Immigration Attorneys

Michael A Harris, Esq

Miami, FL

About Michael A Harris, Esq

Michael A. Harris is an EB-5 immigration attorney who practices with HarrisLaw, based in Miami, Florida. He is also Of Counsel to Diaz Reus, a Chamber’s rated international law firm based in Miami, with offices in Brazil, China, Colombia, Moscow, Dubai and Venezuela. Harris is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. He has also earned an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating, the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, as well as being ranked as a Top Immigration Lawyer by Best Lawyers. Harris represents many U.S. businesses seeking to raise EB-5 capital and become regional centers, as well as represents numerous individual EB-5 investors.

Harris’ EB-5 regional center clients and developers have had proposed capital stack projects valued at over $1 billion, and have sought to raise between $5 million and $250 million in EB-5 capital. He has obtained USCIS approval for such clients in industries ranging from gold and silver mining, to assisted living, to hotel/office construction, to food hospitality and more. The geographic areas in which his regional center clients have received designation include part of or the entirety of the states of New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Alabama, Mississippi, Alaska, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Florida.

Additionally, Harris represents individual EB-5 investors seeking to invest through direct standalone investments into their own U.S. businesses, through regional centers. As a board-certified expert in immigration law, he also has extensive experience assisting clients with various complex immigration matters, including cases for E-1 treaty traders, E-2 treaty investors, business immigration matters, consular matters, family immigration and deportation defense. His elevated level of expertise and professionalism ensures he can provide the most comprehensive guidance to developers and investor clients.

With a career spanning 23 years in the field of immigration law, Harris has successfully represented hundreds of clients ranging from small families to multinational companies with over 20,000 employees. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. He was then admitted to the Florida Bar in 2007. Previously, he attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he studied political science, and then went on to receive his B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Florida in 1999. After college, he was trained and educated by various leading immigration attorneys, authors and experts.

Harris is an active member of AILA and the AILA South Florida Chapter, where he is a past member of the chapter’s board of directors and various committees. He currently serves on the Florida Bar’s Board Certification Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law, as well as AILA National’s EB-5 and Technology & Innovation committees. He has been frequently invited to write about EB-5 for online publications, and to speak on EB-5 matters for distinguished law seminars. Harris is fluent in English and Spanish, along with a complement of staff fluent in Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic.

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