Michael P. Regan

Partner regan@thsh.com 212-702-3177

Areas of Focus

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Michael P. Regan

Partner regan@thsh.com 212-702-3177

Areas of Focus

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Biography

Michael Regan is a Partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Michael is a strong advocate and a problem-solver who takes pride in assisting clients resolve complicated business disputes with clear and practical legal advice. With almost 20 years of legal experience, Michael has successfully represented clients in a wide array of commercial disputes in state and federal court and in arbitration, including claims for breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, unfair trade practices and fraudulent conveyance. His diverse list of clients is a reflection of his broad experience across various industries: hedge fund, private equity, cybersecurity, and real estate.

Michael has handled numerous real estate litigation matters in state and federal courts in New York and Connecticut, including partnership disputes, commercial lease disputes, actions to quiet title, claims to recover down payments, myriad condo/co-op disputes, and claims for easement and adverse possession. He has also handled several construction disputes on behalf of owners and contractors.

When he is not assisting his clients inside and outside of the courts, Michael assists the court system as Chair of the Council on Judicial Administration (CJA) of the New York City Bar Association. As Chair of the CJA, Michael works closely with prominent lawyers and judges on various projects, such as proposals to enhance efficient and cost-effective litigation in state court, comments on the Judiciary’s budget requests, and collaborating with other committees of the City Bar to comment on proposed Commercial Division Rules and other proposed rules and legislation. Prior to serving as Chair of the CJA, Michael served as Chair of the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee of the City Bar.

  • Obtained summary judgment on a declaratory judgment action in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court resolving ownership of several closely-held entities holding title to valuable real property.
  • Successfully handled a bench trial in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court defending against a claim of default under a valuable commercial lease.
  • Secured discontinuance of tortious interference and breach of fiduciary claims asserted against former directors of Delaware entity.
  • Obtained dismissal of tortious interference of contract and unfair trade practice claims in the Complex Docket of Connecticut Superior Court.
  • Successfully prepared motion presented in the Delaware Chancey Court to obtain mandatory injunctive relief to compel a financial institution to take the necessary steps to facilitate the sale of an aircraft.
  • Prevailed in arbitration matter concerning an option to purchase a partnership interest.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a cybersecurity company against claims for breach of contract and account stated in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court.
  • Obtained summary judgment on competing claims to settle ownership of, and the parties’ respective responsibilities under, a triple-net-lease to a building in Manhattan.
  • Secured discontinuance of fraudulent conveyance and breach of contract claims on behalf of a secured lender with respect to a condominium development project at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.
  • Successfully defended a secured creditor’s right to receive payment in connection with a competing creditor’s application for injunctive relief premised on the New York Debtor Creditor Law.
  • Successfully defended a commercial landlord against several attempts by a co-op corporation to declare the client in default of a valuable commercial lease.

College: Dartmouth College

Law School: University of Connecticut School of Law

LL.M: Fordham Law School (Banking, Corporate and Finance Law)

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP (associate); Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP (partner)

Professional:

  • Chair, Council on Judicial Administration of the New York City Bar Association
  • Fund for Modern Courts
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association (TIPS – Appellate Advocacy Committee)
  • National Center for State Courts
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • New York
  • Connecticut

Clerkship: Connecticut Appellate Court (Honorable Thomas West)

• “Commercial Division: Past Present and Future,” a conversation between Justice Demarest (moderator), Justice Kornreich, Justice Bransten, Justice Ramos and Justice Schweitzer, sponsored by the Council on Judicial Administration.

• Panelist, “The Art of Pleading: Tactics, Techniques and Strategies,” November 2015 at the New York City Bar Association.

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Michael Regan is a Partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Michael is a strong advocate and a problem-solver who takes pride in assisting clients resolve complicated business disputes with clear and practical legal advice. With almost 20 years of legal experience, Michael has successfully represented clients in a wide array of commercial disputes in state and federal court and in arbitration, including claims for breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, unfair trade practices and fraudulent conveyance. His diverse list of clients is a reflection of his broad experience across various industries: hedge fund, private equity, cybersecurity, and real estate.

Michael has handled numerous real estate litigation matters in state and federal courts in New York and Connecticut, including partnership disputes, commercial lease disputes, actions to quiet title, claims to recover down payments, myriad condo/co-op disputes, and claims for easement and adverse possession. He has also handled several construction disputes on behalf of owners and contractors.

When he is not assisting his clients inside and outside of the courts, Michael assists the court system as Chair of the Council on Judicial Administration (CJA) of the New York City Bar Association. As Chair of the CJA, Michael works closely with prominent lawyers and judges on various projects, such as proposals to enhance efficient and cost-effective litigation in state court, comments on the Judiciary’s budget requests, and collaborating with other committees of the City Bar to comment on proposed Commercial Division Rules and other proposed rules and legislation. Prior to serving as Chair of the CJA, Michael served as Chair of the State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee of the City Bar.

  • Obtained summary judgment on a declaratory judgment action in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court resolving ownership of several closely-held entities holding title to valuable real property.
  • Successfully handled a bench trial in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court defending against a claim of default under a valuable commercial lease.
  • Secured discontinuance of tortious interference and breach of fiduciary claims asserted against former directors of Delaware entity.
  • Obtained dismissal of tortious interference of contract and unfair trade practice claims in the Complex Docket of Connecticut Superior Court.
  • Successfully prepared motion presented in the Delaware Chancey Court to obtain mandatory injunctive relief to compel a financial institution to take the necessary steps to facilitate the sale of an aircraft.
  • Prevailed in arbitration matter concerning an option to purchase a partnership interest.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a cybersecurity company against claims for breach of contract and account stated in the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court.
  • Obtained summary judgment on competing claims to settle ownership of, and the parties’ respective responsibilities under, a triple-net-lease to a building in Manhattan.
  • Secured discontinuance of fraudulent conveyance and breach of contract claims on behalf of a secured lender with respect to a condominium development project at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.
  • Successfully defended a secured creditor’s right to receive payment in connection with a competing creditor’s application for injunctive relief premised on the New York Debtor Creditor Law.
  • Successfully defended a commercial landlord against several attempts by a co-op corporation to declare the client in default of a valuable commercial lease.

College: Dartmouth College

Law School: University of Connecticut School of Law

LL.M: Fordham Law School (Banking, Corporate and Finance Law)

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP (associate); Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP (partner)

Professional:

  • Chair, Council on Judicial Administration of the New York City Bar Association
  • Fund for Modern Courts
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association (TIPS – Appellate Advocacy Committee)
  • National Center for State Courts
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • New York
  • Connecticut

Clerkship: Connecticut Appellate Court (Honorable Thomas West)

• “Commercial Division: Past Present and Future,” a conversation between Justice Demarest (moderator), Justice Kornreich, Justice Bransten, Justice Ramos and Justice Schweitzer, sponsored by the Council on Judicial Administration.

• Panelist, “The Art of Pleading: Tactics, Techniques and Strategies,” November 2015 at the New York City Bar Association.

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