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I used Michael as my immigration lawyer after I got married to my boyfriend of seven years. I was very nervous about the whole green card application process but Michael was always so re assuring and really made the whole process as hassle free as possible. He is extremely knowledgable regarding all immigration laws and keeps his clients aware during every step of the way. I never write reviews of any sort but he really is one of a kind in New York City and truly is great at his job and has a great demeanor as well.
Michael Goldman handled my naturalization case. He did a great job, was always very responsive to my questions, and always demonstrated superior knowledge of various aspects of the immigration law. Despite my case being not completely straight-forward, Michael was able to guide me through the process and ensured it would be just as smooth as a straight-forward case, with no issues.
I would highly recommend Michael Goldman for any of immigration needs.
My husband's immigration case had been stuck in Administrative Processing for a little under 10 years.
I worked with a couple of Lawyers other than Michael in that time but decided to hire Michael to file a Mandamus for me. I chose Michael over them because he literally was the best. He showed compassion towards my case and was very committed to it. He always replied to my emails/questions within hours if not minutes. He was straight forward from the start and clearly explained what to expect. He was honest and always pointed me towards the facts and never gave me false hope. Im expecting a good outcome for my husband but decided to write this testimonial because I would still recommend Michael in a heartbeat regardless of whether my husband gets his visa or not. He truly is one of a kind as a person and a lawyer.
Michael Goldman is an excelent lawyer and I'd recommend him to anyone looking for an immigration lawyer. After having my former lawyer drop my case I had no referals and no other choice but to rely on search engines to find a new one. Michael accepted my case and took care of it with knowledge & passion. He was on top of it all the way. He was prompt to reply to e-mails and calls and explained every detail of the process. I thank God who put Michael in my way.
Working with Michael was an absolute pleasure. He walked me through the citizenship process from start to finish, was incredibly knowledgeable and very responsive. He left nothing to chance and ensured the process was as painless and efficient as possible. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone.
I would DEFINITELY recommend Michael Goldman - aside from the fact that he was professional and knowledgeable, he was always available, so very nice and helpful. He was very efficient and made the whole process of applying for a Green Card less confusing and unknown. He walked us through the entire process and because of his efficiency, the whole thing took much less time than we expected.
Michael gave a very outstanding service throughout my gc process. He always keep me well informed, and is responsive in timely manner. His upbeat yet relaxed personality has helped me much emotionally, I would say this is a unique trait that other attorneys don't have. I had been working with 2-3 attorneys previously on my cases, and I've never seen an attorney as sincere as him. Overall, I have much fun working with him and definitely will continue with his service going forward.
Michael took on my mother's immigration case which had stalled and gone into a "black hole". A process that was supposed to take one year was now in its fourth year and no answers or explanations were provided. Michael did an incredible job! His knowledge, skills, ability to make the right judgments along the way and working all avenues to get to our ultimate goal was what lead to the resolution of this matter. In addition, working with Michael was a pleasure. I felt genuinely cared for as a client, he demonstrated incredible care for my family and I. I was constantly updated and informed throughout the process. As a matter of fact, I was often hard to get a hold of and Michael did not stop at leaving me a voicemail, he always made sure he delivered his messages directly to me and made sure I understood what the next steps were. My mother has been granted the Green Card and is coming to the United States to visit us, her only daughter and only two grandchildren after four years of being denied not only a Green Card but entry into the US. I am certain that this would not have been the case if it wasn't for Michael's work and effort.
I met Michael in the Summer of 2013 for a consultation. My situation was tricky, but he was extremely patient, honest and informative. Most of all, he seemed to REALLY care and WANTED to help me! I liked him from the minute I walked into his office. I then hired Michael in September of 2013. He first filed a B-2 COS for me and later an H-1B COS. Both cases got approved! After being very unhappy with my previous lawyer, I was very positively surprised by Michael's in-depth knowledge, his prompt responses and thorough work ethic! He was always on top of things and always kept me informed! Michael was always available via phone and email and even accommodates his clients with late hours, if needed. I will definitely go back to him for future assistance! I highly recommend Michael to each and everyone who is seeking an exceptional, professional and caring immigration attorney!
My experience with Michael was entirely positive. I recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation.
My case (adjusting status to Permanent Resident through marriage) was somewhat problematic. I had consulted several attorneys prior to meeting Michael, all of whom were generally optimistic about my chances of success though not without misgivings, in light of my history out of status. I chose to work with Michael because, after some discussion of my case in which Michael advised my wife and I of the possibilities and options, I felt he was not only knowledgeable but also amiable, unassuming and compassionate. Michael consistently demonstrated all those qualities and was furthermore accessible, responsive and generous with his time. Michael also clarified the responsibilities of the joint sponsor, effectively allaying our sponsor's concerns.
Most importantly, when we were advised by the USCIS that our petition was to be denied, it was Michael's thorough knowledge of immigration law (to wit: an exemption pertinent to my case), which resulted in a reversal of their decision, and thus our petition was approved. Michael's initiative preempted what would likely have been a prolonged, stressful and expensive appeal process. We are grateful for his guidance and expertise, and would enthusiastically recommend him.