MICHAEL A. LEHMANN
623 Allen Street, Syracuse, NY 13210 | (631) 404-6826
Syracuse University College of Law Syracuse, NY
Juris Doctor May, 2012
Honors: Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis - Senior Associate Editor
Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter - Computer Editor
Moot Court Honor Society - Honorary Associate Member
Certificates in Global Law and Practice | National Security
Publication: Maturation of Chinese Antimonopoly Law, NYSBA INT’L CHAPTER NEWS (2010)
Activities: Student Bar Association - President and College of Law Marshal
Alternative Dispute Resolution Society - Competitions Judge and Regional Competitions Coach
Dowling College, Townsend School of Business Oakdale, NY
Master of Business Administration - Information Systems Management May, 2007
New York Institute of Technology Westbury, NY
Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies May, 2001
Certificate in Technical Writing
Activities: The Campus Slate - Editorial Staff; Delta Sigma Phi; Student Theatre Program
Independent Contractor Syracuse, NY
Legal/Business Consultant Apr. 2015 - Present
Ascertaining necessary information for and filing incorporation paperwork for New York State - focusing on real estate - commercial and non-profit. Drafting/modifying business-to-business agreements and contracts. Writing powers-of-attorney. Traffic violations.
Coté and Van Dyke, LLP Syracuse, NY
Law Clerk Jun. 2014 - Mar. 2015
Client intake and counseling. Legal and medical research for civil cases. Assisting partners in preparation of cases for court.
Plug and Pay Technologies, Inc. Hauppauge, NY
Legal/Technical Advisor Oct. 2012 - Jun. 2013
Advised regarding business-to-business contracts/agreements: merchants, resellers, and partners. Revision of Use and Privacy Policies. Revision of corporate web site, including SEO and social media. Development and revision of legal and technical documentation in compliance with applicable law and PCI standards - with upper-management, development, support, and sales teams.
Coté and Van Dyke, LLP Syracuse, NY
Legal Intern/Clerk May 2011 - May 2013
Client intake and counseling. Legal and medical research for personal injury and U1983 claims. Witnessed and counseled in two trials from inception to completion – second-chaired the latter.
Securities Arbitration and Consumer Law Clinic Syracuse, NY
Student Attorney and Research Assistant Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2012
Interviewed, advocated for, negotiated on behalf of, and counseled clients. Interviewed witnesses and experts for arbitration. Investigated cases and conducted legal research.
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. New York, NY
Legal Intern Jun. 2010 - Aug. 2010
Drafted entertainment contracts. Participated in negotiations. Researched comparative international social media law to create a corporation-wide policy. Analyzed potential trademark and copyright infringements. Incorporated a subsidiary company.
Legal Services of Central New York Syracuse, NY
Pro Bono Action Now Program - Group Technology Coordinator Sep. 2009 - Apr. 2010
Interviewed client for detailed financial and personal information. Analyzed and assembled necessary information with group. Recorded bankruptcy petition and schedules in software.
Plug and Pay Technologies, Inc. Hauppauge, NY Information Designer Mar. 2003 - Aug. 2009
Trained and supported all levels of domestic and international clients' e/m-commerce businesses. Co-developed, implemented, and monitored feedback systems for clients. Created instructional manuals for services and products for various audiences, including management, clients, developers, and sales staff. Maintained an Online Glossary and Online Frequently Asked questions to better support our clients.
Computer Associates International, Inc. Hauppauge, NY
Consultant Technical Writer Aug. 2001 - Nov. 2001
Jan. 2002 - Apr. 2002
Created, designed, and produced security courses. Conducted editorial review of instructional course lesson materials. Assembled the Style and Standards Guide for the Educational Services Department. Advised on and copy-edited other technical writers' projects.
Helping Hounds Dog Rescue Syracuse, NY
Volunteer, Blue-grade Nov. 2011 - Dec. 2013
Assist managers and other volunteers with receiving rescue dogs. Ensure appropriate exercise is provided for the dogs. Assist managers with the adoption process. Behavioral assistance training.
Volunteer Lawyers Project Syracuse, NY
Legal Volunteer/Client Counselor Jan. 2014 - May 2014
Visited the county courthouse daily to assist non-represented clients pro bono with property and eviction law cases. Counseled clients and assisted attorneys in making sure the clients were aware of their rights and what they are.
BecuzWEcan Smithtown, NY
Director of Animal Welfare Aug. 2007 - Feb. 2009
Organized and managed fundraisers for our organization in efforts to raise both money for and awareness of animal welfare needs in the community. Assisted in the incorporation of our 501(3)(c). Wrote several articles regarding the needs of animals in times of natural disasters.