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"I am fully committed to advocating for and achieving my clients' legal objectives with compassion, care, and personal service."



Michael concentrates on trust and estate administration, planning, and litigation. He is certified with the NYS Office of Court Administration to accept appointments as guardian ad litem and has additional experience representing individuals in guardianship matters under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law. Michael also has experience with Surrogate’s Court matters as a former Erie County Surrogate’s Court intern.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County, Surrogate’s Court Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section

Prior Experience

  • Fiorella & Schwind, LLP, Senior Attorney
  • Rimar Schroeder LLP, Partner
  • Erie County Surrogate’s Court, Intern to Judge Barbara Howe
  • Patrick G. Rimar & Associates, Paralegal

Selected Honors

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, David Kochery Award, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Law Section Fellowship, 2015

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