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Michael J. P. Schewe



As a member of Connell Foley’s Labor & Employment Law Group, 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) courts, primarily in cases involving labor and employment law, but also regarding other types of complex and commercial litigation.

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, he 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 also 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.
He has served as adjunct faculty of Rutgers and Montclair State Universities through the New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership. In that role, he instructed employees of the Department of Child Placement and Permanency (formerly DYFS) on immigration law and four-tier substantiation from 2011-2013. He holds an Honorary Degree from Peking University in Beijing, China.


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Vice-Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Approved Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”)
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Newark Regional Business Partnership
  • New Jersey Food Council
  • New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) 
  • New Jersey Chamber of Commerce 

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements


  • New Jersery Business Magazine, 01.07.2019
  • New Jersey Business Magazine , 07.16.2018
  • New Jersey Law Journal, 04.18.2017
  • Author, "The Modern Day Mobile Lawyer’s Manifesto" (Part Two and Two)
    American Bar Association, Vol. 5, No. 2, ABA Section of Litigation, Solo and Small Firm (January, 2013)
  • Author, "The Modern Day Mobile Lawyer’s Manifesto" (Part One of Two)
    American Bar Association, Vol. 6, No. 1, ABA Section of Litigation, Solo and Small Firm (December, 2013)
  • Author, "The Modern Day Mobile Lawyer’s Manifesto" (Parts One through Four)
    New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, “YLD Dictum”, (March 2013) (April 2012) (January 2012) (October 2011)
  • Co-author, "Time Management Tricks and Techniques"
    Law Practice Magazine, 04.2012
  • Author, "The Modern Day Mobile Lawyer’s Manifesto"
    New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, “Electronically-in-Touch”, 01.2011

Blog Posts


New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2015-2018)


Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2009)

Marist College (2006)

Peking University (honorary degree, 2006)


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