Michael J. Duffy
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7324
F: 215-772-7620


Michael J. Duffy is an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department. He focuses his practice on general corporate matters, with a concentration on government contracting, intellectual property, finance, consulting, employment, real estate, and corporate governance. Michael has extensive experience with a wide variety of business transactions, from initial contact with transaction targets and indications of interest, through to closing and post-transactional events.

Michael has represented businesses in a broad range of industries including pharmaceutical distribution and research, technology, construction, and real estate, in matters of negotiating and drafting organizational documents, distribution agreements, independent contractor agreements, construction agreements and purchase agreements, as well as trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, international trademark registrations through WIPO and other intellectual property-related matters.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Michael was a senior associate at a regional law firm, a former business owner and the Corporate Training Program Director of UNESCO Vietnam, gaining international business and legal experience while developing the country’s connections to the transnational corporate community.

Selected Representations

  • Represented national pharmaceutical distribution company in negotiating and drafting agreements with pharmacy benefits managers on behalf of thousands of member pharmacies in a pharmacy services administrative organization.
  • Represented pharmaceutical research consultancies in negotiating and preparing agreements with US and PRC pharmaceutical research companies.
  • Represented fintech educational startup in negotiating and drafting service agreements with schools across the region.
  • Represents numerous small businesses around the region in organizational and transactional corporate matters.
  • Successfully represented appellant commercial property owner before Pennsylvania Superior Court En Banc on a matter of first impression, obtaining favorable precedential decision.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Conducted workshops on international business law for the Rutgers School of Business and the NJIT Enterprise Development Center
  • Provided presentations to Penn Medicine researchers on the Legalities and Realities of Independent Consultancy

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020 – 2021

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Academic Achievements

  • Rutgers School of Law (J.D.)
    • Dean’s Scholarship
    • Competed in the Annual ICC International Mediation Competition in Paris, France, placing in the top 30 competitors
    • Student assistant for the New York State Bar Association Taskforce on New York Law in International Matters
  • Rutgers College (B.A.)