[ IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS ]
For over 30 years Robert Gaffney has been helping
individual and corporate clients make the United States their
home through family, investment and employment-based
immigration. Robert has represented clients immigrating
under the EB-5 program since the statute was enacted in
the early 1990s. He now runs the Law Offices of Robert P.
Gaffney in San Francisco.
Robert attended the University of Michigan Center for
Chinese Studies as a foreign-language fellow in the mid-1970s
and he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is a California
State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality
Law, distinguishing him as among the most experienced and
knowledgeable immigration attorneys in California. His
ability to apply an uncommon breadth of knowledge and
experience across a broad range of immigration law issues
makes Robert an invaluable asset in immigration cases, and
an effective bridge for EB-5 investors looking to establish a
new life in the United States.
The attorneys of Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney are
supported by highly skilled, multi-faceted teams of assistants
with native fluency in multiple dialects of the Chinese and
other East Asian languages, and an advanced understanding of the legal, social, and cultural context of East Asian
countries affecting clients’ businesses and families. The firm
specializes in providing in dependent counsel to immigrant
investor clients at all
stages of the immigration process and has
special expertise counseling
EB-5 clients from transitional
economies on complex source of
Robert is a long-time member of the Association of Asian
Studies, and a member of the San Francisco-Shanghai
Sister City Committee. He frequently contributes to
legal publications and regularly speaks on EB-5 and other
immigration-law topics to business and professional groups.
He has earned an AV rating, the highest rating for an
attorney’s integrity and skill given by Martindale-Hubbell, a
trusted peer-reviewed authority for legal professionals in the
United States. Robert enjoys travelling abroad and enjoying
the Bay Area’s wealth of cultural and outdoor activities.
Enrique Gonzalez has been involved with the EB-5
program for the entirety of his career—and nearly for the
entirety of the program itself. His first serious encounter with
EB-5 was in 1994, when he counseled Canadian clients on
direct investment cases. Along with the rest of the industry,
Enrique’s EB-5 practice experienced explosive growth around
10 years ago. Today, he is the managing partner of Fragomen,
Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP’s Florida office, where he
leads a dedicated EB-5 team.
Enrique has spent 19 years of his career practicing
immigration law at Fragomen, with the exception of nine
months in 2013 where he worked in the U.S. Senate. At
Fragomen, he works with six other immigration professionals
to counsel both individual investors and regional centers.
Enrique estimates that Latin American investors currently
make up about 90 percent of his casework.
of the EB-5 program, but
is also heavily influenced by
his work on immigration legislation. In 2013, Enrique served
as Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) senior
advisor on immigration matters. He was the principal negotiator for the Republican Gang of Eight as S. 744 advanced
through the Senate. Enrique wishes that every immigration
attorney could have the chance to experience that side of the
In the Florida office, Enrique’s team is committed to never
accepting finders’ fees and will never represent investors
in the same projects that they are also representing. This
commitment, coupled with technical knowledge and
experience, has contributed to the team’s 100 percent success
rate, to date. This reputation has allowed Enrique to grow his
business primarily through referrals and to build niches in
certain international markets.
Enrique’s perspective not only encompasses the lifespan
Enrique believes in the EB-5 program’s power to drive the
economic engine of our country and keep the United States
competitive. He is a frequent speaker on immigration issues,
and EB-5 specifically, and his immigration reform work has
been cited in publications such as The New Yorker, The New
York Times and The Washington Post.
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