Michael is Sontag Advisory’s Chief Executive Officer as well as an advisor to clients. Michael is a frequent author and speaker on his topics of expertise. He has been featured in numerous national media publications and has appeared as a guest on nationally-syndicated radio shows. He has authored or edited treatises such as Settlement of Estates in Connecticut and Illinois Estate Planning, and articles such as “HEET Wave,” “Design GRATs to Reap Court-Approved Extra Tax Savings,” “Pecuniary Dynastic Offshore Trusts” and “Financial Reporting for the Family Office.” Before joining Sontag Advisory in 2005, Michael was a partner at prominent New York Metro and New England law firms, including Day Berry & Howard, LLP and Cummings & Lockwood, LLC. His practice expertise was in the areas of estate, tax, succession, asset protection and business planning. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Estate and Gift Taxation at Northwestern University School of Law, and a former faculty member of the National Trust School and National Graduate Trust School of the American Bankers Association. Michael received a BS in Biology (Highest Honors), a BS in Geology, High Honors, and a BS in Chemistry, Highest Honors, from Indiana University and earned his JD from The University of Chicago Law School.