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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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  1. Immigration: 100%
    24 years


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  • Matthew L. Trevena

    I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an experienced and deeply involved immigration and nationality attorney, particularly in complex incoming and outgoing corporate immigration law.


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  • James Norman Willi

    Robert Loughran is a top-notch immigration attorney in Texas. With his dedication and attentiveness to detail, I highly recommend Robert for your immigration referrals.


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Foster LLP

912 S Capital of Texas Hwy
Suite 450
Austin, TX, 78746


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2016
Super Lawyers Business EditionSuper Lawyers2015
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2015
Top Attorneys in TexasTexas Monthly2014
Austin Immigration Law Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2014
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2014
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2013
Top Attorneys in TexasTexas Monthly2013
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2012
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2008
Who's Who of Business LawyerN/A2007
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFoster LLP2009 - Present
Managing PartnerTindall & Foster, P.C.1992 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law SectionCommittee Member2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Committee on Business Immigration2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of TexasVice Chair2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2004 - 2004
Liaison to San Antonio District Office of Dept. of Homeland SecurityMember2002 - 2006
State Bar of TexasMember2000 - 2002
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Mobility MagazineRefugees are Not a Threat…They are a Staffing Opportunity2016
ILWLearning from the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context2015
Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of CommerceHow Can American Companies Staff Projects In Iraq in the Current Environment?2015
AILA Mid-Year ConferenceWhither Thy Intracompany Transferee?2014
Texas Lawyer MagazineEB-5 Immigrant-Investor Programs Are Rife With Risks2014
IIUSARecent Revocations and Enforcement May Change the EB-5 Landscape2013
HR HoustonChecklist for Global Immigration Policy Formation2013
Texas LawyerBefore and After the ICE Subpoena Arrives2012
LexisNexis publicationGlobal Business Immigration Practice Guide2012
Texas LawyerKnow the Procedural Ins and Outs to Avoid Immigration Pitfalls2010
The Association of Corporate Counsel's Docket MagazineI-9 Audits and the Attorney Client Privilege2010
American Immigration, LLC ( Book2010
American Immigration, LLC ( Implications Of The DHS Final Rule On Electronic Form I-9 Signatures And Storage2010
The Docket of the Association of Corporate CounselConduct Form I-9 Audits and Protect the Attorney-Client Relationship2010
Mobility MagazineLast Page - The Importance of Centralized Global Immigration Management2009
Texas LawyerImmigration Liability Can Arise From Mergers and Acquisitions2009
Society of Corporate Compliance and EthicsE-Verify bait & switch: Data mining isn’t what employers signed up for2009
San Antonio Business JournalImmigration compliance has to be a priority2009
Nova Law ReviewFear the ICE Man: Lessons From the Swift Raids to Warm You Up - The New Government Perspective on Employer Sanctions2008
Nov-Dec.Employment Eligibility Verification In an Era of Increased Enforcement2006
Texas Lawyer, Volume 22, No. 3Three Keys to Compliance Verify, Reverify, Retain2006
UnknownThe Impact of Visa Retrogression on Business Immigration2005
Unknown2005 Begins a New Era for U.S. Business Immigration2005
Texas Lone Star, Vol. 23, No. 1, Jan/FebReguarding Student Visas: Your District's Role and Responsibilities, Part Two2005
Texas Lone Star, Vol. 23, No. 1, Jan/FebImmigration Obligations: Your District's Responsibilities Vary Little Regarding Foreign Students2005
UnknownSummer of 2004: For Immigration Agencies, Procedural Changes Have Been in Season2004
UnknownNew Immigration Policies May Affect Foreign Nationals' Summer Travel Plans2004
2004 AILA National Conference HandbookImmigration through Investment: Treaty Traders, Treaty Investors, L-1 Intra-Company Transferees, and the EB-5 Immigrant Category2004
2004 Golf Coast Symposium on Human Resources Issues HandbookAdapting Immigration Strategies to Changing Economies and Evolving Political Events2004
Texas AILA Chapter Fall Conference HandbookCorporate Viability in the Non-Immigrant Context2004
UnknownNational Security Entry/Exit Registration System Special Registration Program Suspended2004
AHMRA Update on UsEmployers Needing Specialized Foreign Workers May Need to Act in '03 or Go Without in '042003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Texas School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Welcoming City ForumExecutive Actions on Immigration2015
Texas Senate Subcommittee on Border SecurityDREAM Tuition Act in Texas2015
Texas International Law Journal SymposiumImmigration and Freedom of Movement”2015
South Texas Human Resources SymposiumEmployment Authorization Hot Issues: ICE Subpoenas, Discrimination Claims, Form I-9, and E-Verify2015
SHRM Chapter MeetingLatest Immigration Developments2015
Foster Spring Immigration Update SeminarEffects of Executive Actions on Immigration2015
EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and DevelopersModerator - EB-5 Summit2015
Consular Processing for Experts Part 3Consular Processing for Experts Part 32015
Consular Processing for Experts Part 2Consular Processing for Experts Part 22015
Consular Processing for Experts Part 1Consular Processing for Experts Part 12015
AILA National ConferenceAdvising Small Businesses on Immigration Options2015
Mexico in DallasInvestment Opportunities2014