Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Attorney for NJ & NY

civil litigation attorney


My staff and I efficiently prepare your case by organizing your evidence and collaborating with you through our secure cloud-based, trial preparation interface. Your case and you will be prepared by my staff and I to prosecute or defend your case.

My trial and appellate experience dates to 2002, including divorces, contract disputes, and real estate disputes.

I am admitted to the following courts:

State Courts:
  • NY State Courts
  • NJ State Courts
United States District Courts:
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey

In addition to facing oral arguments with confidence, I have the negotiation and writing skills to obtain early and favorable settlements, prior to trial.

“Very Concerned when working on our cases. Innovative in his approach to difficult legal matters” – James

“Mr. Heitmann is an extremely sharp Attorney, and was a pleasure to deal with during my entire court case.” – Anonymous

Dispute Resolution

I provide and recommend alternative dispute resolution services to clients whenever appropriate. These services can be a cost-effective approach in certain circumstances.

I am a divorce and commercial mediator.

I can represent your businesses in arbitration at the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), National Arbitration and Mediation (“NAM”) and Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”).

I am trained in the Collaborative Law method of conflict resolution and belongs to the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”). Michael is also affiliated with the Staten Island Collaborative Law Group (SICLG).

Collaborative law is the process in which spouses, with their respective attorneys, negotiate and come to an agreement without court intervention with the help of other professionals. While divorce litigation can be expensive and frustrating, Collaborative Law is a cost- effective approach that focuses on the continued well-being of the spouses and their children well after the finalization of the divorce. See the IACP’s FAQs.