Michael A. Iaconelli is a trial lawyer and partner in Klehr Harrison’s litigation department, where he has practiced since 1998. Prior to joining the firm, Michael practiced in the Princeton office of Stark & Stark, P.C. and, before that, served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Samuel G. DeSimone, A.J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, and Judicial Extern to the Honorable Theodore Alexander McKee, U.S.C.J., United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Michael brings a broad range of experience and talent to his litigation, corporate and individual counseling practice, with an emphasis on shareholder divorce and corporate governance disputes, trade secret and non-compete matters, real estate and construction disputes, franchise law and a variety of business related matters. Michael also serves as private legal counsel to numerous high net worth individuals and professional athletes throughout the country advising them on a variety of corporate and business-litigation matters.
Michael’s experience and skills have been developed through his representation of clients in a variety of complex matters involving business disputes among partnerships, closely held corporations and family owned businesses. To achieve the best result for his clients, Michael has often times utilized a multi-disciplined approach employing a wide range of outcome-based methods, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. This "result oriented" approach has enabled Michael to resolve matters for his clients in the most favorable and cost-effective manner possible.
Michael earned his fourth degree — a Masters in Trial Advocacy — after graduating second in his class, with honors, from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. With his extensive experience of trying cases and negotiating resolutions of complex matters in and throughout the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, New York, California and Delaware, coupled with his involvement in litigating numerous commercial and securities-related matters before self-regulatory agencies across the country, Michael has been able to achieve dynamic and client-driven results for his clients both inside, and outside, of the courtroom for over two decades.
Temple University Beasley School of Law, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, with honors (2003)
Regent University School of Law, J.D., with honors (1995)
Rutgers University, B.A., Management & Finance (1989)
Rutgers University, M.P.A., magna cum laude (1992)
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Mercer and Gloucester County Bar Associations