Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.
As a Founding Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. and its Managing Partner for 25 years, Michael was instrumental in the success and growth of the firm as a major regional provider of legal services. Michael advises middle market businesses in the region on all aspects of their business activities. He has also served on the Advisory Board of several of companies
Michael was appointed to the Board of the Long Island Power Authority in 1996. During his tenure, he actively participated in the acquisition of the Long Island Lighting Company and the transformation of the energy business on Long Island. He was instrumental in the development of the Caithness Energy Center, the first baseload power plant built on Long Island in over 50 years. He continues to advise energy companies on the operation and development of projects on Long Island.
Michael has actively advocated for and succeeded in the development of numerous multi-family and mixed use transit oriented development projects on Long Island, including those developed and now operated by Avalon Bay Communities. His advocacy for Avalon Bay in Rockville Centre in the early 2000’s led to the general acceptance of transit oriented development in the region.
He has served on many regional Boards in various leadership roles. He has been a Director of the Long Island Association since 2002, where he currently serves as Treasurer and member of its Executive Committee. Michael is a founding member and past-Chair of the Long Island Angel Network, formed to provide a forum for inventors, entrepreneurs and investors to examine investment opportunities in new technologies, products or business models. He also helped found the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University, where he serves as Vice-Chair.