J. DAVID PEÑA
Mr. Peña concentrates his practice representing foreign individuals and large and small corporations seeking to immigrate or start business ventures in the United States. His experience includes immigration and nationality law, general corporate law, banking, real estate, investment and entertainment law.
Mr. Peña formerly served as special legal counsel to the Florida International Affairs Commission, as legal counsel to the Mexican and Colombian Embassies in Washington, D.C. and as legal counsel to the Mexican Consulate in Miami. He also has experience representing the United States Government, both in Washington, D.C. and overseas, with foreign governments and with international organizations.
Mr. Peña devotes a substantial amount of his time to immigration and naturalization law. He and his staff are experienced in proceedings USCIS formally before the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of State and in the preparation and presentation of applications for visas with U.S. Consulates, visa petitions, and employment-based visas. Mr. Peña is very familiar with the internal procedures required by the USCIS for establishing an employer sanction program and has extensive experience putting companies in compliance with the current regulations, as well as negotiating with the USCIS/ICE on corporate violations. He also represents individuals in the removal of “deportation proceedings”.
An accomplished speaker, he has lectured at various immigration and real estate seminars in the United States and throughout South America. He was honored in 1992-93 by being named to the Hispanic Business Magazine’s list of “The Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States.” Mr. Peña graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University in 1981 and obtained his J.D., with Honors from University of Wisconsin School of Law in 1984. He is fluent in English and Spanish.