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Michael E Gerity

Managing Partner

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Contact Information

Israel & Gerity PLLC
202 E Earll Dr Ste 440, Phoenix, Arizona, 85012-2649




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1994

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 22, 1994

Other Language(s): None


Michael Gerity has been admitted to practice law in Arizona state and federal courts since graduating from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1994.  He is also admitted to practice in Colorado and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Mr. Gerity's practice areas include civil litigation and commercial litigation; intellectual property, including registration, and maintenance of trademarks and copyrights, and enforcement and infringment actions on all forms of intellectual property; business matters, including contracts, business formation and general business issues; bankruptcy, and trusts and estate planning.

Prior to forming Israel & Gerity, PLLC, Mr. Gerity clerked for the Chief Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, served as a deputy public defender, where he obtained extensive trial experience, and worked for several years at a large civil litigation law firm in Phoenix.  He then struck out to form his own firm, while serving as of counsel to a prestigious, boutique commercial litigation firm.  In law school, Mr. Gerity "wrote on" as an Associate Note and Comment Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal, received honors in legal research and writing, and was awarded Best Appellate Brief.  Mr. Gerity received his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in 1990.

Mr. Gerity has taught classes and given presentations on a wide variety of topics, including teaching at a national paralegal college and teaching a series of courses to management at a top-twenty employer in Phoenix.  He has handled over thirty trials and numerous appeals before the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

When he is not working, Mr. Gerity spends time with his family, and in his "free time" he volunteers for the Phoenix Fire Department as a licensed EMT and sings in a rock cover band.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Limited Liability Company Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Business Arbitration, Business Enterprises, Business Dissolutions, Business Formation, Business Cooperatives, Business Associations Law, Business Development, Business Crimes, Business Mediation, Business Planning, Business Organization, Business Litigation, Business Estate Planning, Business Fraud, International Business Law, Family Business Successions, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Closely Held business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Buy-Sell Agreements, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Valuation, Business Trusts, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Torts, Small Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Minority Business Law, Private Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Trade Association Law, Trade and Professional Associations, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances
Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Fraud, Bankruptcy Chapter 7, Bankruptcy Collections, Bankruptcy Chapter 13, Bankruptcy Chapter 12, Bankruptcy Arbitration, Bankruptcy Chapter 11, Workouts, Workouts Taxation, Liquidations, Out of Court Debt Restructuring, International Insolvency, International Bankruptcy, Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts, Personal Bankruptcy, Repossessions, Receivership, Debt Relief, Creditor Bankruptcy, Commercial Workouts, Consumer Bankruptcy, Fraudulent Conveyance, Insolvency, Debtor Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Bankruptcy Reorganization, Bankruptcy Mediation, Bankruptcy Taxation, Bankruptcy Trustees Rights, Commercial Foreclosure, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Recovery, Commercial Insolvency
Intellectual Property Artistic Property, Biochemical Patents, Biotechnology Patent Prosecution, Chemical Intellectual Property, Business Method Patents, Biotechnology Patents, Brand management, Chemical Patent Prosecution, Chemical Patents, Computer Architecture Patents, Computer and Software Patents, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property Rights, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property Litigation, Electrical Intellectual Property, Electrical Patent Prosecution, Electrical Patents, Electro-Mechanical Patents, Design Patents, Counterfeiting, Copyright Registration, Copyright Protection, Electronic Patents, Electronic Intellectual Property, Industrial Property Rights, Industrial Property, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Infringement, Trademark Registration, Trademark Protection, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Arbitration, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation, Proprietary Rights, Piracy, Protection of Personality, Service Marks, Trade Names, Trade Secret Misappropriation, Trade Dress, Theft of Trade Secrets, International Patent Prosecution, International Licensing, International Intellectual Property, International Copyright Law, International Patents, International Trademarks, Internet Intellectual Property, Internet Copyright Law, Mechanical Intellectual Property, Mechanical Patent Prosecution, Medical Intellectual Property, Mechanical Patents, Internet Patents, Internet Trademarks, Literary Property, Lanham Act, Pharmaceutical Patent Prosecution, Pharmaceutical Patents, Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property, Patent Protection, Patent Litigation, Patent Licensing, Patent Portfolio Management, Patent Prosecution, Merchandising, Medical Patents, Molecular Biology Patents, Metallurgical Patents, Patent Interference Practice, Patent Infringement, Patent Applications, New Media Law
Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates Adult Guardianship, Advance Directives, Ancillary Probate, Elder Guardianship, Dependent Adult Abuse, Estate Bankruptcy, Estate Administration, Decedents Estates, Contested Wills, Conservatorship, Contested Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Will Drafting, Wealth Planning, Wealth Preservation, Unclaimed Property, Trust Planning, Trust Litigation, Trust Law, Surrogates Court Practice, Successions, Trust and Estate collections, Trust Administration, Guardian Ad Litem, Guardianship, financial Planning, Fiduciary Litigation, Incompetency Proceedings, Guardianship Administration, International Estate Planning, Inheritance, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Settlements, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Family Trusts, Family Wealth Transfer, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Law, Pet Trusts, Personal Planning, Powers of Attorney, Probate Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Retirement Planning, Probate Litigation, Probate Taxation, Living Wills, Mental Disability Law, Missing Heir Searches, Offshore Trusts, International Probate, International Trusts, International Trusts and Estates, Living Trusts


  • Arizona (Active), Colorado (Active), US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Active), US District Court (Active), US Patent & Trademark Office (Active)

Law School

  • Arizona State

  • Last Updated: September 27, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: Yes

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