Perez III, Esq. -
Attorney at Law
Immigration and International Law
Fernando Perez III has
been practicing in Florida since 1982, and practices primarily in
matters involving immigration law and business transactions related
to immigration matters.
Mr. Perez received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from
the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and his Juris
Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Perez is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in
Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Perez is listed in The Bar
Register of Preeminent Lawyers and in an International Who's Who of
Corporate Immigration Lawyers. Mr. Perez is rated A-V by
Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating attainable by an attorney,
and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Perez is licensed to practice immigration and nationality law in
all 50 states before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service), the office of
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (formerly Border Patrol), the
office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United
States Department of State, the United States Department of Labor,
the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Board of
Immigration Appeals, in addition to all United States Embassies and
Mr. Perez' is experienced in all areas of Immigration Law,
matters involving business immigration, family immigration,
employment, deportation, and political asylum.
foreign investors seeking to obtain immigration benefits on the
basis of their investment.
United States employers seeking to employ foreign nationals,
including the development of office procedures for the
successful management of foreign workers.
foreign companies seeking to transfer executive level personnel
or employees with specialized knowledge to United States
subsidiaries, affiliates and branches.
foreign companies in the formation and maintenance of United
States subsidiaries or branches.
Removal of criminal
convictions that can affect a personís immigration status.
Besides his vast
experience representing clients, Mr. Perez is an internationally
recognized writer and lecturer on matters of immigration law and
international transactions, especially as these matters affect
foreign investors. He appears frequently on television, radio, and
in print media as a commentator on immigration matters. He is
frequently consulted by members of the United States Department of
State, the Department of Homeland Security, and by Members of
Congress on matters of new legislation, and is an advanced level
presenter at international conferences of the American Immigration
Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar
Association, and the Florida Bar.
Mr. Perez has served as a Special Envoy of the Governor of the State
of Florida and the Florida cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Largo,
and Clearwater in matters of international affairs. Mr. Perez is a
past member of the National Board of Governors of the American
Immigration Lawyers Association, and past President of the American
Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter. Prior to
serving as President and member of the National Board of Governors,
Mr. Perez served as liaison between the American Immigration Lawyers
Association and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now
known as the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services) and the
Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Mr. Perez is a former Assistant State Attorney. He has served as a
Director of the Downtown Tampa YMCA, the Hispanic Business
Institute, and the British-American Chamber of Commerce. He was also
a founding member of the Hillsborough County Bar's Farm Worker
Volunteer Program, a Big Brother, and a volunteer diver for The
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