Michael is a fifth-generation member of Washington Hebrew Congregation. The late Rabbi Joseph P. Weinberg officiated when Michael became a bar mitzvah in 1997, Rabbi Lustig officiated at his wedding, and in recent years, Rabbis Lustig and Shankman officiated at the britot milah of their sons.

Michael joined Rocks Engineering and Allen & Rocks, Inc. in 2011 after graduating from the University of Virginia and obtaining his Juris Doctorate at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia and serves as the company’s associate real estate broker in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Michael’s primary focus has been in zoning, development, financing, commercial leasing, and tax planning. He has taken numerous roles across the Rocks companies in daily operations, financial planning, and budgeting as the company’s Managing Director. Current work includes Innovation Center South, a mixed-use development project adjacent to the Metro in Herndon, Virginia and Lakeside at Trappe, a large single- and multi-family development in Talbot County, Maryland.