Roger A. Bernstein
Roger A Bernstein is a Florida Board Certified Immigration attorney with fifteen years of practice devoted exclusively to immigration law. He spent six years with the U.S. Department of Justice serving as an INS trial attorney, sector counsel to the INS' Inspections and Investigations Divisions and INS Asylum Officer. Since co-founding Bernstein Osberg-Braun, LLC in 1998, Mr. Bernstein has focused his practice on assisting immigrant investors, acquiring employment based visas and complex immigration litigation.
Mr. Bernstein has represented and counseled foreign governments, Fortune 500 companies and large-privately held companies. He has also successfully acquired non-immigrant visas and residency for hundreds of individuals who desired to live and work in the United States.
A graduate of Brown University and the University of Miami School of Law, Roger Bernstein serves on the Miami–Dade County Enterprise Zone Advisory Council, the Board of the American Jewish Committee, the Great Florida Bank Advisory Board and the Florida Bar Immigration Certification Committee. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Linda Osberg-Braun draws on her years of experience as Deputy District Counsel for INS (now DHS) and her trial and criminal defense skills from her years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of Florida. She is a partner and co-founder of Bernstein Osberg-Braun, a firm focused on providing immigration solutions and comprehensive long term strategies.
Ms. Osberg graduated from Penn State University (B.S., Engineering Honors Program, 1985) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1988). She is Board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Immigration and Nationality Law and the immediate past-president of the American Immigration Law Association, South Florida Chapter. She serves the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee of the Florida Bar.
Ms. Osberg enjoys speaking before immigration attorneys and corporate international attorneys regarding widespread changes in policy and the shifting national attention to immigration issues and foreign investment considerations. She lectures throughout the nation regarding the ongoing security and enforcement changes within the Department of Homeland Security. She is the recipient of the University of Pittsburgh's Marjorie Matson Award for her work helping Haitian and Cuban refugees find freedom and safety in the United States.
Amy L. Link
Amy Link is a Senior Attorney who focuses her practice on Employment and Family based visa petitions and all Waiver Petitions. She handles O-1 and EB-1 for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability and EB-5 Investor Visas, which are foreign investors seeking to do business in the U.S. Ms. Link prepares all non-immigrant work visas, such as H1B, E1 and E2 Treaty Trader and Investor, L1A and L1B Intracompany Transferee as well as family-based I-130 petitions. She has extensive experience filing the PERM labor certifications in the employment based Eb2 and Eb3 categories. She has represented numerous clients in asylum, deportation, exclusion, and removal proceedings, as well as in their naturalization and adjustment of status interviews. She has successfully drafted Motions To Reopen and Appellate Briefs to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Susan L. Pilcher's expert immigration knowledge focuses on EB-5 matters, including representation of regional centers, regional center-affiliated projects and individual investors, worldwide, in connection with both regional center-based and stand-alone petitions. Susan has extensive experience with representation of EB-5 investors, having successfully represented many dozens of individuals and their families from over 35 countries through the process of securing EB-5 visas, transitioning to the United States as permanent residents, and ultimately securing unconditional green cards. She is frequently asked to speak and educate other attorneys regarding the EB-5 visa process and is an extensively published author and associate editor of an authoritative text on EB-5 law. Her professional background features over 20 years of immigration law experience, including nearly a decade as full-time law faculty. She earned her law degree with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Barry Gleen has joined the immigration law firm of Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L. as Senior Counsel. Mr. Gleen brings over 25 years of experience in non-immigrant visas as well as permanent resident petitions and applications. He has also advised on anti-discrimination laws and hiring regulations and conducted immigration hearings on political asylum cases. He was named “Best Lawyer” in U.S. News & World Report, 2010, 2011 and 2012 rankings and has served in various capacities with the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association. His many speaking engagements included Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and the College for International Legal Studies in Austria as well as the Hispanic Realtors Association. He is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and the State University of New York and is a member of the New York Bar. Barry Gleen is fluent in French and conversant in Spanish.
