Misha is an experienced commercial litigator who brings a deeply thoughtful and steady approach to serving her individual and institutional clients at the trial and appellate levels. She is known by clients and colleagues for her ability to remain undaunted in the face of difficult and nuanced problems, to dig in and drill down and to advocate tirelessly and zealously on behalf of her clients.

Misha has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court, the First Department and the New York Court of Appeals, as well as federal district courts in New York, Connecticut and South Carolina.

After serving as a law clerk to the honorable Harry S. Crump in the trial courts of the largest judicial district in the State of Minnesota, the Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County, Misha went on to work at two boutique law firms in New York where she seized the opportunity to jump into sophisticated motion practice and act as a second chair at trial.

Misha is committed to representing pro bono clients. Most recently, she successfully negotiated a long-term commercial lease for a NYC based non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for high achieving youth in underserved communities and was also successful in getting a securitized loan for a home reinstated post-foreclosure under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Some of Misha’s representative matters include the following:

Experience

  • Investors in prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty claims against investment adviser and broker-dealer regarding millions of dollars in investment losses.
  • International supplier of women’s handbags and accessories in connection with Uniform Commercial Code claims concerning alleged breaches of creditor agreements
  • A group of private lenders against Federal Civil RICO claims arising from the fallout of complex syndicated loans
  • Tenant/Landlord in connection with claims concerning corporate veil piercing and collateral estoppel arising under New York’s rent overcharge statute
  • Issuer in a dispute arising from complex investments in viatical settlements
  • A shareholder in a contract dispute with a former shareholders of a dissolved corporate entity
  • Kenyan national in successfully obtaining a grant of asylum by the U.S. Immigration Court, Newark NJ

Misha speaks Japanese and French.

Education

  • J.D. University of Minnesota, 2006
  • B.A. cum laude, in History, Wellesley College 2000

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals