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.
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.
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
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.
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