Michael Starvaggi is a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fordham University, and holds his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School. He is counsel to over five hundred public school administrators affiliated with the Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association [ESSAA]. In that capacity, he has handled collective bargaining negotiations, Article 78 proceedings, trial court litigation, impact bargaining, contract grievances, arbitration and PERB claims. He has been successful in settling favorable contract terms in difficult negotiating environments and obtaining winning results for administrators in disputes with their employers.
Prior to becoming counsel to ESSAA, Mr. Starvaggi represented students and parents in a range of matters involving school district liability and student discipline matters. His career has also included transactional and litigation work at large and small New York City based firms, as well as acting as legal editor to some of the nation’s leading treatises on commercial law.
Mr. Starvaggi is admitted to the practice of law in New York and New Jersey. He also teaches Education Law at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.