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.
Bruce W. Solow
Retired immigration judge Bruce W. Solow joined the firm as a partner after 25 years of presiding over immigration court cases. His keen litigation and immigration court insight make him uniquely skilled to represent foreign nationals in all aspects of removal proceedings, including asylum, waivers, criminal issues, residency and family petitions. His career is centered in the area of litigation, first as an Assistant United States Attorney handling various areas of litigation for the Department of Justice, then in the private sector before being appointed as an immigration judge. During his 25 years as an Immigration judge, Bruce Solow presided over thousands of cases and expertly ruled upon complex immigration matters. He now brings that experience to help defend against deportation, focusing his practice on complex litigation matters, including asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, waivers, and other forms of deportation relief.
For over twenty years, Ms. Beyda has managed corporate cases from initial to final processing for both immigrant and non-immigrant petitions. Having served as Senior Immigration Coordinator for prestigious New York Law Firms including Fragomen, Del Rey & Bernsen, Ms. Beyda has attained substantial and invaluable experience in acquiring employment based visas, including H, L and E petitions, labor certifications and family-based permanent residence petitions.
Ms. Beyda is the Director of Immigration Services at Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L. having responsibility for the firm's management and efficient operation. A graduate of Hofstra University with a BBA in International Trade, Ms. Beyda is fluent in French and has working knowledge of Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sasha N. Westerman-Keuning
Sasha N. Westerman-Keuning is a highly experienced immigration attorney who focuses her practice on complex litigation matters including asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, waivers and other forms of deportation relief. Her background also includes employment-based and family-based processes and proceedings. Before joining Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L., Mrs. Westerman-Keuning assisted in researching the latest edition of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, the most widely used reference in the field of immigration law. She graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and has been admitted to the Florida Bar. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and serves on their South Florida Pro Bono Committee, supervising the Krome Immigration Court Mental Incompetency Project as well as numerous other advocacy initiatives. Mrs. Westerman-Keuning is fluent in Spanish and has proficiency in Hebrew.
Federico Saal is an immigration attorney who focuses his practice on both employment and litigation based immigration law. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York Law School in New York City and has been with Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L. since 2007. He has also built a strong foundation in corporate and finance law, which he now applies when counseling investment and employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa petition clients. Mr. Saal is fluent in Spanish and is active in young professional's organizations.
Irina Rostova is an immigration attorney who focuses her practice on business immigration matters and the EB-5 Investor [Green Card] program. Mrs. Rostova received her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Michigan and graduated with high honors from the University of Miami School of Law. Her knowledge and background was further enhanced by her service as third year editor on International & Comparative Law Review. Mrs. Rostova's prior work experience included financial and business management pursuits for major institutions. She is a Russian native speaker with in depth knowledge of Eurasian cultures.
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. email@example.com.
Gary R. Shendell
Gary R. Shendell concentrates his practice in the areas of complex insurance and commercial litigation. His insurance litigation practice includes the defense of professionals, including: attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers, directors and officers, brokers-dealers, insurance agents, fiduciaries, real estate agents and title agents. He lectures on accountants' liability and Risk management issues before numerous groups and firms throughout South Florida.
Mr. Shendell also prosecutes and defends first party and third party coverage matters, including recision issues. He has experience in monitoring complex matters for excess insurance carriers. He has assisted clients and carriers in their compliance with Florida's Insurance Code in order to avoid potential waiver of defenses. He also provides insurance coverage opinions, and when required, pursues actions for declaratory relief. Mr. Shendell has been involved in insurance regulatory affairs nationally.
Mr. Shendell is a 1987 graduate of James Madison University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He obtained his juris doctorate in 1992 from the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of Florida and State of New Jersey. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Southern, Middle and Northern District Courts of Florida and all Circuit and County Courts in Florida.
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