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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
New York
  • Croatian
Professional Experience
Owner and Partner
Siegel & Siegel, P.C.
- Current
McCarter & English LLP
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
University of Chicago
J.D. / Law (1990)
Columbia University
M.A. / Political Science (1987)
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. / Political Science and History (1986)
Honors: Summa Cum Laude Martha Barrett Prize for highest GPA in History
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 2372258
- Current
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Legal Answers
284 Questions Answered

Q. Father now deceased was the administrator of my mother's estate. My father remarried but I'm looking to become
A: This is not a problem. You have to bring a special proceeding called a "CTA". Call a lawyer to help.
Q. Can I file a motion for dismissal based of rule 3215 even after I have answered the complaint?
A: No. But you can move for summary judgment if that is appropriate.
Q. Can older brother who has been out of his mothers life for over 15 years.. When she has dementia in nursing home.
A: I cannot follow this post. You are switching between first and third person is a way I cannot tell which brother is which. Once there is a guardianship, the guardian will be able to recover lost money.
Q. We are interested in buying a house where a lien that was a part of a default judgement
A: The owners. However, you should be getting title insurance. The title company will tell you how the deed should go. You really should have a lawyer for this, as the issues can be complicated.
Q. granted for answer
A: Your question makes no sense which indicates to me you should have a lawyer. Court procedure is different in each court. As to using court documents from other cases not only is it legal, it is smart.
Q. I am being called by collectors at all hours (like at 4 in the morning sometimes). I want to file a complaint for an
A: You can't, which is why these cases are hard.
Q. Does each owner of a business need to have their name on the initial formation docs or can they be added on later?
A: People can be added later, but without any stock or evidence of ownership, what do you have?
Q. How can I place a lien against someone who owes money from a small claims judgment?
A: It depends on where you got the judgment, which your post does not say.
Q. Is there any reason I wouldn't be able to file an appeal if I lost at the trial court level?
A: As long as you are within the time allowed, appeals are as of right from final determinations. But beware, the deadline to file is absolute.
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