Michael F. Schwartz

Michael F. Schwartz

New York, New York

Michael F. Schwartz, Esq. is a practicing attorney with over thirty-five years of experience. His expertise is in residential and commercial real estate, including conveyancing, leasing, mortgage foreclosure, and bank transactional work; commercial law including contracts, partnerships and corporate law; commercial litigation related thereto; and trust and estate matters.  He was formerly a member of the legislative committee of New York Real Estate Board. He is licensed to practice before the New York State Supreme Court, the United States Federal District Courts of New York, Eastern and Southern Districts, the United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also licensed to practice in the State of Florida.

Michael F. Schwartz received his B.A. from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo. He subsequently attended Brooklyn Law School where he received his J.D. He is presently a New York State Supreme Court Mediator and Fee Dispute Arbitrator where he mediates commercial disputes referred to him from Judges in the New York State Supreme Court, New York County and arbitrates legal fee disputes referred to him from the New York County Lawyers' Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Trust & Estate
  • Commercial Transactions

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Commercial Dispute Mediator, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1976
  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D.
  • S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: English


  • How To Purchase Your First Home, Learning Annex, 1990 - 1997
  • How To Convert To Coop/Cond, Learning Annex, 1990 - 1997

Past Employment Positions

  • Penn Proefriest Schwartz Feld & Schwartz, Partner, 1997 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Brooklyn Conservatory of Music - Trustee, 1997 - 2014
  • East Midwood Jewish Center - Trustee, 2014 - 2016