Please visit EB5Projects.com for current information on EB-5 Visa Investments and Regional Centers

Contact Information

Michael A. Harris, Esq.
(305) 792-8677

Address

100 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2301
Miami, Florida 33132
United States
Web Site
http://www.harrislawpa.com
Blog
http://www.makingimmigrationwork.com
Contact Email
michael@harrislawpa.com
Skype
harrisamichael
LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/in/visaattorney
Twitter
https://twitter.com/visaattorneys
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/visaattorneys
Practice Areas
Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law, Experienced EB-5 Attorney, EB-5 Regional Center Application Submission Provider, EB-1 Immigration Expert
Languages spoken
English, Spanish
States
Florida

Associated with:

Michael A. Harris, Esq.

Michael A. Harris, Esq.

HarrisLaw, P.A.

Mr. Harris is an EB-5 attorney and is board certified in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Florida Bar.  As a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist, he is currently 1 of 65 attorneys certified in the field of Immigration Law by the Florida Bar.  Mr. Harris represents EB-5 Regional Centers, investors, and individual Direct EB-5 Investors. He is the managing attorney of HarrisLaw, P.A., which is based in Miami, Florida, and provides a full array of Immigration services.

 

BIO

Michael A. Harris, Esq.

Michael A. Harris, Esq.

Mr. Harris represents immigration clients throughout the United States and world.  His emergence into the field of Immigration began in the year 2000, after he graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and English at the University of Florida (UF), and he then went to work for a board certified immigration attorney who served the UF community.  During this time he was introduced to the core concepts of immigration law and procedure. Further, after 9/11, he was able to study how the U.S. Immigration system was reorganized and transformed. During law school, Mr. Harris (who grew up in Miami Beach, FL) returned to South Florida and became highly involved with business immigration and investment-based immigration matters for Fortune 500 companies, world-leading financial institutions, highly rated business professionals and executives, high net worth investors, as well as acclaimed artists. Mr. Harris pursued his legal career and studies as a result of deep fascination with the U.S. government and political system, as well as due to his political science studies for two years in Washington, D.C. at the George Washington University. In 2007, Mr. Harris earned his law degree from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.   

Some of Mr. Harris' experience in EB-5 immigration and other investment-based immigration matters has involved the following:

  • Co-counsel in an approved EB-5 Regional Center for an initial project involving an assisted living facility that seeks to raise $10 million in capital.
  • Counsel for a pending mixed-use commercial facility which seeks to raise $50 million in EB-5 capital for a total capital stack involving a $200 million development project.
  • Counsel for two pending mixed-use commercial facilities seeking to raise $250 million in EB-5 capital for one project (part of a $400+ million capital stack), and a second project seeking nearly $60 million in EB-5 capital for a project with a capital stack of over $300 million.
  • Counsel for a pending project that would build five hotels and a restaurant with a capital stack of nearly $40 million.
  • Counsel for EB-5 Regional Center investors.
  • Co-counsel for an approved direct EB-5 individual investment totaling $1 million.
  • Counsel for a foreign company which invested nearly $3 million in the creation of a couture fashion store and then brought four foreign workers to manage the investment enterprise.

Mr. Harris has also been involved in numerous business immigration matters for executives, acclaimed artists, athletes, academic professors, as well global companies which employ thousands of workers worldwide.  He also has represented many families in matters for U.S. citizens who wish to bring loved ones to the U.S., who are facing deportation from the country, or are in need of representation because they have been abused by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Mr. Harris' devotion to Immigration and Nationality Law matters also has shown that he is willing to fight for all types of clientele, including deportation clients facing detention or removal proceedings.  He has achieved success for his deportation clients such as obtaining their release from detention centers, cancelling their deportation, and other forms of relief. These diverse immigration experiences have been very important in allowing Mr. Harris to effectively represent his immigration clients as even an EB-5 investor may face difficulties with the USCIS aside from their maintenance of EB-5 status.

Summary:

  • 2007: Admitted to the Florida Bar
  • 2013:  Board Certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar
  • 2007: J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 1999: B.A. degree in Political Science and English from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2006 to Present: Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Contact Information:

Office Location:

100 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2301, Miami, Florida 33132