Law Offices of Michael J. Simon
200 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10166
Tel: 212- 681-1000
Fax: 212-661-0462
EFax: 212-658-9534
Established 1996

About Us


The Law Offices of Michael J. Simon were established in 1996 with the mission to intelligently represent our clients with the personalized services of a boutique and the high-powered resources of a large firm. Founded by attorney Michael J. Simon, the law offices consist of an accomplished network of hand-picked attorneys whose areas of expertise include commercial litigation, securities law, surrogate's court proceedings, elder law, matrimonial law, personal injury representaion and criminal law.

Michael J. SimonMICHAEL J. SIMON

Michael J. Simon, J.D. is a proven expert in the fields of real estate law and corporate transaction. As the founder of the Law Offices of Michael J. Simon, he has earned the reputation as an effective negotiator and thoughtful legal strategist who is deeply committed to protecting the rights and interests of all his clients.

Michael Simon graduated cum laude in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College. He then went on to receive a Masters Degree from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs in 1980 and earned his Juris Doctor from Cardozo School of Law in 1984. Simon is a member in good standing of the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives, the American Bar Association and the ABA Section on Business Law. Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Simon worked as an associate at Eisenberg Honig and Fogler, concentrating in the areas of real estate and equipment syndication. He began his career as an insurance agent at The Equitable.

Mr. Simon was born and raised in Westchester County, where he continues to reside with his wife and family.



For the past thirteen years, Lillian Garel has been an integral part of The Law Offices of Michael J. Simon, providing key support in all legal areas of the firm. Skillful and responsive, Lilly is uniquely adept at meeting deadlines, ensuring a timely execution of each case at the firm. This, along with her impeccable attention to detail, translates into fewer billable client hours and greater productivity on the part of our attorneys.

Her long-standing relationships with many of the firm’s clients add an important ‘personal touch’ to the way Lilly conducts business. This connection resonates throughout all of her responsibilities including assisting clients and lenders with loans, managing the overall mortgage process, compiling closing figures and meeting the necessary insurance requirements for smooth condo and co-op approvals.

A Notary Public, Lilly is also an excellent proofreader with a strong background in legal finance. She graduated from Pace University in 1996 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in General Accounting.