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About Michael Wechsler

Michael Wechsler
Michael M. Wechsler is an experienced attorney, founder of, A. Research Scholar at Columbia Business School and of-counsel to Kaplan, Williams & Graffeo, LLC. He was also an SVP and chief Internet strategist at and legal consultant at Kroll Ontrack, a leading service e-discovery and computer forensics service provider.
  1. News Eyewitness Says Brown Rushed Ferguson Police

    A purported eyewitness account of the death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, is heard clearly after enhancing a YouTube video.
  2. Columns Domain Name Pre-Registration Process Exposed

    The confusing, incomprehensible "pre-registration" process for new top level domains such as .NYC, .ESQ, .ADS and .SHOP are explained and the fine print is exposed. The prices, rules and refund...
  3. Columns Secure Your Firm's Website, Server, Wordpress

    Recently a Russian hacker group reported the theft of 1.2 billion email addresses. Last week the popular Wordpress website and content management software was discovered to have a significant...
  4. Columns Monkey Selfie in Wikipedia Copyright Dispute

    Wikipedia has refused to remove the self-portrait taken by an Indonesian monkey using the camera of professional photographer, David Slater. The Wikimedia Foundation believes that the adorable...
  5. News Sleeping Yankee Fan Files $10 Million Lawsuit

    A fan caught on TV sleeping during a Yankees-Red Sox baseball game files a $10 million lawsuit after allegedly being humiliated on TV and the MLB website. The complaint was filed in Bronx Supreme...
  6. Shoplifting, Larceny, Theft Civil Demand Letters, Retail Theft and Recovery

    An explanation of civil demand letters you may receive for shoplifting and retail theft. Should you pay them? Can you also face criminal prosecution?
  7. Fraud, ID & Money Fraud and Misrepresentation: Civil & Criminal Offenses

    Learn about the crime of fraud and misrepresentation, criminal charges and civil law, fraud detection tips and what to do if you've been a fraud victim.
  8. Child Abuse, Sex Crimes Statutory Rape Law and the Age of Consent

    An explanation of the crime of statutory rape, the legal age of consent to have sex under each state, punishment, sentencing and reporting requirements.
  9. Tax Returns New Tax Rules and Options for New York State Taxpayers

    New York State has introduced new tax rules such as filing state taxes online, same-sex marriage filing, pay by check requirements and new AGI calculations.
  10. Tax Returns Medical Expense Deductions: What Qualifies and How Much

    Understand what qualifies for medical expense deductions, how much you can deduct on your taxes, and the subsidy from Obamacare and the Premium Tax Credit.
  11. Tax Returns Dealing With a Tax Refund Check Sent in Error

    If you receive a tax refund in error, can you cash the check? If not, when must you return the money? Will there be penalties or interest due to the IRS?
  12. Laws & Penalties Biking While Intoxicated: Bicycles and DUI DWI Law

    Is biking while intoxicated a DUI or DWI offense? This article covers the differences in state law and treatment of riding a bicycle while drunk.
  13. Tax Returns Tax Benefits for Parents: Credits, Exemptions & Deductions

    If you have a child, learn how you may be entitled to a tax credit, exemption or deduction from the IRS. A full list of tax benefits for parents, explained.
  14. News Girl Who Sues Her Parents Drops Case, Returns Home

    In a press conference held yesterday, it was announced that the teen who sued her parents had reconciled and returned to her parents' home. But in an unusual twist, Rachel Canning's attorney filed...
  15. Tax Returns How to Avoid a Late Filing and Late Payment Penalty

    What you should do when you can't file your taxes on time by April 15. How to avoid a late filing and late payment penalty. Handling IRS payment problems.