Michael Faltischek, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Angel Network. A senior partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Michael Faltischek has played a key role in the success and growth of the firm since graduating from law school at the top of his class. He served as Managing Partner from 1982 until 2006, leading the firm from its roots as a small local firm to its current prominence as a major regional firm with more than 60 professionals and 130 staff members. Since 2001, Mr. Faltischek has been consistently recognized as one of the leading members of the legal profession by Long Island Business News in its annual “Who’s Who in Law.”As a member of the Corporate and Securities Department, he advises entrepreneurs and business enterprises in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and international business transactions. Mr. Faltischek has been a frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association in various areas of corporate and business law, including Forming and Advising Businesses, Limited Liability Companies and Law Firm Management.
He has also led programs in issues related to Corporate Governance.He was instrumental in the formation of the firm’s Corporate Governance Practice Group, which addresses the needs of corporate leaders in light of recent far-reaching corporate reforms. In this area, he has worked closely with the Center for Business Ethics at Molloy College and is a member of its Advisory Board. As a member of the Board of the Long Island Power Authority (1995-2001), Mr. Faltischek was actively involved in the acquisition of certain assets of Long Island Lighting Company and the sale of over $8 billion in bonds to finance the transaction. He chaired LIPA’s Economic Development Committee and was a member of its Finance Committee. Based on his experience on the Board of LIPA, he founded and is chair of the Energy Industry Practice Group, a multi-disciplinary group providing diverse legal services which focuses on the unique needs of the energy industry and its ongoing efforts to satisfy the energy needs of the regional community.He received the J.D. magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and the BA from Pace University.