About Michael A. Nayor

Michael Nayor’s career spans private practice, the corporate sector, and government.  After graduating from Cornell University (BS, MBA) and the New York University School of Law (JD), Mr. Nayor began practice in New York, advising public company clients on a day to day basis.  A highly experienced and professional negotiator, Mr. Nayor is a former diplomat who served as a Member of the support team stationed in Israel that assisted the Kissinger shuttle diplomacy efforts. He received training in Advanced Economics at the Foreign Service Institute (with Distinction) and continued his service in the State Department where he participated in the development of U.S. positions on trade issues, and as a delegate to ongoing OECD deliberations on government procurement in Paris.

 Mr. Nayor became Vice President and General Counsel of a major wine and spirits importer where his focus was on regulatory compliance and administrative proceedings, advertising and marketing matters, and international supplier and distribution arrangements. He was also very active in resolving industry issues. He played a major role in trade association activities including product contamination issues, and potentially adverse industry-wide regulatory and competitive developments. 

 Mr. Nayor returned to private practice in 1990. He counsels both public and privately-held businesses. He founded The Rhodell Group for the purpose of providing consulting services in crisis management. He has taught economics at Fairfield University, has written on  transfers of privately-held businesses, and has held a variety of community and state elected and appointed positions. He resides with his wife in Westport, CT. He may be reached at 203 222-7700 or thecrisismanager@sbcglobal.net.

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