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I am the Managing Partner of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy's Coral Gables (Florida) office.  My practice is broad based and includes counseling companies, institutions and individuals. I have particular experience related to managing the immigration programs for institutions of higher education, research institutions, hospitality companies (including cruise lines), and entertainment companies. I also provide legal counsel to investors and entrepreneurs regarding investment based immigration (including EB-5).


Since 2007, I have served as a Member of the President’s Council at Florida International University. I also served as the Vice Mayor of the City of West Miami from 1994 to 2001.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

1 Alhambra Plz Ste 600
Coral Gables, FL, 331345231


DCActive 201407/06/2016
FLMember in Good Standing199106/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedChambers & Partners Global2013
1st Tier for Immigration LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2013
ListedChambers & Partners Global2012
1st Tier for Immigration LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2012
ListedBest Lawyers in America2011
1st Tier for Immigration LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2011
ListedBest Lawyers in America2010
1st Tier for Immigration LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2010
1st Tier for Immigration LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2009
ListedBest Lawyers in America2009
1st Tier for Immigration LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2008
1st Tier for Immigration LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2007
1st Tier for Immigration LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP2012 - Present
Special CounselOffice of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio2013 - 2013
AssociateGunster, Yoakley, Valdes Fauli & Stewart, PA1991 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Association of Foreign Student AdvisorsMember2007 - Present
National Association of College and University AttorneysMember2000 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
Tulane University Law SchoolPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
May 2012 Membership LuncheonForm I-9 Update2012
AILA Audio SeminarI Want to Rock’n’Roll All Night and Apply for Os and Ps for Artists and Entertainers Everyday2012
ACIP 2012 Annual SymposiumEmerging Issues Related to International Medical Graduates2012