Practice Areas

Litigation  •   Real Estate  •  

Michael Cross practices with the firm’s Litigation and Real Estate Groups, focusing on both federal and state court litigation in diverse subjects.

Prior to joining CSG, Michael served as a Litigation attorney at a New Jersey-based firm, where he gained extensive experience in managing and litigating complex commercial matters for both business entities and individual clients, contract disputes, environmental issues, employment and labor-related issues, insurance coverage disputes, ERISA and ERISA withdrawal liability issues, and generic pharmaceutical patent cases. Michael was heavily involved in drafting and reviewing pleadings and discovery/dispositive motions, preparing and responding to discovery demands, conducting and defending depositions, drafting settlement documents, communicating with and appearing before the court and managing client relations. While at his prior firm, Michael cultivated relationships with a diverse group of clients and became one of the youngest partners in the firm’s recent history.

Michael works to arrive at practical, results-oriented solutions for his clients, while thoroughly pursuing his client’s interests.

While in law school, Michael interned for the Honorable Michael A. Petrolle, J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division. In this role, he gained insight into the judicial procedure by reviewing trial records, analyzing legal issues, evaluating cases for disposition, and much more, all while expanding his significant network of contacts within the State of New Jersey.

Michael received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he worked as a Research Assistant in their Center for Social Justice Clinic. He earned his B.A., in Finance, from James Madison University.


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  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association


  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • James Madison University (B.A., Finance, 2007)


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York