Michael S. Mullman


Michael Mullman concentrates his practice on corporate, business, and commercial transactions of all types, primarily in the middle market. He has an extensive background in dealing with highly sensitive personal, business, and legal issues, representing clients in association with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions (in and out of bankruptcy)
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Joint ventures and investment transactions
  • Privately held and family-owned businesses
  • Professional organizations (lawyers, doctors, architects, veterinarians, accountants)
  • Venture capital
  • Technology
  • Furniture and apparel industries
  • Capital formation
  • Corporate governance
  • E-commerce transactions

Michael previously served as administrative partner of Blank Rome’s New York office.

Michael speaks and writes on industry-related matters, authoring articles such as “Pre-Nups for Small Business: Plan Your Exit Before You Open the Door,” Opportunity World, February 2000, and co-authoring “Law Firm Recruiting: There’s No Time Like the Summer!,” New York Law Journal, April 2001. Additionally, he served as a panelist for the June 2008 program, "Responding to Allegations of Corporate Misconduct." 

Outside the Firm

Michael’s outside interests include reading, golf, tennis, Jets, Mets, and Knicks.


  • Regular outside counsel to one of the largest full service production and scenic fabrication companies serving the professional entertainment community.
  • Defense of a NASDAQ-listed manufacturing company in threatened proxy contest.
  • A commercial contract furniture dealer, in its sale to a national company as part of a “roll up” transaction.
  • An apparel company, in the acquisition of numerous licensed businesses in the apparel industry.
  • A leading paper manufacturer and distributor, in its sale to a private equity firm.
  • A local telecommunications exchange services provider, in its sale to a national telecommunications reseller.
  • Sale of a nationally recognized investigatory company.

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  • AV Preeminent®, listed by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “The Best Lawyers in New York,” listed by New York Magazine
  • 2019, listed in Legal 500
  • 2013–2021, Mergers and Acquisitions Law in New York, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2009–2017, New York “Super Lawyer” in Mergers & Acquisitions, listed in Super Lawyers



  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Columbia Law School Alumni Association
  • Lincoln Center Business Council
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Union College Alumni Association
Professional Activities

Michael is actively involved with the Lincoln Center Business Council and currently serves as its chairman.



  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Union College, BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Columbia Law School, JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar