Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP


Michael J. Marotte


Sparta
Office Phone: 973.631.7848
Email: mjm@spsk.com
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Professional Liability
Repeatedly selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® * list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Business/Corporate law, Michael J. Marotte serves as co-chair of the Corporate and Business Law Practice Group, the Telecommunications Law Practice Group, and the Insurance Coverage Practice Group.

Mike serves as general counsel and national coordinating counsel to several closely held companies with cumulative annual revenues of well over $1 billion. Mike represents business and corporate clients in connection with corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, stock purchases, asset purchases, due diligence, intellectual property matters, employment and tax planning. As New Jersey insurance coverage counsel for several insurance companies, Mike provides guidance on all matters relating to first party property, third party liability, directors and officers and excess insurance coverage. He represents insurers in coverage litigation and against bad faith/extra contractual claims. In addition, Mike presents an annual seminar to insurers and third-party administrators on insurance claim handling and has contributed articles to The New Jersey Law Journal on insurance law and other topics.

Mike serves on the Boards for several corporations. He also serves as Board President for several charitable foundations. He is Counsel to the Cranberry Lake Community Club, a not-for-profit community organization. Mike also serves on the Board of the Sparta Little League and as a director on several charitable boards and organizations. Previously, he was the mayor of Byram Township, a member of the Byram Township Council and the Byram Township Planning Board.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mike was a chemical engineer with a Fortune 50 company. He passed the professional engineer examination prior to attending law school.

Martindale Rating

AV® Martindale-Hubble®

Education

  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., 1992
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Chemical Engineering, With honors, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1992
  • New York, 1993
  • United States District Court of New Jersey, 1992
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2014
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2014

Awards And Honors

  • Included on the list of Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine's 2020 and 2021 "Top Lawyers" in Business Law*
  • Included on the list of Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine's 2019 "Top Lawyers" in Civil Law/Litigation*
  • Included on the list of Morris/Essex Health & Life magazine's 2018 "Top Lawyers" in Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions*
  • Repeatedly selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Business/Corporate*
  • AV® rated, the highest rating conferred by Martindale-Hubbell® for legal ability and professional ethics, based upon a peer review of the Bar and the Judiciary*
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certification, State of New Jersey, 1989
  • Member, Omega Chi Epsilon (chemical engineering honor society) while an undergraduate

Industries

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Pharmaceutical Industry and Pharmacy
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights
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