About Michele Buchanan
Michele Buchanan is an EB-5 immigration attorney at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, located in Los Angeles. She is admitted to the California Bar and has over twenty years of experience in the field of immigration law.
Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP was founded by two experienced immigration attorneys who have been certified as specialists in immigration law. The firm has more certified specialists in immigration law than any other law firm. Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP’s expertise encompasses a broad range of issues, including employment, investor and family-based immigration, along with removal proceedings, federal court appeals, I-9 and IRCA compliance, naturalization and asylum. The attorneys of the firm are frequently sought after as speakers before lawyers and professional audiences regarding complex subject matters in the immigration law field. The firm is dedicated to assisting clients with even the most challenging legal matters and achieving the best possible solution. The firm’s staff is able to speak multiple languages, including Vietnamese, Urdu, Taiwanese, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Gujarati, French, Farsi, Burmese, Armenian and Arabic.
Prior to working at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, attorney Buchanan began her law career working at an immigration firm that primarily represented clients from East Asia. She then went on to work with two of Southern California’s largest immigration firms, where she was able to represent diverse clientele, including multinational corporations, major universities, individual business investors, professionals, research scientists, academics, actors, musicians and artists. In addition, she has aided clients applying for U.S. visas at the American embassies in Mexico, Canada and Korea. Attorney Buchanan has also assisted clients applying for political asylum and permanent residency under the Violence Against Women Act.
Attorney Buchanan is currently focused on EB-5 employment creation cases. She has successfully represented dozens of investors and has assisted them with their EB-5 applications and subsequent removal of conditions. Attorney Buchanan also serves as counsel to multiple regional centers regarding their EB-5 matters. In addition to her work with the EB-5 program, she also represents artists, entertainers and academics seeking alien of extraordinary ability and national interest waiver benefits.
Attorney Buchanan is also highly active in the immigration law community and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a board member of the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles.
Attorney Buchanan received her bachelor’s degree in Asian studies, with an emphasis on Mandarin Chinese, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Additionally, she completed first year Japanese language studies at the University of Minnesota and also completed coursework at the Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Training Center, located in Taipei. Attorney Buchanan went on to receive her law degree from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.