Reaz H. Jafri

Of Counsel

Reaz is of counsel in the private client and tax team and focuses on immigration.

With more than 25 years of experience advising American and multi-national companies, multi-facility healthcare providers, research foundations, 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 on all types of investor, employment and family-based nonimmigrant visas and immigrant visas or ‘green cards’, including EB-5. He is well versed on all aspects of US expatriation 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.

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, including family offices, and counsels US companies in establishing foreign operations.

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."

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Track record





Named ‘Immigration Trailblazer’ by The National Law Journal in 2018.

Assisted in the transfer of US employees to China for a global entertainment conglomerate.

Consolidated and took lead in managing immigration program for one of America’s largest healthcare systems.

State of New Jersey, 1991

State of New York, 1992

US District Court Southern District of New York

US District Court Eastern District of New York

US District Court of New Jersey

The Diaspora Of The Wealthy,’ IFC Review - June 15, 2022, authored

Unions Back Universities’ Lawsuit Against ICE Visa Rule (1),’ Bloomberg Law - July 13, 2020, quoted

Laid-Off H-1B Visa Holders Face Painful Predicament,’ San Francisco Chronicle - July 12, 2020, quoted

Swiss American Lawyers Association of New York

American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

American College of Healthcare Executives

‘Global Residency and Citizenship Strategies for UHNW Clients,’ The 13th Annual STEP International Tax & Estate Planning Forum – May 7, 2021, co-presenter

‘Q&A with Immigration Employment Lawyer,’ Stanford Graduate Business School virtual presentation - February 21, 2021, presenter

‘International Tax & Planning,’ STEP San Francisco - December 17, 2020, presenter

Me in a minute

I am fortunate to represent many of the world's greatest minds

I am a truly unique international immigration lawyer who sees immigration through a tax, risk management and business lens. American and global immigration laws offer a toolbox of planning strategies. I am fortunate to represent many of the world’s greatest minds, highly successful thought leaders and entrepreneurs and bring a wealth of experience to any engagement.



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