Michael Yoon

Get to know Michael Yoon, a specialist immigration lawyer in New Zealand with 18 years' experience.

Michael Yoon Photo in Court
Michael Yoon Photo in Court with Colleague
Michael has been working as a lawyer since 2006. Over the course of 18 years, he has helped thousands of clients realise successful outcomes in their immigration dreams in New Zealand.

Work experience

His first legal job was with Cavell Leitch, a mid-sized law firm, where he stayed for a couple of years.
He joined another local law firm Kannangara Thomson and was later made a partner.
In December 2018, he started MY Law, specialising in New Zealand immigration law.

Industry association

He is a member of organisations such as NZLS, ADLS, NZAMI and NZAIP.
He spends a lot of his time going over immigration changes announced by the government, keeping up to date with immigration instructions, and reviewing new or interesting IPT decisions.


Michael went to the University of Canterbury and studied Law and Commerce.
He holds a current practising certificate with the New Zealand Law Society as a lawyer.

Connect with Michael

You can find Michael on the following popular social media platforms.

Recent video content

Michael regularly publishes informative, easy-to-understand video content covering immigration law and New Zealand in general.
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Recent blog posts

Michael writes regularly to update his guides on this website as well as delving deeper into sub-topics.
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Outside of work

Here are some lesser-known facts about Michael.
  • He is married with two young daughters.
  • He has started jogging in Hagley Park a couple of times a week.
  • He is a social drinker. He does not smoke.
  • He spends time learning about web design and video production.
  • He enjoys watching movies and TV shows. Some of his favourites are Interstellar, Inglourious Basterds, The Matrix.

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