By Joshua Burd
Boutique law firm A.Y. Strauss has named a new partner in its commercial real estate group.
The practice, which is based in Roseland, said Michael P. Morrow has spent the past 14 years representing clients in the purchase, sale, disposition and development of hotels, solar farms, office centers, warehouses and retail centers. His experience also includes handling commercial lease drafting and negotiations and loan workouts, while he has represented New Jersey, New York and Delaware business entities and trustees throughout the bankruptcy process.
Morrow joins A.Y. Strauss from another New Jersey-based firm, where he represented national and community banks and private lenders in secured lending transactions, loan modifications and restructurings.
“Michael’s range of transactional, lending and corporate bankruptcy experience is a welcome addition to practice areas in which we’re seeing client demand,” said Aaron Y. Strauss, the firm’s managing partner. “We’re very excited to welcome him to the A.Y. Strauss team.”
Morrow’s previous position was as a partner in the Princeton office of a midsized firm, according to a news release. Prior to that, he served as an associate handling bankruptcy matters at a boutique firm.
A.Y. Strauss added that Morrow is a member of the New Jersey and the New York bar associations, having earned a B.A. from Dickinson College and a J.D. from New York Law School. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York.
“I am thrilled to join the team of talented professionals at A.Y. Strauss,” Morrow said. “The firm has a dynamic real estate practice that I look forward to growing while continuing to represent real estate developers, investors and lenders. The firm’s commitment to maintaining and growing relationships aligns with my business philosophy.”
Morrow is also a board member of the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Mercer and Bucks Counties and the Morrow Foundation, the news release said. He serves on the executive committee for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, while he was the chairman of the real estate committee for the Mercer County Bar Association from 2020 through 2022.