Miguel Risch

Mr. Miguel Negeliskii Risch is a Brazilian-American Attorney and Senior Partner of HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC specializing in Immigration & Federal Law. He is admitted to practice in the United States, Brazil and Portugal.
An accomplished internationally-renowned lawyer, he has been based in the United States for over 15 years.
He earned a Bachelor of Laws / Júris Doctor with honors, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, where he clerked under Judge Márcio Keppler Fraga in both criminal and civil state court, in his native city of Porto Alegre. Mr. Risch then obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Miami in the United States.
Prior to joining HAYMAN-WOODWARD he worked at prestigious immigration law firms, such as Rahbaran & Associates where he specialized in employment-based, family-based, and investment-based immigration cases; as well as complex cases involving domestic violence and political asylum.
Mr. Risch also served as in-house counsel for Motorola and Fox Latin America, where he successfully negotiated a variety of international contracts, in addition to handling complex international tax matters and both immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters for their employees.
Since becoming a partner at HAYMAN-WOODWARD Mr. Risch has been leading a unparalleled legal team which is fully proficient in the many complex areas of immigration and tax laws, including but not limited to National Interest Waivers, Asylums, multinational transfers, extraordinary and exceptional abilities, artists and entertainers, athletes, naturalizations, bilateral international tax treaties, wills and trusts, estate planning, tax planning, and much more.
Mr Risch speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish fluently as well as conversational Russian and Ukrainian.
*Not licensed in the District of Columbia, licensed in the State of New York; practice limited to representation under federal law before federal agencies in immigration and tax.

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