Attorney Jennifer Ruiz graduated from the University of Miami Law School after completing a Georgetown University summer abroad program in Florence, Italy. She served as Assistant State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit, prosecuting jury and non-jury cases. Attorney Ruiz went on to serve as Assistant General Counsel for the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds. Her valuable skills in a diversity of legal services facilitates her effectiveness in immigration law. She concentrates on litigation and complex immigration matters, including removal/deportation defense such as waivers and cancellation of removal, asylum, cases involving criminal convictions, and complex naturalization and family-based cases. She continues to utilize her experience as a prosecutor by representing clients in vacating criminal convictions and other matters in criminal court. Attorney Ruiz is a member of the Florida, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin bars and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Qian Wen has joined Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L. as an accomplished bilingual, multi-jurisdictional attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, Ontario, Canada and China. She is an experienced legal advisor and mediator in corporate and commercial law as well as Intellectual Property matters. She counsels businesses and individuals on varied domestic and international business transactions, focusing on foreign entrepreneurs investing in the United States for immigration benefits as well as business development. Ms. Wen is an active member of the American Bar Association Business Law and International Law Sections. She also serves as a legal counsel for a Florida based Chinese professional association.
Jon Mark Ingram
Mark Ingram is an attorney who focuses his practice on corporate and business related matters. He assists corporate of counsel Scott Jablonski in providing ancillary corporate services such as contract drafting, business entity formation, investment and finance matters, and intellectual property. Mark also assists with clients seeking business visas including E and L visas, and helps operate firm affiliate company Business Plans for Visas. Mark, through Business Plans for Visas, assists clients obtain business visas by consulting and drafting business plans to submit along with their visa application.
Rodion Tadenev focuses his practice on both employment and litigation-based immigration matters. After earning a degree in International Relations from Brown University, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. There he gained litigation experience interning for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He has a strong foundation in criminal law as it applies to immigration proceedings as well as the law of asylum. Additionally, Mr. Tadenev has specialized experience in EB5 source of funds issues, particularly pertaining to Russian investors. Mr. Tadenev has been admitted to the Florida Bar and is a member of the Russian American Chamber of Commerce. He is a native Russian speaker who is also proficient in Spanish.
Ms. Bonet is a highly skilled immigration attorney who has over eight years of experience, representing clients on litigation, family and employment-based immigration cases. Her specialized skills include, but are not limited to, Petitions for Alien Relatives, Adjustment of Status Applications, Applications for Naturalization, Temporary Protected Status, VAWA, U Visas, Humanitarian Reinstatements, Humanitarian Paroles, Responses to Requests for Evidence, Responses to Notices of Intent to Deny and/or Revoke, Deferred Action Requests, Consular and Unlawful Presence Waivers.
She has also been responsible for representing clients before U.S. Immigration Courts around the nation in removal proceedings where forms of relief included Adjustment of Status Applications, Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents and for Lawful Permanent Residents and, when applicable, waivers.
She has further represented clients on business and family immigration-based cases including Visas for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability; Multinational Executives; L-1A, E-2, and O-1 visas; Deferred Action Requests; Waivers; Change of Status; Humanitarian Reinstatements; TPS; Adjustment of Status applications, and citizenship applications. She has engaged with U.S. Embassies advocating for and seeking prompt resolution of visa approvals and waiver requests and has interfaced with the Department of Homeland Security's Trial Attorneys to facilitate prompt resolution of or an agreement over cases pending before the Court.
She obtained her Master of Laws in International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law and her Juris Doctor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. She has taught varied courses in the Department of Social Sciences at the InterAmerican University in Puerto Rico and at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and proficient in Italian.
Ms. Beyda has managed corporate cases for Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals from initial to final processing of immigrant and non-immigrant petitions for over twenty years. Having served as Senior Immigration Coordinator for prestigious firms in New York, Ms. Beyda has attained substantial and invaluable experience in employment based visas, including H, L, E, TN and J as well as PERM's, family-based permanent residence petitions and naturalization applications. A graduate of Hofstra University with a BBA in International Trade, Ms. Beyda is fluent in French and has working knowledge of Spanish.
Sofie Vaserman is a highly qualified paralegal with over 14 years of experience with Bernstein Osberg-Braun, PL. Her litigation case work includes asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, “Dream Act” Executive Order (DACA), Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), naturalization, waivers and other forms of relief. Ms. Vaserman has a Bachelors degree in Biology from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, where she taught school for 15 years. She has been President of Special Olympics in Peru as well as President of the United Jewish Fund (Keren Kayemet Le Israel) and was a participant in the U.S. Jewish Congress. Ms. Vaserman is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Hebrew.
Cintia M. Igarzabal is a highly experienced paralegal who focuses on litigation matters including asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, waivers and other forms of relief. Her background of thirteen years also includes employment-based and family based processes and proceedings, criminal and family law. She graduated with highest honors from Miami Dade College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on Supervision and Management. Ms. Igarzabal, born and raised in Argentina, is fluent in Spanish.
