Robert P. Gaffney

Robert P. Gaffney

Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney
  • Immigration Law
  • California
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A California State Bar Certified Specialist in immigration and nationality law, has over 25 years of experience counseling a wide range of corporate and individual clients in areas of employment-related, investment, and family-based visa and immigration matters. He has developed significant expertise and a strong practice focus representing alien entrepreneurs under the EB-5 visa program and counseling U.S. businesses in the development of investment opportunities designed to qualify foreign direct investors for immigrant status under the EB5 provisions. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is the author of "Country Specific Issues and Challenges in Representing EB-5 Petitioners from the People's Republic of China", published in Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs, 2nd Edition, (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2010). He also authored, "Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues", an article included in The EB-5 Book, 2012-13 Edition, published by

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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  • Chinese: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney
- Current
Established in 1982, the Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney has over 30 years of experience counseling a wide range of corporate and individual clients in areas of employment and investment-related immigration matters. Our firm has developed significant expertise in the representation of E-1/E-2 treaty traders and investors, H-1B professionals, L-1 intra-company transferees, and O-1 persons of extraordinary ability, as well as persons immigrating under the EB-5 visa "immigrant investor" visa program, and the various employment-based visa categories. We understand that for families and individuals who must navigate the labyrinth of the U.S. immigration system, the experience can often be stressful. To impart the greatest possible degree of transparency and predictability to this passage, we believe it is important for clients to have a clear understanding of the legal process and the relevant timeframes for reaching major case mileposts. Through effective and personalized communication with our clients, we seek to make the experience of immigrating to the United States as stress-free as possible. Our attorneys are supported by a highly skilled, multi-faceted team of assistants with native fluency in multiple dialects of the Chinese language as well as English. In addition to our multilingual capabilities, our team also has an advanced understanding of the legal, social, and cultural context of East Asian countries affecting our clients businesses and families which we successfully leverage to win our cases. Based on these strengths we are often hired by other attorneys looking for specialized assistance, or brought onto to problem-solve a case which has reached a dead end. We are, in this sense, "an attorney's attorney." AREAS OF PRACTICE Investors & Entrepreneurs Professionals Family Citizenship & Naturalization Please visit our firm website at for more detailed descriptions of our areas of practice
Univ of California San Diego
Undergraduate Degree
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UC Hastings COL
Law Degree
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Super Lawyers of Northern California
Super Lawyers
Mr. Gaffney honored to have been selected through peer-review as one of only 5% of practicing attorneys selected to the list of Super Lawyers of Northern California.
"AV" Rated
Mr. Gaffney is rated "AV", the highest such rating for skill and integrity available to individual lawyers, by Martindale-Hubbell, generally recognized within the U.S. legal profession as the most complete and trusted source for identifying qualified legal counsel.
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 95137
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Country Specific Issues and Challenges in Representing EB-5 Petitioners from the People's Republic of China
American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues
Immigration & Nationality
California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney
601 Montgomery Street
Suite 1114
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (415) 989-1998
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