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.
Michael graduated undergrad from Rutgers College. He earned his law degree from Rutgers School of Law. During law school, Michael competed in the Annual ICC International Mediation Competition in Paris, France, placing in the top 30 competitors. Additionally, he served as student assistant for the New York State Bar Association Taskforce on New York Law in International Matters.
Labor and Employment
Corporate and Securities
- 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.
- Speaker, “International Business Law Workshop”, Rutgers School of Business and the NJIT Enterprise Development Center
- Speaker, Legalities and Realities of Independent Consultancy, Penn Medicine
- Selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list in 2020 – 2021. This list is issued by Super Lawyers and a description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
- Rutgers University School of Law–Camden
- Rutgers University
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