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Columbia Entrepreneurship

Office Hours: Immigration and Innovation in the Trump Era

Strategic Paths for Foreign National Founders and Entrepreneurs

Thursday, February 23rd between 11:00 am & 1:00 pm.
Columbia Alumni Center 622 West 113th st.

Please email cm3014@columbia.edu to request your slot

If you’re an international student or recent alumnus concerned with recent or pending changes to U.S.  immigration law and policy, we encourage you to sign up for office hours with Michael Serotte.

Michael Serotte, Founder and Senior Partner of Serotte Law, focuses on helping immigrant entrepreneurs and startups. Michael serves as Immigration Counsel for Stanford’s StartX and Graduate School of Business, Duke’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, and numerous private accelerators including Unshackled, Alchemist, and Founder Institute. His client list includes many Bay Area startups.

Michael also advises on the immigration-related needs of employers in a wide range of industries, including technology, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and media. He also enjoys working with individuals who have complicated business and investment immigration cases, and Canadians who have been denied entry at the U.S. border.

Michael’s background in business, finance and entrepreneurship offers his clients a valuable perspective on business and investment immigration strategies for both established companies and startups.

After earning a BBA in Accounting and Finance as an undergraduate at the University of Miami, he worked as an accountant with the predecessor of Ernst & Young, and practiced law and worked in finance in Washington, DC.  While Serotte Law has clients all over the U.S. and foreign countries, Michael travels to his offices in the San Francisco, New York, Buffalo, and Toronto to meet in person.

Michael’s biggest thrill comes when his team gets a case approved when other lawyers said it couldn’t. And when the Buffalo Bills win a Super Bowl! .