About Franco Capriotti
Franco Capriotti is an EB-5 immigration attorney and founder of Capriotti & Associates, a law firm located in Portland, Ore. and focused on the practice of international law with an emphasis on immigration, nationality, and consular processes.
Attorney Capriotti strives to make his practice geographically independent and assist clients worldwide without being limited by a person’s physical location. He encourages clients to reduce their carbon footprint by avoiding the necessity of traveling to an attorney’s law office. This is achieved by conducting consultations via internet-based video conference and utilizing other technology.
Attorney Capriotti began representing visa applicants before U.S. consular offices in Europe in 1979. He has since personally appeared before more than 50 U.S. consulates and embassies worldwide.
In the early 1980s, he returned to the United States and began practicing immigration law, eventually restricting his practice to only immigration law. Deeply committed to the concept of pro bono work, he became the board chair of an immigration counseling service and regularly volunteers with multiple non-profit organizations.
In 1994 he became one of the first people in the world to create an immigration law firm website. He has spoken nationwide on integrating technology into law practice and on the immigration consequences of criminal activity.
In addition to practicing law, attorney Capriotti has served as an adjunct professor of immigration law for over 10 years at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. He also participates as a Moot Court Judge for international law competitions in the United States. Attorney Capriotti received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in psychology and education from Macalester College and received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Due to the nature of U.S. immigration law, he is licensed to practice U.S. immigration law worldwide.
Attorney Capriotti is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Oregon federal courts. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th and 9th Circuits. He is also permitted to assist people immigrating to any state in the United States.