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Michael Z Goldman

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   150 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    Massachusetts - MA 18 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

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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.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
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The Law Offices of Michael Z. Goldman

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
If you are still searching for an immigration lawyer, please stop and call Michael Goldman now. Michael was able to successfully appeal our case, argue in court, and with his help, we got our petition approved. During the process, Michael was always there to advice and promptly answered all of our questions. I honestly think that Mr. Goldman is one of the most brilliant attorneys in the country. I had my share of lawyers messing things up in the past until I finally contacted Mr. Goldman and got things moving in the right direction. I rarely leave a review for anyone, but It was such a great experience working with Mr. Goldman, I felt it was the least I can do to thank him for his help.
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Posted by Kristina | October 15, 2017
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An absolute pleasure to work with!
I've been an immigrant for 7 years and throughout that time, I've had spoken to and hired multiple lawyers to work on my case. Working with Michael has been the most pleasurable experience. I've worked with large law offices, where you pay a lot for the big name on the door, while having a first year associate work on your case and make mistakes like forgetting to get your signature and delay the approval of your case... Michael works by himself and he is 100% invested in every one of his cases.. Every time I called, I didn't need to remind him who I was, or what the situation was, he knew everything from the top of his head.. Immigration is very stressful, but going through the process with Michael makes you feel you have a friend walking you through it.. He would respond to my emails at 10pm, answer my phone calls at 6am, let me stop by in his office when I had questions or needed reassurance, and never did he charge me anything extra for any of it... I have been working with him for years, and every application he submitted on my behalf has been approved. The first one was what particularly impressed me, as it was a very difficult application which was very unlikely to be approved, and he was honest with me about it, but worked tirelessly regardless, and accomplished the impossible.. Since then, I knew I would work with him in every future case. It wasn't easy, as it never is, I had multiple frustrating situations such as my card getting lost in the mail, then finally receiving it, but my last name was misspelled, the result of which was having to submit 3 different applications for the same thing, in the course of 6 months.. Michael only charged me for the one, and worked on the other 2, even though the problems were not by fault of his own, but the postal office and USCIS... I could write all day and still not say enough about what a pleasure working with him has been, throughout all the stress and uncertainty of the immigration process.. This is a very personal, extremely long, life changing experience for immigrants, and of course, we all want a great lawyer, which Michael undoubtedly is, but we also want a friendly voice to go to... I could not recommend Michael enough and I can't wait to work with him again when it's time for me to apply for my citizenship.
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Posted by Shawn | March 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Michael is extremely professional and knowledgeable about immigration cases. My sister case stuck at the NVC for over 5 years, I reached every senators and I made numerous inquiries at NVC but no success. When I hired attorney Michael Goldman, he was able to me my family an interview date and they got their visa as well within 4 months. Don’t hesitate to hire him as your attorney, he is the best, I don’t think you can find someone better than him.
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Posted by Sofia | February 5, 2024
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Thank you so much!!
Michael is a very dedicated and compassionate lawyer! My father's tourism visa was under administrative processing for over 4! years and he had almost given up hope that he would ever be able to visit his family in NY again. We then hired Michael. Thanks to him my father received his visa and was able to fly to the States and spend time with his loved ones after all these years. Michael is the best!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2023
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Exceptional Immigration Attorney
Attorney Goldman is an amazing attorney! This is an attorney with a heart. He possess great work ethic, remarkable communication skills and understands his clients. He returns all of my calls in a timely manner. My case with him was a success. I appreciate all his efforts and time expended. If you are looking for an attorney who will work on your behalf and can represent you, I recommend Attorney Goldman. Exceptional service!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2023
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Best immigration lawyer ever
We had a very difficult Green Card case that involved filing an I-601 waiver as well as multiple I-485 applications. We searched for immigration lawyers through Avvo and Google, and consulted with 10+ of our carefully selected ones. From the very beginning, Michael was clearly the best option. He gave innovative suggestions that we did not hear from anyone else, which turned out to be spot on. Because of his suggestions, we were well prepared to file the waiver and succeeded. When there was an emergency, he was able to complete and file several forms within 2 days that normally would have taken our other lawyers multiple weeks to do. He was always helpful, professional, and really listen to your needs and concerns. We could not have hoped for a better lawyer to go through this very difficult process with.
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Posted by Augustin | October 22, 2023
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Simply the best immigration Lawyer
