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I focus on finding creative solutions to the most difficult of immigration-related problems. I help businesses retain the best talent in the world.  I also assist families stay together and reunite from abroad.  I am vigorous in defending against removal from the United States. 


My goal is to make the immigration process as painless for my clients as possible while providing exceptional, efficient and cost-effective representation.


The Law Offices of Michael Z. Goldman is dedicated to performing legal services with the utmost integrity.  As the child of immigrants, I am committed to treating my clients with sensitivity and respect.


I look forward to working with you and/or your company.  Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any immigration-related questions or concerns you may have.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew L. Kolken

    Mr. Goldman's astute legal analysis has resulted in a groundbreaking decision that will be used by deportation defense practitioners for years to come. You couldn't be in better hands.


    Matthew Kolken Immigration Attorney
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  • Shahzad Ahmed

    I endorse this Michael Goldman. Mr. Goldman's vast experience speaks for itself. He is thoroughly familiar with the nuances of immigration law. He is a very knowledgeable and reliable immigration attorney.


    Shahzad Ahmed Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Michael Z. Goldman

875 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 1703
New York, NY, 10001


NYCurrently registered 200507/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Pro Bono Publico AwardLegal Aid Society2011
Pro Bono StarAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2011
Magna Cum LaudeBoston College Law School2004
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Michigan1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Law Offices of Michael Z. Goldman2011 - Present
AssociateDechert2004 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brown v. Tay-Taylor, 15-cv-5442 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 03, 2015)Court granted Petition for Habeas Corpus
Masih v. Aviles, 2014 WL 2106497 (S.D.N.Y. May 20, 2014)Court granted Petition for Habeas Corpus
Matter of NunezImmigration Court terminated removal proceedings
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Publication nameTitleDate
Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration LawThe Real World Consequences of Mellouli v. Lynch2015
Immigration Law WeeklyWhy A Broad State Schedule Of Controlled Substances Matters To The Client In Removal Proceedings2012
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationProtecting the Victims of Violence: Relief Under the Immigration Law, with Harlan York, Esq.2011
Defending Federal Criminal Cases: Attacking the Government's Proof"Disclosure Pursuant to Brady v. Maryland" (Diana D. Parker ed.), with Benjamin Rosenberg, Nathaniel Z. Marmur, and Katherine Stroker2011
Boston College Law Review (45 B.C. L. Rev. 423)"Sandin v. Connor and Intraprison Confinement: Ten Years of Confusion and Harm in Prisoner Litigation"2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of MichiganHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999