EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2 | Page 62

As the managing attorney of Rahbaran & Associates PLLC, Reza Rahbaran focuses exclusively on immigration through the EB-5 program. With offices in both Miami, Fla. and Washington, D.C., Reza routinely assists clients through the EB-5 immigration process, devoting about 90% of his practice to EB-5 Regional Center and individual immigrant cases. Reza Rahbaran He first became involved with EB-5 cases eight years ago, but it is his history as an immigrant that initially sparked his interest in immigration and federal law. Born in Iran, Reza moved to England with his family as a young boy and eventually came to the United States. He studied law in London, then moved to New York and became licensed to practice law in 2002. Reza’s experience in a real estate fund, before becoming involved in EB-5, gave him a solid legal foundation in structuring businesses and understanding real estate transactions. Uniquely equipped to help immigrant investors because of his interest and deep understanding of global cultural and business differences, Reza decided to throw his professional efforts into the EB-5 program. He works diligently to bridge the gap between American regional centers and foreign investors, creating a mutual understanding and reconciliation of cultural differences. His understanding of worldwide business practices guide Reza in presenting succinct and understandable cases to USCIS, despite complex foreign investor concerns. Reza has particular You might say that Dale Schwartz has been involved with EB-5 since before the program even started. After noticing investor funds streaming into Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Dale approached then Senator Ted Kennedy suggesting that an immigrant investor program be established in the United States. Dale would have to work and wait a few more years to see the U.S. Immigrant Investor Program become a reality. expertise with cases involving U.S. Treasury sanctions (OFAC) and dealing with investors from countries with capital export restrictions, such as Iran, Syria, China, and Egypt. Reza is involved in several prestigious organizations including AILA, British American Business Association, American Bar Association, and the Iranian American Bar Association. In addition to English, he is fluent in Farsi. Dale Schwartz Ever since day one, Dale has been passionately involved in EB-5 work. One former client even called him Robin Hood for his dedication to a program that creates jobs and has allowed untold numbers of immigrants to fulfill their dreams. Dale particularly enjoys the fact that EB-5 work allows him to meet a variety of interesting people, and he prides himself on the personal relationships that he has formed with many of his clients. Dale practices law in Atlanta, Ga. as a partner at Schwartz Posel Immigration Law Group. He is a past National President of American Immigration Lawyers Association and has authored numerous articles on immigration law. Dale shares his expertise as an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law. Additionally, Dale serves as Chair of the Board of HIAS, an international refugee association that he has been involved with since 1981. An important component of Dale’s practice is know what his clients like and striving to make sure they know that he 62 truly cares about their success. He places extreme importance on staying in touch with clients in order to generate a sense of trust. When he is not practicing law, Dale builds electric trains and runs his own radio station. E B 5 I n v e s to r s M ag a z i n e