Michael P. VersichelliPartner
Michael P. Versichelli focuses his practice on commercial and insurance coverage litigation, representing clients in state and federal courts throughout New York and across the country.
A partner in Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation and Insurance Coverage Practice Groups, Michael represents multi-national corporations, small businesses, and individuals in lawsuits involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, business torts, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, interference with contract and prospective economic advantage, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, business defamation and disparagement, conversion, corporate shareholder and partnership disputes, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act, and enforcement of restrictive covenants and non-competition agreements.
He regularly represents banks in commercial foreclosure proceedings, enforcement of commercial notes and guaranties, actions involving forged endorsements and signatures, and various consumer-related issues.
In his insurance practice, Michael handles complex first-party and third-party coverage disputes, and routinely counsels insurers on their coverage obligations. He advises and defends carriers in suits challenging claims handling practices and alleging bad faith, including claims for punitive, consequential, and extra-contractual damages.
Michael also assists carriers in combating insurance fraud in the no-fault arena in matters involving fee splitting and the corporate practice of medicine.
In 2019 and 2020, the well-respected Legal 500 recommended Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage practice in the insurance: advice to insurers category. The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkBar Affiliations
Nassau County Bar Association
New York State Bar AssociationEducation
Fordham Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Hofstra University, B.A., magna cum laude