Proud to call Mike a friend, colleague, and role model.

To Whom It May Concern:
I first met Mike as a client many years ago, when he retained me to help him move from Canada to the United States. In the years since, he has become a great friend, which has given me the opportunity to get to know firsthand what a truly remarkable human being he is. Abraham Lincoln is believed to have stated, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Lincoln was probably America’s greatest President, as well as one of the greatest human beings to ever live, and it is a true testament to Mike’s character that he has passed the test put forth by a moral giant like Lincoln. Indeed, like Abraham Lincoln, Mike Lathigee rose from humble beginnings to a point where he now wields a great deal of influence with his ever-expanding group of admirers. Lesser men have been corrupted by the intoxicating effects that such power can bring. However, Mike (like President Lincoln before him) has such a strong moral compass that he has been able to resist such a temptation. It is for this reason, for example, that, when Mike’s previous company, Freedom Investment Corp (FIC) experienced troubles that caused it to be put into receivership, Mike did not take the easy way out and try to not talk about this or “to spin” this, something that would have been particularly tempting to do given that Mike is primarily involved in efforts to secure and keep investments from people who trust that he is competent and capable of helping their investments prosper.
 Instead, Mike spoke very publicly about FIC’s troubles and fought in the Canadian court system to have his good name restored. To this day, whenever he is asked about this, Mike makes no attempt to hide what happened with FIC, knowing that his own actions speak for themselves; it is clear that, even in the age of Bernie Madoff and other Ponzi schemers, Mike Lathigee truly is someone who can be trusted with people’s money and with all of the confidence that goes with such trust. Indeed, to quote Winston Churchill, another of history’s great leaders, “You can measure a man’s character by the choices he makes under pressure.” There are few things that bring about as much pressure as being given the fiduciary responsibility to wisely and prudently invest money on behalf of others, particularly given the significant backlash that can result if the investment is less than successful. Not withstanding this pressure, Mike always keeps a level head, no matter how stressful the situation may be, and he never compromises his morals or his integrity.
It is for these and so many other reasons that I am proud to call Mike a friend, colleague,
and role model.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time should you have further questions or
concerns regarding Mike Lathigee.


Josh Effron, Esq. President Immigrant Rep, Inc