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Carlton Fields Adds Immigration Attorney Federico M. Maciá in Miami

Miami, Fla.Carlton Fields is pleased to welcome experienced immigration attorney Federico “Fred” M. Maciá to the firm’s Miami office. Maciá is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. He will also work with the firm’s Business Transactions and International practice groups.

With more than 25 years of experience in immigration law, Maciá will lead the firm’s Immigration Planning and Compliance Practice, which provides comprehensive immigration law services to clients including large U.S.- and foreign-owned corporations, startups, entrepreneurs, private universities and academies, artists, and athletes.

“Fred’s extensive background in all areas of immigration law makes him a valuable addition to our national labor and employment practice,” said James M. Sconzo, who chairs Carlton Fields’ Labor & Employment Practice. “At a time when immigration regulations are constantly shifting, Fred is a resource for our institutional and individual clients.”

Maciá’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration for professionals, managers, and investors as well as employer compliance with U.S. employment authorization regulations. His experience includes handling H-1B and L-1 temporary worker visa petitions, E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor applications, EB-5 immigrant investor petitions, EB-1 and O-1 extraordinary ability petitions, P-1 petitions for athletes and entertainers, and labor certification applications. He also has extensive experience in the areas of asylum, consular processing, removal defense, family petitions, and naturalization.

“Fred is known for his hands-on approach to his practice. He works closely with his clients to guide them through the immigration process,” said Miami Office Co-Managing Shareholder Amy E. Furness. 

Added Miami Office Co-Managing Shareholder Steven J. Brodie, “We are thrilled Fred is joining us here in Miami, a hub for international business.”

Maciá earned his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Chicago. Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Maciá is fluent in Spanish


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