Fiancee Visa and Marriage Based Immigration Attorney
Michael is a licensed attorney specializing in K1 Visa and Marriage-Based immigration law and an alternative legal / financial services and entertainment veteran with over 35 years of senior experience.
With more than 18 years of marriage-based immigration experience, Michael has been recognized by his peers and clients, as one of the top national legal experts focused on Fiancee Visa Attorney and Marriage-Based Immigration Law. He has assisted thousands of clients through the intricacies of the laws and procedures at the USCIS (formerly “INS”), Department of State, and U.S. Embassies all around the world.
He first became interested in immigration law when he met his first wife, a Bolivian national, on a dating website. As the long distance relationship flourished, they decided to marry, and his then fiancée came to the United States on a K1 Visa. His current wife, a Colombian national, was already in the United States on a tourist visa and, after the two decided to wed, he prepared her concurrent filing for her conditional green card and filed for his step-son to immigrate from Colombia on a CR2 Visa.
Michael also co-founded and served as the CEO and Chairman of CircleBack Lending, a national online consumer finance company, where he negotiated $1 Billion in forward flow purchase agreements, originated $475 Million in loans, and facilitated three securitizations.
He also Founded Loanio, the third entrant to the U.S. Alternative finance P2P lending market, and served as its CEO. He is often referred to as one of the pioneers of the industry.
While in law school he co-founded and became President of Omnilaw Legal Plans, a national network of 16,000+ attorneys. During his tenure, he created an estate planning and settlement program and serviced pre-need and at-need families for a publicly traded company operating 1,800+ funeral homes and cemetery services in North America.
Prior to law school and during law school, he spent a little over a decade in the entertainment business including production, management, touring, and consulting.
Michael earned a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.