Mikhail Sheynker has a strong experience in all aspects of commercial, real estate, intellectual property, insurance, and administrative litigation. While attending the University of Minnesota School of Law, an institution that is consistently rated among the top law schools in the country, Mikhail showed great aptitude for the discipline of law, graduating in the top 15% of his class and receiving magna cum laude honors. After graduation, he assisted Judge Broberg of Minnesota State District Court with arraignments, court hearings, and trials, as well as handled inquiries to court and performed legal research.
Upon returning to New York, Mikhail joined New York State Supreme Court as a mentee to Justice Paul G. Feinman, currently, an associate justice on the New York Court of Appeals, and later served as a law clerk to Justice Saliann Scarpulla, the Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court, New York County. Mikhail was then elevated to be the Principal Court Attorney to Justice Ellen M. Coin of New York State Supreme Court, New York County. In this position, he mediated complex litigation to final settlement, presided over discovery conferences and motions, assisted Justice Coin with the conduct of trials, and drafted motions and bench trial decisions. His experience working in the courts has given Mikhail a command of New York’s vast, almost ritualized, mechanism of civil practice.
After leaving the courts, Mikhail worked as a commercial litigator when he joined the team at Klein Slowik, PLLC. A decade of working as a court attorney, taking active social roles and advocating for clients in complex, non-standard circumstances has given Mikhail valuable insight into the subtle intricacies of civil litigation. Mikhail’s ability to consistently develop creative solutions to tackle complex legal issues has become a valuable asset to our firm.
For the past five years, Mikhail has also concurrently served as a General Counsel at Congregation Tifereth Torah. This role is a great honor to advise a religious congregation numbering in the thousands on matters of religious corporations law, real estate law, tax law, and legal issues pertaining to nonprofit institutions.