Michael graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo and Syracuse University College of Law. He worked as a trust and estate attorney and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and its past state chairman. He has been an adjunct professor of taxation in the Syracuse University School of Law Master’s Program. He is a past board chair of Aurora of CNY.

“My field of practice is trusts and estates, and I do a lot of estate planning. I was very happy to be asked to be on the board. It’s always been thought of as one of the best boards to be on, the most pleasant experience, and it was. One of the purposes of the board was to have your finger on the pulse of the community. My fellow board members were on various boards and knew an awful lot about the community. Everybody didn’t know everything about everything, but in a group, you got a lot of input, which was very important.”