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Reaz H. Jafri

Withers Berman LLP

Reaz is a partner in the private client and tax team and focuses on immigration.

He has more than 20 years of experience advising large multi-facility healthcare providers, research foundations, American businesses, multi-national companies, foreign investors, entrepreneurs and ultra-high net worth individuals on all aspects of immigration and nationality law. Reaz has developed a sterling reputation as a knowledgeable, creative and solution-oriented attorney who fully understands the commercial benefit of predictable, efficient immigration counsel as well as the personal and professional implications of immigration upon the lives of executives, investors, business owners, professionals and their families.

Reaz concentrates on business, investment and employment cases and has successfully represented thousands of clients obtain nonimmigrant visas. On matters relating to immigrant visas or ‘green cards’ he has extensive experience with all types of employment and investment based cases including extraordinary ability, multinational executive, National Interest Waiver and EB-5. In addition, Reaz represents individuals on family-based immigration matters.

A trusted advisor to other law firms, Reaz serves as immigration counsel to companies and law firms on M&A transactions, advises clients on intergovernmental matters, represents foreign companies and investors in establishing US offices and counsels US companies in establishing foreign operations.

He is well versed on all aspects of US expatriation surrender and is deeply knowledgeable about the various citizenship and residence by investment programs, having personally visited and filed cases in nearly all of these jurisdictions.

He was named an ‘Immigration Trailblazer’ by the National Law Journal in 2018, which recognized a small group of individuals who have "moved the needle in facilitating the ever-changing immigration policies" and are "making great strides in the fight for justice."