Matt MorseChief Legal Officer


J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1998;
University of Michigan (B.A., Political Science, 1991)

Bar Admissions

State of Michigan, 1998

Matt Morse’s expertise in employment- and PERM naturalization law, goes back over fifteen years. With a thorough background in Labor Certifications, Visa Processing, Adjustment of Status and B, E, F, H, J, K, L, O, R and TN visas, and a commanding knowledge of U.S. federal immigration statutes, Matt has developed a nuanced, details-oriented approach to the practice of immigration law. “Immigration law is constantly evolving and is shaped by many factors,” he avers. “Keeping clients abreast of changes in the law, and what those changes might mean for their immigration objectives, is crucial. Companies need to know that we are giving them updates, and providing them with guidance, on a timely basis so that they can adjust their talent mobility strategies accordingly.”

As a Partner in FGI, Matt’s proficiency extends to extraordinary ability alien cases, National Interest Waiver Petitions, outstanding researcher/professor and other advanced degree professional cases, multinational managers and executives, and healthcare worker cases. He has also published articles in Immigration Daily ( and International Law Office ( Matt began his career as an intern in the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Michigan Department for Environmental Quality and previously specialized in Gaming and Real Property Law and Contract Law. His interest in immigration law developed out of these experiences and out of a desire to help businesses and individuals navigate the often daunting complexities of federal immigration law. “I see my role as making this process as manageable and as clear for our clients as possible,” he says. “It is important to listen to the client and interact with them in a meaningful way. I view the client as part of the solution.”

Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Michigan Bar Association.


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