Michael Freyberg is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the New York office of Haynes and Boone. Mike has represented a wide range of clients in high-stakes commercial and real estate disputes before both the federal and state courts of New York.
Mike’s experience includes representing a renowned New York City real estate developer in a construction dispute against a contractor and surety; defending a corporate staffing agency against claims of breach of a share purchase agreement; assisting lenders and asset managers in connection with various loan disputes; and representing both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters. Mike is passionate about pro bono work, and has represented asylum seekers fleeing persecution as well as individuals facing employment discrimination based on minor, decades-old offenses.
Mike graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Cardozo Law Review. During law school, Mike also interned for two federal judges and assisted two law professors by performing research and writing for their academic publications.
Selected Publications and Speeches
- "New York City Enacts Law Affecting Enforceability of Certain Commercial Lease Guaranties for COVID-Affected Businesses," co-author, Haynes and Boone client alert, May 29, 2020.
B.A., University of Michigan, 2014
J.D., Benjamin Cardozo Law School, 2019, Articles Editor, Cardozo Law Review
Judicial Extern for the Honorable Susan Wigenton, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2018
Judicial Intern for the Honorable Sarah Netburn, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2017
On May 26, 2020, the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, signed a broad COVID-19 relief package into law, to supplement existing federal and state relief measures. The new legislation included several amendments to the Administrative Code of the City of New York (the “Code”) that affect commercial landlords and tenants, including N.Y.C. Council Int. No. 1932-A (“Local Law 1932-A”). Real the f [...]