Michael Flynn graduated cum laude from Fordham Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate and was an editor on the Urban Law Journal. Prior to that, Michael graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University where he earned his bachelor of arts degree and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After law school, Michael went on to spend the first eight years of his career as an associate in the Manhattan-based law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP where he primarily represented individual and corporate clients in the selling, buying, leasing and financing of residential and commercial real estate, and was intimately involved in negotiating and closing some of the most sophisticated real estate transactions undertaken in New York City and on Long Island. In conjunction with his real estate transactional work, Michael represented a broad array of companies, estates, and individuals, including the representation of not-for-profit organizations in connection with their loan and credit facility programs. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Michael was also a member of the firm’s Mortgage and Credit Crisis Team, which was in the vanguard representing the largest monoline insurance companies in filing residential mortgage backed securities litigation claims against mortgage originators and investment banks. Since leaving Patterson Belknap, Michael has focused on building his transactional real estate practice, while also advising on corporate formation and structuring and delving into the real estate brokerage arena.