Our Legal Staff
The broad spectrum of our clients' immigration and employment needs is served by two fully-licensed immigration attorneys as well as a highly skilled and knowledgeable support staff.
Michael I. Sherman
Michael I. Sherman, Esq. holds a Bachelor's Degree with High Distinction in Near Eastern Studies and a Juris Doctor Degree from the Wayne State University School of Law. Prior to commencing the practice of law, Mr. Sherman served as the chief judicial clerk to the Honorable Steven N. Andrews of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan, and as a law clerk for the Office of Legal Affairs at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Mr. Sherman has been peer-review rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the most well-respected, independent lawyer rating service in the United States. The AV rating is the highest possible rating. Mr. Sherman was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1993 and to the District of Columbia Bar in 2002. He has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1994, and served as a member and staff officer of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Sherman has been invited to make presentations on immigration law topics to many organizations, including the Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit, the Healthcare Recruiters Association of Metropolitan Detroit and the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education. In addition, he was recognized as a “Friend of the Probate Court” by the Oakland County Probate Court staff in 2004. Mr. Sherman's work was featured in an article in the Detroit Free Press on November 9, 2001.
Pursuant to Martindale-Hubbell (R) Client Review Rating Service, Mr. Sherman has achieved a Client Review Rating of Preeminent, with a perfect score of 5.0.
Theodore S. Sherman
A native of Royal Oak, Michigan, Mr. Ted Sherman represents physicians and scientists from throughout the world in immigration matters. Moreover, his clients include leading medical institutions and hospitals. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering (B.S.E.E. 1990) and the University of Michigan Law School (JD 1993). Mr. Sherman is fully licensed to practice immigration law in the United States as well as being a fully licensed patent lawyer, being authorized to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington D.C.
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Built on an unparalleled tradition of teamwork, our highly skilled staff members work together -- for you, and with you. We work in partnership because that's the most cost-effective, time-efficient way to accomplish your legal objectives. And that's what this team is all about. As a team, we can offer you the guidance you seek in matters involving a myriad of immigration and employment issues. We'll keep you informed and involved as our work proceeds. And we never forget - our clients are our most important resource.
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Principles of Client Service
Our firm has been shaped by our clients' complex and changing legal needs. The following client service principles are the foundation of our firm's culture and success:
- Listen carefully to the client's concerns;
- Be proactive in learning about the clients and anticipating their challenges;
- Provide understandable and practical advice;
- Offer alternatives that solve the client's legal issues;
- And most importantly, be responsive and cost-effective in our service delivery.
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Concern for Costs
Our principal goal is to produce the best possible result at the lowest costs for our clients. We welcome a frank discussion of anticipated fees and expenses at the start of the project or anytime as needed along the way. While managing larger projects, we consistently keep our clients informed of the project's status and cost as it progresses. If appropriate, the project's direction or focus can be changed if unexpected issues are encountered.
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