Michael practices general immigration law, with a focus on EB1, EB2, academic institutions, extraordinary and professional nonimmigrant, and family and business immigrant petitions.
He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and NAFSA-Association of International Educators, among other organizations. Mr. Goldstein was selected to the 2018, 2017 and 2016 Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars list in the practice area of immigration. Mr. Goldstein is currently the Core Education Program Dean for the “Filing Academic H-1B Petition” Workshop at NAFSA. He has been a NAFSA Trainer Corps member since 2015, delivering NAFSA Core Education Program at meetings and conferences throughout the year. Mr. Goldstein also participates actively in the AILA New York Chapter Media/Advocacy Committee, and consults on international students/scholars issues at International Education Training Services.
Mr. Goldstein is a frequent presenter on immigration law topics at professional conferences including NAFSA’s regional conferences and state meetings, as well as at college and university campuses throughout the NY Metropolitan area. He has presented at New York University, Columbia University, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Fordham University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Baruch College, The Cooper Union, CUNY Graduate Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, School of Visual Arts, The New School, Pratt Institute, New York School of Interior Design, and many more.
Mr. Goldstein earned his law degree from New England Law | Boston where he received the New England Scholar Award for his academic achievements. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Washington University in St. Louis.