Reaz Jafri is a partner in Withersworldwide's private client and tax team focusing on immigration and CEO of Withers Global Advisors (WGA), a subsidiary of Withersworldwide and the first multi-disciplined consultancy providing citizenship and residence strategies to UHNW and mobile citizens.
With more than 25 years of experience advising American and multi-national companies, multi-facility healthcare providers, research foundations, foreign investors, entrepreneurs and ultra-high net worth individuals on all aspects of immigration and nationality law, Reaz has developed a sterling reputation as a knowledgeable, creative and solution-oriented attorney who fully understands the commercial benefit of predictable, efficient immigration counsel as well as the personal and professional implications of immigration upon the lives of executives, investors, business owners, professionals and their families.
Reaz concentrates on business, investment and employment cases and has successfully represented thousands of clients on all types of investor, employment and family-based nonimmigrant visas and immigrant visas or ‘green cards’, including EB-5. He is well versed on all aspects of US expatriation and is deeply knowledgeable about the various citizenship and residence by investment programs, having personally visited and filed cases in nearly all of these jurisdictions.
A trusted advisor to other law firms, Reaz serves as immigration counsel to companies and law firms on M&A transactions, advises clients on intergovernmental matters, represents foreign companies and investors in establishing US offices, including family offices, and counsels US companies in establishing foreign operations.
He was named an ‘Immigration Trailblazer’ by the National Law Journal in 2018, which recognized a small group of individuals who have "moved the needle in facilitating the ever-changing immigration policies" and are "making great strides in the fight for justice."