Steve is a Senior Associate at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. As part of the Government Strategies Team, he advises clients on a range of topics, including compliance with H-1B worker regulations and policies, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudication trends, and issues presented by mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate restructuring. Steve enjoys the complexity of immigration and likes to dive into the details to understand clients’ immigration programs and better address their needs.

Prior to joining Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, Steve served as Associate Counsel for the USCIS Vermont Service Center, where he advised USCIS officers on employment-based nonimmigrant eligibility issues and coordinated litigation defense strategies for the agency. He has worked in-house for the immigration team of an e-commerce and cloud computing company, and in private practice.

Education & Admissions

Juris Doctorate, University of Michigan Law School
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan

Admitted to: State Bar of Illinois


American Immigration Lawyers Association


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