My path to U.S. citizenship was truly transformed by the exceptional legal services provided by Michael Z Goldman. His commitment to my case was not just professional but deeply personal, and this made all the difference in my immigration journey. Michael Z Goldman possesses an impressive command of immigration law, navigating the complexities of the naturalization process with grace and precision. He was meticulous in reviewing my case, leaving no stone unturned and ensuring that all documentation was in perfect order. His guidance in preparing for the naturalization interview and the citizenship test was invaluable. What truly stood out was Michael's unwavering support and accessibility. He was always ready to address my questions and concerns, providing timely and clear answers that eased my anxieties throughout the process. It was evident that he cared deeply about the well-being and success of his clients. As I now proudly hold my U.S. citizenship, I am immensely grateful to Michael for his dedication, expertise, and his role in making a dream come true. He is not merely a lawyer; he is a life-changers, and I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking to embark on the path to citizenship and any other related immigration cases. This lawyer is simply the best. Thank you Michael Z Goldman
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Posted by Aminata komi | August 13, 2023
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I want to
thank you so very much, and just to tell you that you are the best in what you’re doing thank you thank you
Posted by maya | July 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
citizenship process made easy!
contacted michael to work on my husband’s residency/citizenship process and 5 stars is not enough for the quality and attentiveness of the work that was given. michael and his team were always super responsive and answered any questions we had. they were there throughout the whole process and made an otherwise daunting process seem like a walk in the park. if i had to do it again i would chose michael’s services over and over again.
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Posted by Amber | July 14, 2023
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Amazing lawyer!
We had the most wonderful experience with Michael. He helped us through all stages of the Green Card process. He is very knowledgeable, caring, responsive, and diligent.
Posted by Sajjad | July 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgable attorney.
Mr Goldman is very knowledgeable attorney, he handled my complicated cases where others refuse to accept the case, I highly recomend Mr. Goldman !!!
Posted by Elecia | April 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Amazing Lawyer ,responsive and highly professional. He has an explicit answer to every question ...will recommend him to anyone that needs his service . Michael has a listening ear to every question .....EXCELENTE!
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with and highly responsive
Michael helped us throughout the immigration process including filling out forms, filing and answered any questions we had. He and his team are east to work with.
Posted by DonL | February 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Real and true immigration lawyer Michael Goldman
Michael Goldman is a goldmine of immigration laws Not only Mr. Goldman satisfied all my needs, he also performed miracles for all my referrals I’ve sent to him. These people’s lives could have been destroyed if they were deported to their countries of origin but Michael did what he know best and that’s immigration laws and save their lives Thank you very much Michael
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2023
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Green Card Processing
3 things. The best immigration attorney with very reasonable fees. Excellent communication, always available for questions with super quick responses via phone or email. Lastly, very organized and professional which makes the whole filing process smooth.
Posted by Armin | November 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration attorney hands down
I had a very unique case involving a criminal record. I spoke to numerous attorneys, which all stated they couldn’t help. I finally reached out to Michael as a last attempt to move forward with my life. He assured me I would gain my citizenship and WE DID! Michael saved my family and me big time. If it wasn’t for his confidence and knowledge in immigration, I would be a sitting duck. Thankfully that didn’t happen. Michael beat them at their own game. I finally received my citizenship!! I can travel outside the U.S now after 15 years.
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Posted by Allysa | November 1, 2022
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Professional, knowledgeable and efficient
10/10: My immigration case was not straightforward but Michael ensured that I was aptly prepared and supported every step of the process. I had a few setbacks but he was extremely responsive, efficient and insightful. I had full confidence that my case would be approved because of his professionalism. I highly recommend Michael as a go-to lawyer for immigration services. He pays attention to you and your unique case, makes the process convenient and my opinion is that the cost for his excellent service is very fair.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2022
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Excellent All Around
Michael was an outstanding and very detail oriented legal presence throughtout my I751 filing process. My case got very complicated due to my divorce and Michael was able to guide me effectively through the documentations that can/did help my process. He also ensured to itemize my documents meticulously to ensure I am compliant with requested documents. Definitely felt like I had someone looking over my shoulder. Highly recommend Michael.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2022
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Best immigration lawyer
Michaël is truly a blessing for me and my family. We was about to be deported he helped us in so many ways, he fought for us won our asylum case and won us a green card He is so professional and have an incredible knowledge in immigration laws, he was there for us in every step of the way was available to answer every single questions we had.
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Posted by Kelsea | August 18, 2022
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Excellent attorney- clear communication and successful outcome
Although the green card process can be frustrating, Michael's professionalism and relentless hard work resulted in a successful and quick outcome. He is a subject matter expert in Administrative processing and a breath of fresh air when other attorneys have no clue what's going on. My only regret is not hiring him sooner!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Offices of Michael Z. Goldman
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Dechert
  • 2004 - 2011

