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Jacob Lawrence Ratzan

Jacob Lawrence Ratzan

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About Me

10 things about me:


1. Deje un pedazo grande de mi corazon en Espana

2. I file green card applications for people with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, and athletics.

3. I do a lot of work for abused victims of domestic violence.

4. I help employers file green card petitions for their employees through a process known as PERM.

5. I help individual investors file for investor visas and green cards.

6. I help employers and employees file H-1B petitions.

7. I help business owners and multinational managers and exectuves transfer to and open businesses in the United States

8. Pase un ano viviendo en Chile.  Sipohueon!

9. I was born and raised in Miami, FL

10. I have traveled internationally to Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Israel, England, Canada, Jordan and Morocco.  


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Immigration: 100%
    5 years

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jose A Guerrero

    Mr. Ratzan is an excellent immigration attorney and actual president of AILA South Florida Chapter. I can trust his opinion whenever it comes to any immigration matter. I endorse him without reservation.


    Jose Guerrero Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Isadora Velazquez-Rivas

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Isadora Velazquez-Rivas Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1450 Brickell Ave
Suite 2600
Miami, FL, 33131-1576



FLMember in Good Standing200608/12/2015
NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerJacob L. Ratzan, P.A.2009 - Present
PartnerMurray, Ratzan, & Murray, P.A.2007 - 2009
Associate AttorneyBander & Associates, P.A.2006 - 2007
Law ClerkBander & Associates, PA2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)President-Elect2013 - Present
Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of FloridaMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Co-Chair, USCIS Liaison Committee2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Daily Business ReviewH-1B Visas Another Reason to Celebrate Spring2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva UniversityImmigration LawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Tufts UniversityInternational RelationsBachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2012 AILA South Florida Immigration Law UpdateDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)2013