Angelica Pagan is an experienced paralegal who focuses on litigation matters including Asylum and Convention Against Torture, Withholding of Removal, Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR”) and Non-LPR, Applications for Waiver on Grounds of Inadmissibility, I-601 Waivers, 212(h), and 212(c), Joint Motions to Reopen, U- Visas, Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) Applications among other Adjustment of Status Petitions. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies at Nova Southeastern University. Angelica was born and raised in Peru, is fluent in Spanish and has working knowledge of Portuguese.
For over six years Ms. Montesino has increased her depth of knowledge in the immigration field. She has assisted with a variety of cases ranging from, but not limited to, family petitions, consular waivers, and asylums, VAWA, U Visa applications and other immigration processes. At Bernstein Osberg-Braun PL, Ms. Montesino's responsibilities include assisting attorneys with preparation of USCIS and court applications, ensuring legal documents are processed and handled in a timely and efficient manner to meet all compliance requirements. She is a graduate of Miami-Dade College with an AA in Pre-Law studies and currently doing her BAS in Business Administration. Ms. Montesino is also fluent in English and Spanish.
Nelvis Diaz holds a key position in the firm as Comptroller. She brings 15 years of professional experience in fiscal and account management to one of South Florida's largest immigration law firms. She is responsible, on a daily basis, for preparation of numerous and varied USCIS processing payments and in dealing, one-on-one, with the firm's clients for services rendered. She also works closely with the firm's accounting and financial advisors to assure that the requisite resources are available to support the firm's operations. She further handles specialized human resource functions relevant to engagement of personnel, compensation and taxation matters. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Miguel D. Braun
Mike Braun is the principal investigator with Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L.. He focuses on complex cases and investigative
matters across a broad spectrum of civil and criminal activities necessitating extensive problem solving and multilingual capabilities.
His 20 years of experience include civil and criminal private investigations for defense and prosecution and all investigations including state and federal government cases. He has traveled abroad to conduct investigations in countries during times of conflict and rampant criminality.
He served as an investigator with the Federal Public Defender's Office for eight years as well as the Dade County Public Defender's Office. He was also an in house investigator for the law firm of Ferrell Schultz. As a troubleshooter, he offers a creative approach to solving investigative problems and has a significant success record in both domestic and international cases.
Scott R. Jablonski
Scott R. Jablonski founded his solo practice, SRJpl Law, in 2007, and has been Of Counsel with Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L. since 2010. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of Florida and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Florida, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations, and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Mr. Jablonski is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Mr. Jablonski counsels small to medium-sized companies and individual clients in varied industries on general corporate and finance matters, private securities and offerings, franchising and licensing, IP transactions, employment matters, entertainment transactions with a focus on music law, and commercial dispute resolution. He also assists Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L. with immigration related corporate matters, including EB-5, E, L, and O visa related transactions. His practice is evenly distributed between transactional matters and dispute resolution and is both domestic and international in scope. Mr. Jablonski has also represented consumer debtors in bankruptcy matters before the Southern District of Florida.
Prior to founding SRJpl Law, he worked on a broad variety of corporate, commercial litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, immigration, employment, IP and regulatory matters for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups to high net worth individuals. Mr. Jablonski has published a book in the area of private international law with the prestigious Oxford University Press, and his works on international, investment, business law and commercial dispute resolution have been published by several U.S. law journals. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve L. Waserstein
Steve L. Waserstein focuses his practice on tax, corporate and real estate law, including international and U.S. tax and estate planning and wealth preservation; compliance with U.S. tax laws, and representation during investigations by, and tax controversies against, the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice; joint ventures and partnerships including shareholders agreements, operating or partnership agreements, buy sell agreements, and management agreements; the funding, joint venturing, acquisition, financing, and disposition of real estate projects; and mergers and acquisitions.
Represented several Billionaires in various capacities including tax planning, real estate transactions, and wealth preservation.
Represented families from the U.S. and outside the U.S., especially South America, with a net worth ranging from $10 million to over $1 billion in wealth preservation, tax and estate planning, pre-immigration planning, and the formation and maintenance of complex trust structures.
Represented U.S. citizens and residents living abroad with U.S. income tax compliance matters
Represented individuals, entities, and estates being audited, examined, or investigated by the Internal Revenue Service civilly or criminally
Represented non-resident aliens in the sale of a business for a purchase price in excess of $600 million