About Ira Kurzban

Ira J. Kurzban is an EB-5 immigration attorney and a partner at the Miami law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger and Tetzeli, PA. Attorney Kurzban is former general counsel and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Attorney Kurzban has earned national acclaim for his contributions to the immigration law field. He has earned the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s Phillip Burton Immigration and Civil Rights Award, the University of Miami School of Law’s Lawyers of America Award, the National Lawyers Guild’s Carol King Award, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award and Jack Wasserman Award.

Attorney Kurzban was chosen as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2011. He earned the first Tobias Simon Pro Bono Award given by the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice for his immigration work for refugees. He was selected as one of 100 heroes in the United States who work for immigrants by Newsweek Magazine in 1986. He was also named as a University of Pennsylvania Law School honorary fellow in 1987. He earned his undergraduate degree Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University and his master’s and law degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Attorney Kurzban was named one of the top 20 U.S. immigration lawyers by the National Law Journal, a first tier U.S. immigration lawyers by Chambers, one of the 10 most powerful U.S. employment attorneys in immigration law by Human Resource Executive, one of the top 500 lawyers in the United States by Law Dragon, and has been listed by Best Lawyers in America for over three decades for his immigration law work.

Attorney Kurzban has been involved with the EB-5 visa program since its inception. He served as lead counsel in one of the most important EB-5 cases, Chang v. U.S. He serves as an advisor to many EB-5 Regional Centers and is in current litigation on behalf of EB-5 investors against USCIS.

Attorney Kurzban is the author of one of the most widely used one volume U.S. immigration sources, Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook. He is also an adjunct professor of immigration and nationality law at Nova University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law. He has published and lectured widely in the immigration law field and has articles published in the Columbia University Press and the Harvard Law Review.

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