About Michael Okechuku
Attorney Michael I. Okechuku is an immigration attorney and the current chief legal counsel of Gosh Technologies (GT), a company that offers engineering, technical and electrical services (EPC solutions). He is a member of GT’s executive board of directors. Attorney Okechuku has experience leading the company through the complications of U.S. jurisprudence, and is also one of the primary forces behind the company’s global expansion, particularly in Central and South America, and Africa.
Attorney Okechuku is experienced in intellectual property matters involving copyright, trademarks, and the Internet, along with the business and commercial aspects of advertising and marketing. He also has experience in EB-5 immigration matters. His client base ranges from start-up technology firms to Fortune 500 companies, and he is adept at litigation and client interaction, negotiation, and counseling.
Prior to becoming GT’s chief legal counsel, Attorney Okechuku served as the general legal counsel for Wiredvisions Corporation, an IT-consulting firm. He was previously an associate lawyer at Garces & Grabler, PC, during which time he handled numerous litigation files. He also represented, argued, and won various complex cases, and made appeals before Administrative Courts, the State of New Jersey Appellate Division, the Federal District Court of New Jersey, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals in the States of New York and New Jersey.
Throughout his career, Attorney Okechuku has served as legal counsel to various corporate boards and political entities. He had worked on several high-profile cases, including one involving the Nigeria’s Peoples Democratic Party (U.S. Chapter) and the Superior Court of New Jersey. From 2001 to 2011, he was appointed as one of the trustees of the United States Department of Justice for the Federal District Court of New Jersey, and was the first African-American trustee in that district. In that capacity, he handled countless court dockets, presided over thousands of bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings filed by individuals and businesses, and conducted investigations, among other accomplishments.
Attorney Okechuku completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Denver – College of Law in December 1998, where he focused his studies on oil and gas jurisprudence, and commercial business law. As a law student, he received the prestigious Sam Cary Scholarship. From 1997 to 1998, he served as the president of the university’s African American Students Association.