Class of 1996
Specializing in Tax Law
Michelle Capezza is a Member of the law firm EpsteinBeckerGreen in the New York office and practices in the area of ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation. Michelle also is a member of the Technology Team at EpsteinBeckerGreen which counsels both public and private technology-based companies. Michelle is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Achievement Award from the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Society at Seton Hall University School of Law, for her commitment to excellence and compassionate service in the field of law. In 2011, Ms. Capezza was named a "Rising Star" by New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition, and in 2009, she was named a "Rising Star" by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine for her work in Employee Benefits/ERISA. Ms. Capezza has also been recognized in Marquis Who's Who in America, American Law, and Emerging Leaders.
Prior to joining EpsteinBeckerGreen, Michelle practiced employee benefits law in both New York and New Jersey with prominent law firms ranked on "The Am Law 200" . She also served as corporate in-house counsel to financial institutions with businesses in the retirement plan and equity award plan record keeping industry. She began her career in 1996 as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard S. Rebeck, Superior Court of New Jersey (Civil Part), Middlesex County.
Michelle is an adjunct faculty member of the Seton Hall University School of Law, where she teaches a course in Corporate Transactional skills. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the First American Inn of Transactional Counsel. In addition, she is a frequent national speaker on a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation topics including health reform, financial regulatory reform, fiduciary issues under ERISA, and overall trends in these and other areas. In addition, she has published numerous articles in publications such as The Employee Benefit Plan Review, The BNA Health Insurance Report, The BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter, The BNA Health Law Reporter, and The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.
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