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Michael is a Senior Associate in Fragomen’s Troy, Michigan, office, where he focuses his practice on business immigration matters. He represents clients across a variety of industries, including the automotive, technology, media, science, engineering, research, industrial, manufacturing, financial, entertainment and medical sectors.

Michael’s broad immigration experience includes H-1B, L, TN, O and E visas, as well as PERM labor certification, immigrant petitions and national interest waivers. Michael has also managed EB-5 entrepreneur, investor and corporate matters, including I-526 petitions and I-829 petitions. He also has extensive experience with recruiting and managing junior attorneys, legal assistants and contracted staff.

Michael has hosted and moderated seminars and conferences on business and investor-based immigration topics, both domestically and internationally.

Education


University of Washington School of Law | J.D., 1994
University of California, Berkeley | B.A., 1990

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Washington

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, British American Business Council

Member, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce

Member, Washington State Bar Association

Publications and Lectures

Author, “EB-5 Visa: An Option for Emigration-minded South Africans.” Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs, 4th Edition, 2019.

Author, “Grenada, E-2 Visas and the Two-Step Immigration Strategy.” Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Regional Center Business Journal, 2018.

Author, “Emerging EB-5 Markets Spotlight: South Africa.” Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Regional Center Business Journal, 2016.