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Michael David Siegel

Michael David Siegel

Siegel & Siegel, P.C.
  • Business Law, Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Probate
  • Education Law
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner and Partner
Siegel & Siegel, P.C.
- Current
McCarter & English LLP
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
University of Chicago
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Columbia University
M.A. (1987) | Political Science
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (1986) | Political Science and History
Honors: Summa Cum Laude Martha Barrett Prize for highest GPA in History
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2372258
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Legal Answers
2029 Questions Answered

Q. is This legal for my dad to keep property and change ownership and then take out loans on houses in my moms sole name?
A: That is not correct. You need to bring a motion in the Surrogate's Court.
Q. Contractor breached contract, causing damages instead of doing the agreed-upon work. How can I get my house repaired?
A: You cannot force these guys to do the work. You have to get the work done by someone else, and then sue the first guys for the damages as calculated by the next person. The issue is collecting a judgment. If the first company was a scam and the people are not real contractors, you might have trouble collecting.
Q. Can the executor of my aunt's estate come after me for the joint account my aunt put me on years before she passed away?
A: Short answer -- if she pays the filing fee she can come after you. The question is will she win. This is a more complex question, and depends on many factors, including the reason you are on the account. If it was "convenience", i.e. to help pay bills, etc., then you could have to give it back.
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One Penn Plaza
Suite 2414
New York, NY 10119
Telephone: (212) 721-5300
Fax: (212) 947-9967