Michael C. Runde is a shareholder in the law firm of Hochstatter, McCarthy & Rivas, S.C. He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and his bachelor’s degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Mike is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Milwaukee Bar Association, and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He was Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of AILA from 2003 to 2005. Mike has also served as the Wisconsin AILA Chapter’s Vice Chair and Treasurer. Mike’s business and employment immigration practice includes assistance to employers on compliance with an employer’s obligation to verify work authorization of employees and assistance to religious organizations seeking temporary and permanent religious worker visas. He is a frequent lecturer on business and professional immigration topics for employers and he has spoken on religious worker visa issues at the national level.
Mike also has practiced extensively in the area of business law and has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has served as past Chair of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors Rights Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin; Chair of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Committee on Bankruptcy Law and Procedure; and Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association. Mike has practiced immigration law throughout his legal career and has limited his practice to immigration since 2000. During his two year term as Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of AILA he served on the Board of Governors of the national association. Mike has served on a number of national AILA Committees. Mike is listed in Best Lawyers in America in immigration law. He has also been selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers Ed. 2006, and 2008-2012, in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, and in M Magazine’s 2012 listing of Best Lawyers