Michael D. Steger is Of Counsel to Mirsky & Company. His practice focuses on litigation, intellectual property, entertainment, media, and corporate and other business matters. Through his experience in both private practice and as in-house counsel, Mike strives to provide value and cost-effective services to the individuals, companies and other entities that he serves in litigation and transaction matters.
Mike’s litigation experience includes conducting jury and bench trials in copyright, entertainment, employment and commercial disputes in federal and state court. He has also handled arbitrations across the country. Mike’s litigation clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies to individuals.
Mike’s intellectual property practice includes trademark registration and prosecution, copyright registration, trade secrets and other intellectual property litigation, and counseling on corporate branding. His entertainment practice focuses on film, television, Internet and music projects, and he represents producers, artists, writers, directors and production companies. Among other matters, he has handled film, television and online financing, production, distribution and syndication agreements.
Mike’s corporate and business experience includes forming and dissolving corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, as well as contract drafting and review, drafting buy-sell and other shareholder agreements, and handling investment transactions.
From 2000-2005, Mike was in-house counsel for STF Productions, Inc., the producer of Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” and the syndicated “Final Justice,” where he also handled business and legal affairs for other Fox entities. In these roles, his portfolio included handling entertainment, media, intellectual property, Internet, litigation and employment matters for the programs, as well as union issues and other business negotiations.
From 1993 to 2000, Mike practiced law in Los Angeles, concentrating on litigation in state and federal court. He handled all aspects of litigation for clients ranging from individuals and partnerships to Fortune 500 companies. Mike was responsible for a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including entertainment, intellectual property, employment, bankruptcy, real estate, business and construction disputes.
Mike is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section, General Practice/Solo Section, Communications Law Forum and Entertainment and Sports Law Forum; the City Bar Association of New York; and the Rockland County Bar Association. He is a member of the New York, California, Virginia and District of Columbia Bars.
Mike received his JD, MA and BA from the University of Virginia. He lives in Palisades, New York with his wife and daughter.