Roger A. Bernstein is a Florida Board Certified immigration attorney with more than twenty years of practice dedicated completely to immigration law.
Bernstein has managed and led the growth of Bernstein Osberg-Braun, LLC since co-founding it in 1998, being widely recognized as one of the leading immigration law firms in Florida. Roger is an expert in EB-5 Investor related matters, focusing his practice primarily on serving immigrant investors, along with 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 surpassing a billion dollars.
Bernstein has a diverse depth of experience in all employment-based visa categories excelling at providing counsel to immigrant entrepreneurs. He has represented as well as 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. In addition, he has successfully acquired lawful permanent residency for hundreds of corporate clients and individuals living and working in the United States.
Before beginning his 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. During his time with the Department of Justice, Bernstein litigated hundreds of cases, adjudicated claims for political asylum, advised clients on constitutional/immigration issues and directed a litigation task force to prosecute and deport human rights abusers.
After graduating from Brown University with a BA in International Relations and Political Science, Bernstein returned to his native South Florida and earned his JD from the University of Miami School of Law.
Bernstein has held various leadership positions within the community, most notably he has concentrated his efforts in the economic development of South Florida by promoting investment. As such he served as Chair of the Miami–Dade County Enterprise Zone Advisory Council as well as Chair of the Immigration & Nationality Certification Committee of the Florida Bar.
Bernstein has been quoted constantly in the national press regarding immigration and EB-5 related topics. 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.