boards of directors in landlord / tenant matters; property management; general business law (including housing discrimination); as well as work on residential and commercial real estate transaction matters. More details about her background are available at https://www.mpetersesq.com/attorneys