Attorney Profile

I have practiced law for over 10 years. I am admitted to the New York State Bar, First Department. I obtained my law degree from Brooklyn Law School graduating from its evening program in 2001.

I am Ecuadorian-American and grew up in Queens, New York with a desire to always give back to my Hispanic community. In 2006, after a number of years of private practice, I started the Borja Law Firm, P.C. to provide assistance to clients that need sound legal counsel, particularly those clients with Hispanic roots. Being fluent in Spanish gives my clients a sense of comfort in discussing their issues in their native language. My goal was to create a home where my clients would always know they would be well-represented with honesty, directness, and sensitivity to their legal issues. I believe my goal has been accomplished. Whether I am dealing with individuals who have family members detained by immigration at the border, arrested by police in New York, injured in an accident, or going through a divorce, etc., my focus is to provide the best and most efficient legal solution to their problems.

michaelborjalawMy proudest achievement is to know that I have created a legal haven for thousands of clients that always come back and know that I will give them my best. My clients know that I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and I am always just a phone call away. They know that in a time a need or crisis they can always depend on the Borja Law Firm, P.C.

My prior legal experience involved working as the Manager for the Legal and Business Affairs department for EMI Music Publishing, the largest music publisher in the world. My work there included working on intellectual property transactions and litigation involving some of the biggest entertainers in the music industry, including among others Aerosmith, Jessica Simpson, Carlos Vives, Mana, Destiny’s Child, etc. Before EMI, I was an associate at the prestigious litigation firm, Lambert & Weiss, where I worked as a defense attorney on behalf of insurance companies such as AETNA, AIG, etc.

Finally, while in law school, I worked at the music publisher, Peermusic, in its Legal & Business Affairs Department. Among other duties, my legal work there involved establishing the legal relationship with many famed Cuban composers including the members of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Before law school, I graduated with honors with a Masters of Music and Entertainment Professions from New York University in 1997. I graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science in Policy Analysis from Cornell University in 1993.