Michelangelo Croce

Michelangelo Croce

CROCE & ASSOCIATES, MIAMI LAKES FL
  • Immigration Law
  • Florida, Pennsylvania
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I am a first generation immigrant of Italian and Swiss parents. Having immigrated to the U.S. at an early age I have come to appreciate the freedoms and liberties we have in America. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and I have worked in federal law enforcement ( U.S. Customs) and security for 15 years before becoming a lawyer. This experience gave me valuable insight as to the inner workings of the U.S. government and its law enforcement mechanisms and procedures which allows me to provide real life practical advice to my clients as well as legal advice. I have lived and worked abroad in Spain and El Salvador, and both of these experiences have given me a more global perspective of foreign business and cultures. I also worked as an intern with the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board while in law school and this experience provided me with a keen awareness, knowledge and commitment to practicing law in the most ethical manner possible in order to uphold the integrity of the practice and maintain the respect of the clients I serve. My multilingual skills enable me to effectively communicate with my clients in their native language. My life's long mission is to help immigrants to assimilate in the U.S. and to achieve the American dream. In summary, I am "an immigration attorney who knows and who cares."

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Mastercard.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment Plans Available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner/Owner
CROCE & ASSOCIATES, MIAMI LAKES FL
- Current
Manage a law firm predominantly dedicated to providing complete immigration law services, including family and business based non-immigrant and immigrant visas, asylum, naturalization and citizenship, representation in removal proceedings (removal defense), waivers,and consular processing.
Associate Attorney
SUKKAR & ASSOCIATES, HOLLYWOOD, FL
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Interview prospective clients, analyze case facts and develop strategies in order to successfully represent clients in Immigration Court, and before U.S Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Prepare and file employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions on behalf of multinational corporations and individuals, including E2, H1B, L1, visa applications, and labor certification (PERM) applications, successfully assisting clients obtain initial approval or renewal. Secure the release of clients held in detention by USCIS/ICE through persuasive legal memoranda and motions based on comprehensive legal research and analysis. Compel adjudication of applications for adjustment of status and naturalization through federal lawsuits including Petitions for Writ of Mandamus, Writs of Habeas Corpus and Petitions for Hearing on Naturalization to resolve unreasonable delays in adjudication by USCIS/ICE. Provide expert immigration law opinions and advice to criminal counsel in order to successfully negotiate plea agreements resulting in the least adverse immigration consequences for clients, as well as vacating criminal pleas on due process grounds. Successfully represented clients in filing applications for asylum, adjustment of status, waivers and cancellation of removal with the Immigration Court, USCIS and consular offices. Also successfully appealed denials of these entities before Courts of Appeal, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Administrative Appeals Office. Experienced in resolving complex and novel immigration cases.
Associate Attorney
Eduardo Soto, P.A.
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Interviewed client and prospective clients and developed case strategies in order to represent clients in Immigration Court, Citizenship and Naturalization Interviews and/or proceedings. Drafted legal memoranda in support of legal positions and argued the merits of such in proceedings or in order to seek the release of clients held in detention by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S)/I.C.E. Delegated and coordinated assignments to legal support staff. Prepared and presented cases before Immigration Court and U.S. District Court.
Associate Attorney
MARCELL FELIPE, ATTORNEYS, MIAMI FL
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Managed the firm’s immigration practice, which was heavily focused on preparation and filing of H1B, E, and L business visas and employment based immigrant visa petitions for international clients. Provided comprehensive legal advice on U.S. real estate transactions, immigration, international taxation, corporate law and estate planning to UK citizens in liaison with the firm’s London based office. Prepared and conducted seminars in the UK involving purchase of real estate in Florida, employment and family based immigration to the U.S. and international tax issues. Also services the immigration needs of both corporate and individual clients in Latin America.
Associate Attorney
JBM IMMIGRATION GROUP, LLC, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
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Advised clients from diverse cultural backgrounds regarding U.S. Immigration Law. Prepared and filed immigrant and non-mmigrant visa applications. Conducted legal research, prepared asylum and deportation cases, and translated legal documents. Represented clients at Master Calendar Hearings. Organized and participated in community based immigration related information sessions.
Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Juris Doctor
University of Montreal
Certificate (1999) | Certificate in Quebec Civil Law
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (1985) | Criminal Justice & Spanish
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Universidad de Valladollid, Spain
Foreign Language Study Program (IUP) (1985) | Foreign Language Study Program (IUP)
Honors: Certificate Honors
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar # 723231
Member
Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association # 19987
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Calm before the Storm
Michelangelo Croce
Trump Issues New Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”
Michelangelo Croce
Speaking Engagements
Temporary Protected Status Workshop, Temporary Protected Status Workshop, MIami Dade College
Haitian IBO MILES
It was a pleasure to be able to speak to the students today at the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) Workshop and to offer solutions and alternatives in the event that #TPS for #Haiti is not renewed in January.
Temporary Protected Status Workshop, Temporary Protected Status Workshop, MIami Dade College
Haitian IBO MILES
It was a pleasure to be able to speak to the students today at the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) Workshop and to offer solutions and alternatives in the event that #TPS for #Haiti is not renewed in January.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Croce & Associates Website
Blog
Blog
Voce Inmigrante / Beyond the Wall
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. CAN TWO INVESTORS HOLDING ITALIAN PASSPORTS QUALIFY FOR AN E2 VISA? IF SO, WHAT SHOULD BE EACH INVESTOR ROLE?
A: It is possible to have two E-2 qualifying investors. The role may be that of an "executive" or "supervisor" or an employee with "special qualifications" or knowledge of E-2 qualifying business. There are many factors to the final decision and strategy in this regard. They are all fact specific i.e. as to the nature of the business and potential investment/ return. Please contact an immigration attorney for a complete analysis and strategy regarding your potential E-2 company and structure.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
CROCE & ASSOCIATES
7900 Oak Lane Suite 405
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
USA
Telephone: (786) 200-3088
Fax: (952) 487-0097