As a member of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor & Employment Law Practice, Michael Schewe regularly counsels businesses in New York and New Jersey on issues relating to labor and employment law compliance. An experienced litigator and trial attorney, Michael frequently appears in state (NY/NJ) and federal (DNJ, EDNY, SDNY, Second Circuit, and Third Circuit) courts, primarily in cases involving labor and employment law, but also regarding other types of complex and commercial litigation.
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Michael practices all aspects of immigration law, from corporate-business immigration and compliance to consular processing and removal defense. He regularly assists corporations ranging from multi-nationals to U.S.-based businesses with bringing talent to the United States. In this regard, Michael regularly files for H-1B, TN, O, L, E and other nonimmigrant, employment-based visas as well as green card applications (i.e., EB-1, EB-2, PERM EB-3) on behalf of the employers and individuals he represents. In addition, he regularly counsels individuals on issues relating to asylum, cancellation of removal, nonimmigrant visas, family-based immigrant visas, and naturalization, among other topics. Given the intricacies and regulatory requirements surrounding immigration compliance, Michael provides employers with I-9 training sessions, internal self-audits, and representation in the event of government audits.
Michael practices immigration law in all 50 states, and has clients in various countries around the globe.
Michael graduated from Marist College in 2006 and Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009. He holds an Honorary Degree from Peking University in Beijing, China.
Michael has been selected for inclusion in the 2015-2021 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Stars. A frequent author, he has written articles for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey Law Journal and Law Practice Magazine, among other sources. Michael also sits on Law360’s Immigration Editorial Board.
State of New Jersey
State of New York
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
New Jersey Staffing Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Marist College, B.A.
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
Peking University, Honorary Degree
New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2021
Avvo Rating 10.0 (“Superb”), 2013-present
“H-1B Visa FY2022 Cap Season Primer: What Do Employers Need to Know?” P&A Client Alert, March 2021 (Co-Author)
“H-1B Visa FY2022 Cap Season Primer: What Do Staffing Employers Need to Know?” New Jersey Staffing Alliance Staffing News, March 2021
“Construction Among Occupations Allowed to Conduct Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana in New York City; New York City Has Banned Pre-Hire Marijuana Testing for Many Other Occupations,” P&A Client Alert, May 2020 (Co-Author)
“FY2021 H-1B Lottery: An In Depth Look at the Major Changes on the Horizon,” P&A Bulletin, February 2020
“Tips for Immigration: Form I-9 Best Practices in an Era of Historic Worksite Enforcement.” Associated General Contractors Law-in-Brief, May 2019
“The Social Security Administration’s “No-Match” Letters are Back, and Employers Must be Careful;” New Jersey Staffing Alliance, Staffing News Publication, May 2019
“Medium to Large Employers Must Provide Pay Data by September 30th;” P&A Client Alert, May 2019
“Government Shutdown Takes E-Verify Offline; What Employers Need to Know.” New Jersey Business and Industry Association, January 2019
“Your H-1B Petition was not Selected in the Lottery; Now What?” New Jersey Law Journal - Employment & Immigration Law Special Edition, April 2017
“Time Management Tricks and Techniques.” Law Practice Magazine, April 2012
“The Modern Day Mobile Lawyer’s Manifesto.” Published in the following:
ABA Section of Litigation, Solo and Small Firm, Winter 2013 [Vol. 5, No. 2], February 2013
New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, “Electronically-in-Touch,” 2011, 2 issues
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, “YLD Dictum,” 2011-2012, 3 issues
Podcast Interview with Jack Newton, CEO of Clio. Legal Talk Network, August 2011
“Immigration Law 101,” Financial Poise™ webinar, May 2020
“Major Changes to the H-1B Lottery Systems for FY2021: How Should Employers Prepare?” P&A Seminar, January 2020
“Evolving Issues for Employers: Recent Developments in Cannabis Law and Form I-9 Immigration Compliance.” CICPAC, July 2019, Chicago, IL
“Evolving Issues for Employers: Recent Developments in Cannabis Law and Form I-9 Immigration Compliance.” NASBP Virtual Seminar, May 2019
“What Every Attorney Should Know about Immigration Law.” P&A Lunch and Learn, April 2019
“Working with Diverse Clients: Stories from the Field.” CLE Program, December 2018, Roseland, NJ
“Business for Breakfast: New Jersey’s New Equal Pay Act: Are You at Risk?” CLE Program, September 2018, Roseland, NJ
“Avoiding Immigration and I-9 Headaches and Hassles.” New Jersey Business and Industry Association, July 2018, Glassboro, NJ and June 2018, Kenilworth, NJ
“What I Wish I Knew, Part 2.” New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual Meeting 2018, Atlantic City, NJ
“Business for Breakfast: The 2018 Employer To-Do List.” CLE Program, January 2018, Roseland, NJ
“Immigration under President Trump.” New Jersey State Bar Association, YLD Symposium, December 2017, Parsippany, NJ
“What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration.” CLE Program, October 2017, Roseland, NJ
“What I Wish I Knew.” New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual Meeting 2017, Atlantic City, NJ
“Mastering the New I-9.” New Jersey Business and Industry Association, February 2017, Trenton, NJ
“Immigration Update: The New "Smart" Form I-9 in an Era of Increased Enforcement.” New Jersey Food Council, January 2017, Trenton, NJ
“The Tangled Web of Online Advertising: an Ethical and Legal Update for Attorneys and Businesses.” New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual Meeting 2014, Atlantic City, NJ
“The New Form I-9 and Legislative Update on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” Society of Human Resource Management, January Meeting 2014, Ridgewood, NJ
“Hot Topics in Immigration.” New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual Meeting 2013, Atlantic City, NJ
“The New Form I-9 and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” Society of Human Resource Management, May Meeting 2014, Ridgewood, NJ
“Child Abuse and Neglect Investigative Findings: Using the Four-Tier Model.” Division of Child Protection and Permanency, 2012-2013, multiple locations across New Jersey
“Immigration and Child Welfare: Working with Immigrant Families.” Division of Child Protection and Permanency, 2011-2013, multiple locations across New Jersey