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Baba v. Sessions, 736 Fed.Appx. 4 (2d Cir. Aug. 10, 2018)
  • Reversing Board of Immigration Appeals for committing errors in assessing Petitioner's credibility
  • 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
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Legal Aid Society
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Star
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Boston College Law School
  • 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Michigan
  • 1999
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Publications

  • 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 Stroker
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Protecting the Victims of Violence: Relief Under the Immigration Law, with Harlan York, Esq.
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (11)
Endorse Michael
Immigration Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A top-notch immigration attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Immigration Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Goldman is a top notch attorney. His diligence and hard work effectively brings success for his clients. With his depth of knowledge in immigration law, I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a hard worker and devoted to his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Goldman is a very knowledgeable and effective immigration attorney. We have worked together on a number of cases, and his advice is always careful, timely and accurate. If you are in need of an attorney to assist you with an immigration matter, you can do no better than Mr. Goldman."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a very smart attorney and a great person. What sets him apart, aside from his intellect and knowledge of immigration law, is an uncanny ability to discover creative ways to address a legal issue. I highly recommend Michael."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael has a very solid background and training that are reflected in the expertise he offer to his clients. Michael also distinguishes himself as someone who truly cares deeply about his clients and he is always willing to take the "extra step"."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is one of the more intelligent and careful attorneys that I know. His ability to analyze the relevant facts and law for a particular client's needs are second to none. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Goldman is that rare immigration lawyer who spends every second of his working life locating new solutions to his clients' problems. He impresses me with his tenacity. Michael recently secured the release of a detained immigrant by going into federal court and arguing successfully to end that person's custody. I have been very impressed with his work."
Immigration Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a top notch immigration attorney who first and foremost is committed to serving his clients. I have personally worked with Michael and have seen his dedication firsthand. Anyone looking for an immigration attorney in the New York area can do no better."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is hard working and provides tremendous value to his clients-- he has the expertise of a former "Big Law" associate but with the devoted attention only a small firm can provide."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a skilled, dedicated, and creative attorney whose extensive and impressive skill set is matched by his compassion and commitment to his clients. Individuals and organizations looking for superior legal counsel and a trusted adviser motivated by helping his clients resolve issues small and large can do no better than to engage Michael."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is serious and devoted to his practice. His peers respect him for his guidance, honesty and deep knowledge of immigration law. I endorse Michael Z. Goldman."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a dedicated immigration attorney with expertise in removal and federal court matters. I would highly recommend him for difficult cases. Michael understands the intricacies of the law and is an excellent strategist."
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New York Immigration Lawyer Michael Z Goldman
Michael Z Goldman
Immigration Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available