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Michael S. Farber

Founding Partner

Michael Farber is a founding partner of Farber Schneider Ferrari LLP. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation representing real estate operations, owners and developers, construction companies, contractors, design professionals, and parties to complex landlord-tenant litigation. He regularly manages the legal concerns of various privately held or family-owned corporations with valuable real estate holdings.

Mr. Farber served as General Counsel to the owner-operator of more than 150 mixed-use Manhattan properties, acting as personal counsel to that company’s principals. Earlier in his career, he structured the in-house legal department for a large property developer focused on the acquisition, rehabilitation, construction and management of revitalized affordable housing in New York City.

Mr. Farber was formerly affiliated with an Am-Law 100 firm, serving on the litigation team to manage discovery in the landmark, billion-dollar toxic tort litigation arising out of the September 11th, 2001 first-responder suits.

During law school, Mr. Farber completed the rigorous clinical coursework of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Eastern District of New York), where he worked closely with Federal prosecutors on high-stakes RICO, narcotics and wire fraud prosecutions.

As an experienced courtroom litigator, Mr. Farber employs a tactical approach to critical thinking and problem-solving, inspired by chess game theory and the writings of Sun-Tzu. Mr. Farber enjoys complex commercial trial practice and the art of jury selection, where he balances conscientious, aggressive representation with empathy and sound business judgment.

Mr. Farber is a New York City native, where he currently resides. He was raised in Queens and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, SUNY at Buffalo (B.A., Psychology), and Brooklyn Law School.



Juris Doctor, 2004 


B.A., Psychology, 1999


  • New York State Bar Association 

  • New York City Bar 

  • New York County Lawyers Association

Michael S. Farber
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