Michael A. Flaks, born in 1957, graduated from Hofstra Law School on Long Island in the year 1981 and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1982, and in the State of New Jersey in 1983. Mr. Flaks is also admitted to practice law in the Southern and Eastern District Federal Courts. In 1981, Mr. Flaks was a judicial intern for the Honorable State Supreme Court Justice Gilbert Ramirez. From 1982 to 1987, Mr. Flaks, was employed by the general practice law firm of Donald Rosenberg, in Westchester and Manhattan, concentrating on matrimonial law, collections and personal injury cases before joining Howard Ross for ten years in the plaintiff’s negligence firm of Chasin, Levine & Ross in Manhattan in 1987. Mr. Flaks, has been on the Board of Directors of the Avenue N Jewish Center and Synagogue in Brooklyn since 2003 and he became a partner with Howard Ross in the new firm of Ross, Legan, Rosenberg, Zelen & Flaks, LLP in 1997.