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Michael Morea

Founder and Managing Member

For over 20 years, Mike has represented and counseled both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses on employment law related matters. Mike has extensive experience counseling clients on Human Resources and other employment law matters, ranging from hiring through firing. Mike’s extensive employment law experience includes counseling clients on leave laws, accommodation issues, sexual and other harassment and discrimination issues, wage and hour compliance, reductions in force, and terminations as well as drafting employee handbooks and policies, confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements, employment and executive compensation agreements.

Although Mike focuses on assisting his clients with compliance in order to avoid litigation, Mike has extensive experience litigating employment and other matters in state and federal courts should the need for litigation arise. His litigation experience includes defending wrongful termination, wage and hour, sexual harassment, whistleblower, and breach of contract lawsuits.

After spending the majority of his professional career at a large law firm, Mike founded Morea Law in 2017 in order to provide employment law counseling to owners of small and medium sized businesses, who are typically underserved in the legal market.

 
 

Honors and Awards:

AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rating (2014 to Present)

AV Preeminent is the highest peer rating standard from Martindale-Hubble. This rating signifies that the lawyer's reviewed peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

New Jersey Law Journal “40 Under 40” (August 2011)

The New Jersey Law Journal "40 Under 40" is a selection of top attorneys under age 40 identified and evaluated on the basis of achievement in their careers, and through recognition by professional organizations.

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Organizations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

  • Bergen County Bar Association, Co-Chair Labor & Employment Law Committee

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Masters Certificate in Business and Law of Sports, 2017

  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1997

  • Villanova University, B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States Supreme Court