ERIC A. MICHAELS

FOUNDING PARTNER

SALES PRACTICE CLAIMS
TRADE SECRETS
REGULATORY/ENFORCEMENT
COMPLIANCE
PROMISSORY NOTE COLLECTION
EMPLOYMENT
BUSINESS LITIGATION

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  • EDUCATION

    B.A., Michigan State University, 1994

    J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1997

    CRCP, FINRA Institute at Wharton (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), 2012

  • ADMISSIONS

    Michigan

    Ohio

  • HONORS & AWARDS

    Rising Star
    —  Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008 – 2012

    SuperLawyers

Eric A. Michaels is a founding shareholder of Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould PC.

For nearly two decades, Eric has developed an expertise in the principal area of securities litigation before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Assuming primary responsibility, Eric has successfully handled hundreds of arbitration matters on behalf of broker-dealers and registered representatives involving customer complaints, employment related issues and securities/compliance/regulatory matters. He also regularly assumes first chair responsibility for federal and state court matters, including enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Each year, between 2008 and 2012, Eric was selected a “Michigan Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine, an honor earned by no more than 2.5% of attorneys practicing in the state.

In 2012, Eric earned the designation of Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) from the FINRA Institute at Wharton. The CRCP designation arms Eric with valuable insight and a detailed understanding of the securities industry, statutory framework and regulatory guidelines. Going “Back to School” (see Rodney Dangerfield) provided important perspective on an otherwise complicated area of practice.

Regardless of forum, working closely with clients and his co-workers alike, Eric treats every matter with the dedication, persistence and a level of preparation absolutely necessary to obtain quality results. This is always the primary goal because, at the end of the day, clients know good product from bad. Being partial to local talent, Kid Rock said it best: “If it looks good, you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But . . . if it’s real, you’ll feel it.” Plus, being obsessive compulsive doesn’t hurt.