Michael Kaplan

  • Legal & Finance; Real Estate

  • New York, NY

U.S. Capitol Page School '76; Vassar College '80; Rutgers Law '83 Legal Career concentrating in corporate, securities and real estate law: Led proxy contest for NYSE company 1983-84; Associate at Gordon Hurwitz 1984-85; Associate at Weil Gotshal 1985-86; Partner at Koether Harris & Hoffman (then Keck Mahin Cate & Koether) 1986-1990; Partner at Weingarten Weingarten & Kaplan 1990-91; Private Practice & General Counsel to Halpern Enterprises 1991-93; General Counsel of Individual Investor Group (NASD - INDI) 1996-98; General Counsel to Halpern Investors 2000-2003; Private Practice & General Counsel to Cappelli Enterprises 2003-2005. Entrepreneurial / Investment Banking / Real Estate Developer, including: Founder/CEO Par-Tee Bag (in-hand sampling and promotion to target demographic audiences, including private golf club members and guest, college campuses and major league baseball stadiums) 1993-96 - sold to public company; Equity Investment in various real estate development projects including the Waterfront at Port Chester big-box mall, 2000-05; Founder/CEO what is now known as Monticello Motor Club (4.3 mile private club automobile track), 2005-08 - sold to investors; Real Estate investor 2008-Present. Real Estate Broker in NY with Hannelore & Co. New Canaan CT-based team at Raveis Real Estate, 2008-Present. Writer focused on biographical pieces, including most recent work in Bedford Magazine.