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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1993||12/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Immigration & Nationality||Florida Bar||2006|
|Partner||Arnstein & Lehr, LLP||2017 - Present|
|Partner||Bernstein Osberg-Braun, PL||2009 - 2016|
|Partner||Bernstein & Associaties, PA||2007 - 2008|
|Partmer||Ferrel Shultz Carter Zumpano &Fertel||2004 - 2007|
|Partner||Bernstien Osberg-Braun, PL||1999 - 2003|
|Assistant District Counsel||Us Department Of Justice||1996 - 1998|
|Asylum Officer||US Department of Justice||1993 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Miami-Dade County Enterprise Zone Council||Chair||2014 - 2015|
|Florida Bar, Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee||Chair||2010 - 2011|
|Florida Bar, Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee||Member||2007 - 2013|
|Florida Bar, Eleventh Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee||Member||2004 - 2004|
|American Immigration Lawyers, Border and National Security Committee||Member||2003 - 2003|
|Miami Dade County Enterprise Zone Advisory Council||Board of Directors||2003 - 2015|
|South Florida American Immigration Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2001 - 2003|
|North Dade Bar Association||Board of Directors||1999 - 2002|
|Foreign Investors Guide- Miami Association of Realtors||EB-5 Immigrant Visa||2014|
|South Florida Legal Guide||Navigating the US Foreign Investor Program||2009|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Brown University||International Relations, Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|34th Annual AILA South Florida- Immigration Update||E-2 and EB-5: Selecting the Better Option||2013|