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Michael L. Wachtell, Esq.
Managing Director


Mr. Wachtell serves as a Managing Director and Board Member of Milestone Capital Corporation, Milestone Hotel Partners, LLC, Milestone Hospitality Management, LLC and Milestone Development Group.  His responsibilities include all legal matters as well as strategic direction. He co-founded Milestone Capital Corporation in 1996 and Milestone Hospitality Management, LLC in 1999.

Mr. Wachtell is a senior shareholder and former director and member of the management committee of the Los Angeles, California, based law firm of Buchalter, Nemer, a Professional Corporation.  He specializes in commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property, and has an extensive background in real estate, banking, commercial and secured transactions, insurance, proprietary rights, patent and trademark law, domestic and international trade regulation matter, and debtor-creditor representation.  Mr. Wachtell is a Los Angeles Superior Court Appointed Receiver, Referee, Provisional Director, Arbitrator and Settlement Officer as well as a panel member of ARC Mediation Services and serves in those capacities in connection with complex commercial matters.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the California Receivers Forum and is a licensed real estate broker.  Mr. Wachtell formerly served as Judge Pro Tem in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Municipal and Small Claims Courts and was an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association for complex patent and commercial disputes.

Mr. Wachtell received his undergraduate education from the City College of New York, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree in 1964.  He earned his law degree (J.D., with honors) from the George Washington University School of Law in 1968.  While at law school, Mr. Wachtell served as a member of the George Washington University Law Review, and was affiliated with the Delta Theta Phi honor society.

Mr. Wachtell is admitted to practice before the bars of the States of California, Nevada, and Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Mr. Wachtell lectures extensively in his areas of specialization and has served on the faculty of the University of San Fernando Law School as an Associate Professor.  He is a member of the Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations.

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