Minchella & Associates

Michael Preato

Michael Preato

Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2021 with certificates in both Intellectual Property Law, and Energy and Environmental Law. The certification programs provided Michael with keen insight into issues of copyright, trademark, trade secret, zoning, and land use law.

While attending the University of Connecticut School of Law, Michael served as an executive editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, where he worked alongside a team of law students to edit and publish scholarly works by professors, judges, practitioners, and students.

Prior to attending law school, Michael worked for 5 years as a reporter in Western Connecticut, where he wrote articles on land use matters, Freedom of Information Act issues, administrative proceedings, and other local concerns.

Michael’s practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, including construction, unfair trade practice, trade secret, and employment matters, contract drafting and disputes, personal injury matters, and day-to-day advice and counseling of the firm’s general counsel clients. 

Education and Experience

  • B.A. Political Science, B.A. Journalism, University of Connecticut
  • J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Reporter, Voices Newspaper

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
Michael can be reached at extension 112.