Michael is a second generation Partner at S. Friedman & Co. with extensive knowledge and experience in shipbuilding transactions, ship sale and purchase and shipping finance transactions. Michael’s experience includes shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase related financing arrangements, negotiating, structuring and drafting complex cross-border financial transactions, cross – border asset backed finance, lending and syndicated lending, receivables securitization transactions, restructuring and rescheduling of debt and complex lease and sale and lease back arrangements for vessels and marine containers.

Michael is described an “excellent lawyer, always commercial”, by international legal directory Legal 500 and was ranked by the prestige international legal directory “Chambers Global” and described as “Very experienced lawyer”.

Clients also benefit strongly from Michael’s experience in commercial, shipping and admiralty litigation, offshore claims (including the enforcement and implementation of maritime liens and mortgages), personal injury and insurance law expertise.


  1. “Getting the Deal Through”, the Israeli chapter on “Ship Finance”.
  2. “The Shipping Law Review”, the Israeli chapter (co- author).