About Robert Baizer
Robert Baizer is an EB-5 immigration attorney and an immigration law specialist with law offices in both Pacific Grove and Oakland, Calif. Attorney Baizer has expertise in various areas of immigration law and has experience in employment-based temporary visas, family and marriage based applications, permanent residence applications, H-1B visas, citizenship, appeals, consular processing, inspections, removal and deportation defense, and federal litigation.
Attorney Baizer has focused the majority of his practice on representing individual immigrants and assisting them with gaining legal status in the United States. Early on in his practice, he represented various engineers for Kaiser Engineers, worked investigating hundreds of orphan cases in post-war Vietnam and provided representation to dozens of clients from various nations who were granted amnesty by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Attorney Baizer also worked in conjunction with Korean-American attorneys and represented various clients in international business in that specific community, as well as in family matters of adoptions and marriages, deportation defense and religious worker visas. In addition, he has represented engineers and businesses in California’s Silicon Valley and assisted clients in education, such as the U.S. Army’s language school, and many different professors.
Attorney Baizer was previously a partner of Yonemura, Yasaki and Baizer, a law firm that represented major U.S. and Japanese firms. They assisted clients in employment-based immigration and also advised individuals on various citizenship and family immigration matters. In the past, attorney Baizer has also represented immigrants in front of U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals and different agency offices in the United States and abroad with success. He has previously testified in front of the immigration subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Attorney Baizer has been a long-time volunteer and participant in the Alameda County Bar Association’s immigration law clinic. He has represented many asylum applicants, while working pro bono, in federal litigation. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California at Berkeley. At the Golden Gate University Law School, he was within the top 10 percent of his graduating class. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has also worked before the U.S. Supreme Court as amicus counsel on behalf of AILA, and lectured at various AILA events to educate other attorneys. He values the exchange of information with his colleagues and learns from them on a daily basis. Additionally, he was chosen as a “Superlawyer” of Northern California, and the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California certified him as a Specialist in Immigration Law.
Answers to EB-5 18 Questions Answered
- What are the status requirements for EB-5 AOS processing?
- How is the country of origin determined for the EB-5 visa?
- How can the EB-5 interview location be changed?
- Why might an EB-5 application be returned from the NVC to USCIS?
- How does the NVC determine an EB-5 investor''s consulate?
- What benefits are available on F1/F2 status if an I-526 has been submitted?
- How will my I-526 petition affect my I-539 application and vice versa?
- What can I do to ensure that my step-child will be able to immigrate?
- How does the U.S. state where an EB-5 investment is made affect same-sex immigration?
- What is the EB-5 processing timeline for an immigrant’s dependents?
- How can I-526 derivatives adjust status when their status is different from the petitioner?
- What are the options for the location of consulate processing?
- How can I use money earned in the U.S. toward an EB-5 investment?
- How can I bring children from a previous marriage?
- How can I apply for EB-5 if I am out of status?
- How will my OPT expiration affect my adjustment of status?
- Can I buy a home to get a green card?
- Do I need an attorney to apply for an EB-5 visa?