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Larry J. Behar, Esq.


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Phone +1-954-524-8888


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.

Pratice Areas

  • 100% U.S. Immigration





Bar Admissions

Florida, 1979

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981

Quebec BAR Association (Foreign Legal Advisor)

American BAR Association


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)


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

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

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