About Charles Foster

Charles Foster is the chairman of the Houston-based Foster, LLP and leads the firm’s EB-5 practice group. For more than thirty years, he has represented multinational businesses in the field of immigration law, and has been board-certified as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law since 1979. Attorney Foster has represented individual EB-5 investors since the program’s inception in 1990, and regional centers since 1992.

Attorney Foster’s legal background includes acting as a senior policy advisor on immigration matters during the presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush. He has also served as the chairman for a number of organizations, such as the Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law for the American Bar Association, and the Governor’s Task Force on Immigration, and he has been the vice chairman of the Houston Bar Foundation. A past president of AILA and member of its Board of Directors, Attorney Foster also has the current distinction of being the Honorary Consul General for the Kingdom of Thailand.

With his service activities also consisting of leading the Greater Houston Partnership Task Force on Immigration Reform, serving as the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section’s founding chairman, and more, Attorney Foster is active in the greater immigration law community. He previously taught immigration law for five years at the University of Houston Law Center as an adjunct professor, and on various occasions has testified before the Senate and U.S. House Subcommittees on Immigration.

The many accolades Attorney Foster has received throughout his career include the Houston International Service Award in 1997, the American Immigration Law Foundation Honorary Fellow in 1998, and the Distinguished Friend of China Award in 2000. He has further been recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a Texas Super Lawyer, and was ranked as a Leading Individual in 2014 and 2015 by Chambers USA, and Chambers Global, respectively. Attorney Foster received international attention for his immigration work assisting the ballet performer, Li Cunxin, a success story portrayed in Mao’s Last Dancer.

Attorney Foster graduated from the University of Texas with his bachelor’s degree, and from the University of Texas School of Law with his Juris Doctor. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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