MICHAEL J. COFFINO
Tiburon, California 94920 firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Word Matters; Every Sentence Counts
The Other Classroom: The Essential Importance of High School Athletics (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018)
Odds-On Basketball Coaching: Making High-Percentage Decisions in Game Situations (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017)
Play It Forward: From Gymboree to the Yoga Mat and Beyond (Agate Publishing, 2016) (co-author)
Polymath, a Memoir (Scheduled Release: spring 2019) (co-author)
The Definitive Handbook for the Beginning High School Basketball Coach: (Scheduled Release: spring 2019)
Incongruent Habits: When Lawyers Transition to Personal Relationships (non-fiction work in progress)
Midnight at O’Grady (fiction work in progress)
Blogger, sports and memoir writing
Editor, e.g., online publications, college applications, articles, website bios, social media posts, blogs, public relations releases, and background stories for various clients
Speechwriter, e.g., keynotes, interview scripts, acceptance and award ceremonies, book readings, roasts and eulogies
SELECT LAW PUBLICATIONS
To Bundle or Not to Bundle: Public Company Strategies in Packaging Corrective Disclosures in Press Releases (2008, Reed Smith AdLaw Magazine).
Recent Developments in U.S. Decisional Law Regarding International Arbitration and Litigation (1997 paper presented at Inter-Pacific Bar Association Conference).
Choice of Law and Forum Clauses (Euromoney, 1996).
Mediation: controlling the client’s destiny (Euromoney, 1996).
Drafting Arbitration Clauses in International Commercial Contracts (1996).
Litigating with the Bankruptcy Debtor: Getting the Preferred Forum," AsiaLaw (April 1996)
The 'English Rule': Alive and Well in the U.S.A. (1996).
When Worlds Collide: Discovery in International Litigation (Daily Journal, 1995).
The Litigious Debtor, Litigation Magazine, California Bar Association (1992).
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Coffino Investigations (2018)
Trial and Litigation Attorney and Writing Coach (1979-2015) (retired)
Expert in securities law, regulatory compliance and corporate governance (national and international markets), business and commercial litigation, trust and estate litigation and will contests, employment, real estate and environmental disputes, in federal, state and bankruptcy courts, administrative proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.
Trusted advisor to CEOs, Boards of Directors, Audit Committees, Executive Management, General Counsels of public companies, investment funds and broker-dealers on a wide range of regulatory matters, investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Basketball Coach (primarily high school) (1992-2015)
Law School University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 1979, J.D.
Undergraduate City University of New York, 1975, B.S. Education, Magna Cum Laude
High School La Salle Academy, New York, NY
College Basketball Player, City College of New York (1966-1967)
United States Army, 1968-1970