Mikhail (Mike) is a Senior Associate in the New York office. He practices in the area of U.S. immigration law and advises clients on nonimmigrant and immigrant visa matters, including corporate and family matters, complex cases, and the immigration consequences of criminal pleas. Mike represents various individual and corporate clients, including small and medium-sized companies, individuals in the creative arts, and clients pursuing immigration on the basis of a familial relationship.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Mike worked for a well-known boutique immigration firm in New York, where he made frequent appearances on behalf of clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the New York City Immigration Court.

During law school, Mike served as the Executive Editor of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Mike has assisted clients in family-based adjustment of status cases, affirmative asylum applications, and numerous other matters. 

Mike speaks English and Russian and has a working knowledge of Spanish. 



University of Colorado Boulder | B.A., 2008
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law | J.D., 2011


Named to Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York, New Jersey

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Padilla v. Kentucky after Chaidez v. US: Questions Left Unanswered.” Electronically In Touch, March 2013: n.pag. Web.

Author, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Responsibility of Criminal Lawyers.” Electronically In Touch, September 2012: n.pag. Web. 

Author, “A New Normative approach for the Grant of Asylum in Cases of Non-State Actor Persecution.” Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 19 (2011): 171. Print.