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Roger A. Bernstein is a Florida Board Certified Immigration attorney with more than twenty years of practice devoted exclusively to immigration law.



Since co-founding Bernstein Osberg-Braun, LLC in 1998, Bernstein has managed and led the growth of the firm, which is widely recognized as one of Florida’s leading immigration law firms. Roger is an expert in EB-5 Investor related issues. He has focused his practice primarily on assisting immigrant investors, advising developers and regional centers in navigating the complexity of the EB-5 program. He has acted as chief immigration counsel for EB-5 projects in South Florida with cumulative values exceeding a billion dollars.



Bernstein has a diverse depth of experience in all employment-based visa categories. Roger excels at providing counsel to immigrant entrepreneurs. He has represented and acquired visas for professionals, technology startups, hospitality firms, Fortune 500 companies and diverse companies representing the health care, construction, energy and entertainment sectors among others. He has also successfully acquired lawful permanent residency for hundreds of corporate clients and individuals who live and work in the United States.



Prior to embarking in private practice, Bernstein spent six years with the U.S. Department of Justice serving as an INS trial attorney, sector counsel to the INS' Inspections and Investigations Divisions and INS Asylum Officer. While with the Department of Justice, Bernstein litigated hundreds of cases, adjudicated claims for political asylum, advised clients on constitutional/immigration issues and led a litigation task force to prosecute and deport human rights abusers.



Bernstein graduated Brown University with a BA in International Relations and Political Science. He returned to his native South Florida and earned his JD from the University of Miami School of Law.  



Bernstein
has held numerous leadership positions within the community. Most notably he has focused his efforts on promoting investment and economic development in South Florida. As such he served as Chair of the Miami–Dade County Enterprise Zone Advisory Council. Bernstein also served as Chair of the Immigration & Nationality Certification Committee of the Florida Bar.

Bernstein has been quoted frequently in the national press on immigration and EB-5 related issues. He has appeared on national television news programs, including Larry King Live, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Burden of Proof, CNN International, RT America, among others.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%

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  • Michael Lee Becker

    Roger has been one of the top immgration attorneys in the country for more than ten years.

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  • Shawn D. Meade

    Roger is a well known immigration attorney who works diligently and vigorously on each one of his case. He is honest, smart, hardworking. I strongly recommend him.

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Contact info

Bernstein Osberg-Braun, PL

11900 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 700
Miami, FL, 33181

11900 Biscayne Blvd Ste 700
North Miami, FL, 33181-2733

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199301/11/2016
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Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Eleventh Circuit Practice of Law CommitteeMember2004 - 2004
American Immigration Lawyers, Border and National Security CommitteeMember2003 - 2003
Miami Dade County Enterprise Zone Advisory CouncilBoard of Directors2003 - Present
South Florida American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - 2003
North Dade Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1999 - 2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Brown UniversityInternational Relations, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989