Law Office of Michael Grenert, PLLC
Before founding Law Office of Michael Grenert, PLLC in 2015, Mr. Grenert was at another employment law firm as a Partner for 15 years and as an Associate for 4 years before that. In the year after graduating from law school, Mr. Grenert was Law Clerk to the Hon. Richard Newman, Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He drafted several published opinions, including Woods-Pirozzi v. Nabisco Foods, 290 N.J. Super. 252 (App. Div. 1996), noteworthy for establishing that an employer can be liable under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination for the sexual harassment of an employee by an independent contractor if the employer is negligent in handling the employee’s complaints about the contractor’s behavior. http://law.justia.com/cases/new-jersey/appellate-division-published/1996/a5108-94-opn.html
Michael Grenert has focused on employment law for his entire career over approximately 20 years. He predominately represents employees, but also represents employers. His cases include claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, unpaid compensation, whistleblower retaliation (and SEC bounty claims), unfair competition and breach of non-compete agreements, wage and hour violations including overtime, and defamation (including claims for defamation on the Form U5 seeking damages and expungement). He handles lawsuits in federal and state court at the trial and appellate level, and arbitrations at FINRA, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and JAMS (he is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey but has handled cases across the county pursuant to the local rules of each forum). Mr. Grenert’s individual clients include professionals employed in the financial services/securities industry, along with employees in other industries throughout the United States. Individuals seek Mr. Grenert’s representation when they believe they have been wrongfully terminated from their employment or harassed on the job, or not paid what they are legally owed. Employers seek his representation to prevent and defend against litigation, and enjoy the perspective he has gained from years of representing employees who bring claims against employers. In addition to litigating, Mr. Grenert is routinely retained to negotiate or draft employment and separation agreements. His experience litigating breach of contract claims makes him adept at drafting and negotiating sound employment agreements.
Mr. Grenert represents individual investors and brokers in securities arbitrations, including at FINRA.In addition, he represents clients registered/licensed in the securities industry in regulatory proceedings brought by securities regulators such as FINRA.
COMMERCIAL LITIGATIONMr. Grenert also represents clients in commercial litigation.