Michael M. Wechsler

Kaplan Williams & Graffeo LLC

Michael M. Wechsler
5 star(s) from 1 votes

I am an Internet and mobile pioneer with extensive experience with social networking and user generated content web sites. I founded one of the largest Mac bulletin boards in 1992 and later interviewed by David Pogue and appeared in Macworld 1994. From there I took a scholarship to law school, obtained an MBA in Computer Information Systems as well, and pursued a career building world class web sites managing legal and business affairs and also serving as a senior strategist.

During my career, I managed legal/business affairs for two world class Internet companies. I negotiated deals, drafted agreements and policies in a myriad of different areas including IP, Internet, mobile and new media transactions and all areas of a large corporation. I also served as Data Protection Officer, have Fortune 500 sales and public speaking experience. My hands on technical knowledge provides superior insight for building and managing leading Internet and Mobile websites.

Law License and Admissions

First Admitted to Practice Law:  1997

Licensed to Practice Law:  2nd Circuit, New Jersey, New York

License Details

New Jersey, 1997
New York, 1998

Professional Work Experience

Kaplan Williams & Graffeo LLC
Of Counsel
January 2012 – Present

TheLaw.com LLC
Managing Partner
April 2008 – Present

IDT Inc., Zedge.net
SVP Strategy, Data Compliance Officer
2005 – April 2008

iVillage Inc.
Director of Legal & Business Affairs
July 1999 – July 2001

Education and Law School

St. John's University School of Law, 1997
  • J.D., Dean's List, Elder Law Clinic - acting attorney
Queens College, City University of New York, 1990
  • BA, Accounting, Economics Minor
Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, 1998
  • MBA, Computer Information Systems

Noteworthy Achievements

Professional Associations

New York Bar Association, Member
New Jersey Bar Association, Member

Other Professional Licenses

Certified Tae Kwon Do Instructor, 4th Dan, Kukkiwon (Seoul, S. Korea)

Honors, Awards & Achievements

* Deans List, St. John's University School of Law
* Deans List, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business
* Deans List, Queens College, City University of New York

Notable Cases & Court Appearances

In the Matter of the Final Accounting of the Proceedings of Louise Beale, Conservator of the Property of Abbie Wilson, Conservatee.

Other Professional Licenses

New York State Bar Association Journal, March/April 2004 – “Digging for Data”
NYCLA Bulletin, January 2002 – “Service Level Agreements”
Computer Law Association Bulletin, October 1999 – “Domain Name System and ICANN”

Notable Appearances

Volunteer Attorney – New York City Bar 9/11 Legal Assistance Program for Small Business

Other Information

Primary Counties Served:

  • NY - New York / Manhattan County
  • NY - Queens County
  • NY - Kings / Brooklyn County

Other Legal Areas Served:


Contact Information

Law Office Details

  • Hours Currently Open

    Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Lawyers in Firm: 11-25
  • Fee Types Accepted
    Pro Bono
    Free Consultation
  • Payment Accepted By
    Credit Card
  • Languages Spoken
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

 Very knowledgeable, extremely trustworthy, 07-28-2012 01:26PM

By: mike

Very knowledgeable in the field of Internet law. Obviously this is as a result of doing this for a very long time. Extremely attentive to client needs and great ability to make it easy for clients to understand complicated law.