Michael Shortt focuses his practice on business litigation, business counseling, employment law, and school law. Michael routinely appears on behalf of the firm’s clients in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania state and federal courts. He has personally negotiated the settlement of disputes between members of closely held corporations, has conducted internal investigations and has provided employment counseling to the firm's clients.
Prior to attending law school, Michael worked for the City of New York’s Administration for Children’s Services in the Child Protection Division where he conducted investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect in Central Harlem. Outside of work, Michael volunteers his time as a soccer coach with the Montclair United Soccer Club, is a past-treasurer of the Upper Montclair Business Association and is a member of the Friends of the Alonzo Bonsal Nature Preserve.
J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2008, Dean Scholarship Recipient; Notes Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal; Winner, Best Oral Argument, Appellate Advocacy; Recipient of the Book Award for the Highest Grade in 1st Year Contracts Course
B.A., Fordham University, 2001
Bar and Court Admissions
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States District Court, Southern District of New York