Continuing his 17 years of exclusively practicing Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law before related agencies, tribunals and consulates, Joshua P. Bratter, Esq. focuses on the elite representation of Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Artists, and Entertainers. He has successfully represented thousands of clients over the years and takes great pride in facilitating the immigration needs of professionals, corporations and families.
Mr. Bratter earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law where he co-founded the University’s pro-bono asylum clinic. Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Bratter has an extensive background in International Law, having served with the Organization of American States, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, and having studied at The Hague Academy of International Law.
Mr. Bratter is well versed in all aspects of Immigration Law, and his writings on the subject, and accomplishments in the field, have been published in The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Jewish Star Times, The Minerva Review, The Washington Report on the Hemisphere, as well as being featured in Semana, El Tiempo, El Nuevo Herald, El Espectador, HOY, Tres Puntos, The Jerusalem Post, Ocean Drive, South Florida CEO and The San Antonio Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Jamaica Gleaner, The Observer, Variety Magazine and myriad professional trade journals. Mr. Bratter has also appeared on NBC 6 Nightly News, Univision’s Noticias, Radio Caracol and Que Hay de Nuevo.
A frequent lecturer on Immigration matters, Mr. Bratter has spoken at numerous National and International Conferences, has testified as an expert witness in federal court proceedings and during the 2004 Presidential Campaign was honored with inclusion on former Presidential Candidate Senator Joseph Lieberman’s Immigration Task Force. Mr. Bratter currently serves as the official Immigration Counsel to The American Swimming Coaches Association, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts, The Chill Concept; Miami’s First Pop-Up Museum, DOT Fifty-One Gallery, and recently joined the faculty at The University of Miami School of Law as an Adjunct Professor, where he will be teaching a course in Sports and Entertainment Law.
In a career that has spanned 17 years, Mr. Bratter has successfully developed hundreds of EB11 petitions for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability; ranging from World Record Holders in Athletics, to Olympic Medalists, World Cup Soccer Players, National Boxing Champions and US Open Finalists. He has worked with Oscar winners, Grammy winners, Miss Universe contestants, casts of award-winning telenovelas as well as critically acclaimed and nationally renowned Artists and Galleries in addition to some of the most elite Entrepreneurs in the IT Sector.
By individually analyzing each case, as opposed to a boiler plate approach, and by tailoring strategies to the individual needs of the beneficiary; from training schedules, to competitions, exhibitions, casting calls and festival showings, he has developed a highly individualized approach to case development, while developing certain strategies and resource bases, including professors, national experts and sports analysts to support his case strategies. His team includes former world ranked athletes and IT professionals who have been through the process, and are sensitive to the unique needs of his clients.
As the Official Law Firm for The American Swimming Coaches Association, The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts, The Chill Concept; Miami’s First Pop-Up Museum and DOT Fifty-One Gallery, he strategically navigates the complex challenges that arise in the US Immigration process and achieves consistently positive results. Mr. Bratter has consulted with Sports Agents, National Team Federations, Art Curators and has consulted on several films; both for content and talent placement. Covered widely in the media, he has been invited to attend international competitions and events as the Attorney of Record for his clients and is frequently consulted by legal colleagues and politicians regarding myriad immigration issues.