Riela, Michael


Michael J. Riela is a partner at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, a full-service business law firm with about 50 attorneys in New York City.  Mike focuses on bankruptcy and restructuring, cybersecurity and mergers & acquisitions law.  Clients reach out to Mike for advice when they have contracts or other business relationships with companies and individuals who are in bankruptcy or are otherwise in financial distress.  Mike advises these clients about their legal rights and obligations in dealing with these counterparties, and litigates on behalf of this clients as necessary.  If a bankruptcy case has been filed, Mike pursues his clients’ claims, and defends against any lawsuits that the debtor or bankruptcy trustee might file against his clients (such as “claw-back” actions).

Mike also represents companies that are experiencing financial difficulties themselves, as well as the owners of those companies.  Bankruptcy is sometimes be the best solution for these businesses, but that is not always the case.  Mike is adept at advising financially distressed companies and their owners about their options.

Mike also works with clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including the assessment, investigation and litigation of matters arising from information security and data breach incidents.  When clients suffer a data breach, Mike assists with their response and advises on their legal duties, including clients’ duties under various security breach notification laws.

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

900 Third Avenue

New York, New York 10022

Email: riela@thsh.com

Tel: (212) 508-6773

Fax: (646) 390-7034