About David Raft
David Raft is an EB-5 immigration attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, located in Irvine, Calif. Attorney Raft is responsible for managing a legal team that advises a variety of clients, including individuals, small and medium-sized for-profit and non-profit organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. These clients encompass a wide spectrum of industries, including luxury hospitality, athletics, video games, financial services, education, advertising/media and information technology.
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP has been recognized as the world’s leading immigration law firm. The firm’s sole focus on immigration allows it to provide comprehensive and high quality immigration services. Fragomen utilizes proprietary, immigration-specific technology to connect with its global network and ensure that clients have the most up to date information. The firm emphasizes personal connection with its clients in order to deliver highly personalized solutions to their specific issues.
Attorney Raft has accumulated extensive experience with all major employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories, along with family-based permanent residence applications and applications for U.S. citizenship. While at the firm, he has accumulated a significant amount of experience with immigration matters. He has assisted numerous prominent athletes and business leaders in obtaining “extraordinary ability” classification based on demonstrated international expertise and prominence in their fields. He also has experience representing a range of clients, from individuals to large sized companies, secure E-2 “treaty investor” visa status. These clients encompassed a wide spectrum of industries, including retail sales, information technology, marketing, real estate and finance. He has also successfully helped individuals obtain permanent residence or fiance visa status based upon their marriage to U.S. citizens.
Attorney Raft received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in 1989. Previously, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986. He is admitted to practice in California. Attorney Raft has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He was also formerly an adjunct professor of law at the Western State University School of Law.
In addition to his work with this firm, attorney Raft is also highly involved in the immigration law community. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He was also formerly the chair and vice chair of the immigration section of the OCBA. Attorney Raft also lectures on immigration and nationality law and ethics in immigration law. He has written multiple articles relating to business immigration law matters for numerous publications.