Michael Rowan

Michael Rowan

Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (609) 452-5029
Fax: (609) 452-6105

Primary Office

Princeton
650 College Road East
Suite 4000
Princeton, NJ 08540-6603

Secondary Office

New York
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2005
New York, NY 10020

Michael Rowan

Michael Rowan litigates a broad array of matters for publicly traded corporations, closely-held businesses, trade associations, and individuals. With experience at both the trial and appellate levels, Michael handles disputes involving complex commercial matters, intellectual property, unfair competition, breach of contract, statutory and common law fraud, products liability, employment, environmental issues, ERISA, RICO, and more. This breadth of work, along with the variety of industries he represents, positions him to defend the ever-changing interests of clients. The industries he works for range from pharmaceutical, real estate, securities and hospitality to health care, energy, automotive and financial services. He also handles matters for clients in insurance, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, construction and more. He has handled cases for these client in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and beyond, as well as in private mediations and arbitrations. Regardless of the venue, Michael understands the importance of working closely with in-house counsel and other clients to formulate a strategy that takes into account their desire for efficient and effective resolution.

Experience

Complex Commercial Litigation
Member of a team that secured favorable settlement on behalf of a large medical practice in shareholder action in New Jersey state court
Obtained favorable settlement for manufacturer of high-end orthotics in New Jersey federal court action alleging the manufacture of knock-off products
Represented pharmaceutical company in mass tort litigation in New Jersey state court involving claims related to the sale and marketing of certain medications
Obtained pre-answer dismissal of action for breach of restrictive covenant on behalf of computer consulting company and its principal in New York state court
Represented clients in printing and insurance industries in ERISA actions in New Jersey federal court brought by individuals and a health and welfare fund
Obtained dismissal of RICO action in New York federal court against automotive industry clients, which was upheld on appeal
Obtained dismissal of RICO claims against dental practice management company in New Jersey state court
Secured favorable settlement on behalf of client in shareholder action in New York state court involving ownership of a hospitality company
Represented food service distributor in breach of contract action in Illinois state court
Secured favorable settlement for client in shareholder action in New Jersey state court involving ownership of a printing company
Real Estate Litigation
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of real estate holding company in breach of contract action in New York state court and subsequently collected multi-million dollar judgment
Represented real estate brokerages and agents in numerous matters in New Jersey state courts involving common law claims and claims under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
Defended common law and statutory claims against title insurers in numerous matters in New Jersey federal and state courts
Financial Services Litigation
Represented financial services firm in breach of contract action in New York state court involving electronic trading of U.S. Treasury products
Represented financial services firm in U.S. proceedings related to breach of contract action in Hong Kong
Negotiated dismissal of wrongful foreclosure action against mortgage lender in New York state court
Obtained pre-answer dismissal of complaint against mortgage lender in New Jersey state court action involving common law fraud claims and statutory claims under TILA, RESPA, and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
Closely-Held Corporations
Obtained pre-answer dismissal of action for breach of restrictive covenant on behalf of computer consulting company and its principal in New York state court
Secured favorable settlement on behalf of client in shareholder action in New York state court involving ownership of a hospitality company
Served on teams that secured favorable settlements on behalf of a large medical practice, commercial bus company, and printing company in shareholder actions in New Jersey state court

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named a Top Business Litigation Attorney, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2018

Memberships and Affiliations

New Jersey Bar Association

New York Bar Association

New York Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Complex Civil Litigation Committee

Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Pro Bono Program

Princeton University Alumni Association

Princeton Area Alumni Association

Princeton Varsity Club

Princeton Football Association

Education

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2000

  • Interscholastic Moot Court Board
  • Member, Civil Litigation Clinic

B.A., Princeton University, 1996

  • Director, New Grange School Tutoring Program
  • Varsity Football

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Firm Management Positions

Pro Bono Committee, Member

Clerkships

Honorable William M. D'Annunzio and Naomi G. Eichen, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division

Michael Rowan litigates a broad array of matters for publicly traded corporations, closely-held businesses, trade associations, and individuals. With experience at both the trial and appellate levels, Michael handles disputes involving complex commercial matters, intellectual property, unfair competition, breach of contract, statutory and common law fraud, products liability, employment, environmental issues, ERISA, RICO, and more. This breadth of work, along with the variety of industries he represents, positions him to defend the ever-changing interests of clients. The industries he works for range from pharmaceutical, real estate, securities and hospitality to health care, energy, automotive and financial services. He also handles matters for clients in insurance, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, construction and more. He has handled cases for these client in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and beyond, as well as in private mediations and arbitrations. Regardless of the venue, Michael understands the importance of working closely with in-house counsel and other clients to formulate a strategy that takes into account their desire for efficient and effective resolution.