Larry J. Behar, Esq.

 

Senior Attorney Larry J. Behar.

Managing Partner

Location:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Phone: 954-524-8888
E-mail: larry@eb-5lawyers.com

 

Biography

Mr. Behar was raised in Montreal, Canada. He holds an undergraduate degree (B.A.) from Mc Gill University, a civil law degree from the University of Montreal (LL.L) as well as a common law education from Nova Southeastern University (J.D.) in Ft. Lauderdale.  He was also appointed as Ambassador of his alma mater and is a member of the Florida and Quebec Bar Associations.

Mr. Behar, who is trilingual in English, French and Spanish, established his boutique business immigration practice in 1979 representing thirty six different nationalities.  His firm is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Behar is the past chair of the Broward Alliance (now Greater Ft Lauderdale Business Alliance), Broward county’s economic development organization, and has been selected as one of the 100 most powerful persons and top 100 global leaders in South Florida by CEO Magazine and the World Trade Council.

He has also authored two books: “EB-5 United States Immigration through Investment”, in English, Mandarin, Portuguese, Korean and Spanish and “How to Immigrate to the USA” in English, French and Spanish, and has personally visited 41 embassies and consulates worldwide.

This background and understanding, along with a strong business background has given him a particular advantage in structuring E 2 non immigrant investor visas. The firm has been responsible for such matters in a variety of businesses using business, consular and immigration strategies.

Areas of Practice

• 100% U.S. Immigration

Languages

• English
• French
• Spanish

Bar Admissions

• Florida, 1979
• U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
• Quebec BAR Association (Foreign Legal Advisor)
• American BAR Association

Education

• University of Montreal, Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• LL.L. (Cum Laude) – 1977. Major: Civil Law
• Nova Southeastern Law University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• J.D. – 1979
• McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• B.A. North American Studies – 1974
• Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

• How to Immigrate to the USA, Self, 1993
• EB-5: United States Immigration through Investment, Self, 2010. (Available in English and Mandarin)

References

• Northern Trust Bank
• Michel Brault, CPA
• Broward Alliance
• AV Rated Preeminent Martindale Hubbell
• Greater Fort Lauderdale Business Alliance
• IIUSA Invest in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

• The Florida Bar, Member, 1979 – Present
• The Broward County Bar, Member
• The American Bar Association, Member
• The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 1982 – Present
• Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Agent

Past Employment Positions

• Larry J. Behar, P.A., President, 1979 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

• Richelieu International: Appreciation, Hollywood, Florida, December 8, 1997
• The Broward Alliance: Director, Service Recognition Award, 1997 – 1998
• The Broward Economic Development Council; Member, 1996 – 1998
• Educational Vice-President: Club, 2004
• Toastmaster’s International, 1984
• Appreciation Award – Rotary Club Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• Canadian-American Business Alliance: Member
• Richelieu International: President /Founder – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 19, 1981
• The Broward Economic Development Council: Member, 1991 – 1992
• Atlantic Vocational Technical Center: Appreciation Award, April 19, 1993
• American Bar Association: Member, 1979 – Present
• Rotary Club Fort Lauderdale South: Appreciation Award, July 8, 1983
• Tele-Soleil Channel 9; CKSH – TV: Appreciation Award
• Richelieu International, Hollywood, Florida; Appreciation Award, 1982
• Richelieu International, Hollywood, Florida; Appreciation Award, 1986
• First American Title Insurance Company: Authorized Policy Issuing Agent
• dub Richelieu, Hollywood, Florida; Appreciation Award for Presidency, 1981 – 1982
• Toastmaster International: Outstanding Service Award: Club 2004, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1984
• World Trade Council: Outstanding Service Award (Legal), 2000
• International Marketing Committee of The Broward Alliance, Chairman, 1999 – 2001
• South Africa Chamber of Commerce: Board of Trustees
• American Immigration Lawyers Association: Mentor and Member, 1982 – Present
• Nova Southeastern Law Center: Mentor
• Broward Alliance, Chair, 2003 – 2004
• Me Gill Alumni Association of South Florida: Chair, 1998 – 2004
• Nova Southeastern University: Nomination – Alumnus of Year, 2005
• South Florida CEO Magazine: 2004 – 100 Most Powerful in South Florida
• Rotary Club Service Certificate, 2004
• Broward Lawyers Care Award, 2007
• Congressional-Record, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, 2002
• Board of County Commissioners-Dade, 2008
• Broward Alliance Economic Summit, Governor Jeb Bush, 2004
• Comcast TV: Newsmaker Interview
• Edu-Couch DVD: U.S. Immigration (French), 2009
• The Florida Bar: Pro Bono Certificate, 2009
• Guest Appearances BECON TV
• NSU Ambassador Board
• Florida Intergenerational Orchestra