About Michael Z. Goldman
Michael Z. Goldman has extensive experience representing clients before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in federal courts throughout the country. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and have also written and published on a variety of legal topics.
Mr. Goldman holds a B.A from the University of Michigan, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Law Review. Prior to forming his own firm, he practiced law at a top-ranked, international law firm. His education and experiences enable him to practice with a sophistication seen at many large law firms, while providing the personal service of a smaller office.
Throughout his career he has devoted hundreds of hours to the pro bono representation of those who cannot afford legal representation, working with organizations such as Catholic Legal Charities and the New York Legal Aid Society. Mr. Goldman has also assisted hundreds of legal permanent residents file for citizenship through his involvement with City University of New York’s Citizenship Now! program.
- University of Michigan, B.A. History, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
- Boston College Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude (Top 10% of class), Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review, 2004
Admitted to practice in the following Jurisdictions:
- New York
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Eastern District of Michigan
- Federal District Court for the District of Columbia
- Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- Qualified to practice in any Immigration Court in the country
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Association of Deportation Defense Attorneys
Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions
- Presenter, “The Administrative Procedure Act and Mandamus Claims” (American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Federal Practice Continuing Legal Education, February 3, 2020).
- “Barr to Rethink When Theft Should Trigger Deportation” (Law360, November 22, 2019)
- The Real World Consequences of Mellouli v. Lynch (Crimmigration.com, June 2, 2015)
- Why a Broad State Schedule of Controlled Substances Matters to the Client in Removal Proceedings (Immigration Law Weekly, July 25, 2012)
- “Protecting the Victims of Violence: Relief Under the Immigration Law”, with Harlan York, Esq. (New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October 2011)
- “Disclosure Pursuant to Brady v. Maryland,” Defending Federal Criminal Cases: Attacking the Government’s Proof (Diana D. Parker ed.), 2006- 2011, with Benjamin Rosenberg, Nathaniel Z. Marmur, and Katherine Stroker
- Sandin v. Connor and Intraprison
Confinement: Ten Years of Confusion and Harm in Prisoner Litigation, Boston College Law Review (45 B.C. L. Rev. 423) March 2004 (cited in Tyree v. Weld, 2010 WL 145882 (D. Mass. 2010); Kelly v. Sapien, 2005 WL 1705756 (D. Kan. 2005))