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Larry S. Rifkin

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Firm Name
Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A.
1110 Brickell Avenue
Address 2
Suite 600
Name & Address

Miami, FL 33131

Areas of Practice
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1110 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL, USA
Practice Summary
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For more than 35 years, Larry S. Rifkin has held the position of Chairperson of the Florida Bar Liaison Committee to the Department of Homeland Security (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), Department of Labor, and the Department of State (Consular Services). Larry liaisons with all three agencies on behalf of the 108,615+ members of the Florida Bar. Larry is also certified as an Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist by the Florida Bar. As a member of the Florida Bar Liaison Committee, which established the standards in 1994 for certification as an Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist in Florida, he was exempt from taking the examination, as he was one of the designated attorneys to write the initial exam as well as the qualifications for the designation as a specialist in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. He has served the State of Florida as a member of the Board of Directors of Enterprise Florida, the International Trade and Economic Development Board for the State of Florida.

Larry continues to be recognized for his many years of practice as a leading practitioner in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Recently, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication, Best Lawyers, named Larry as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.”

The prestigious organization, Lawyer International, located in the United Kingdom, named Larry “Best Immigration Lawyer of the Year-USA” in its annual selection of top lawyers and law firms worldwide. Lawyer International analyzed in excess of 102,575 votes submitted by peers worldwide with regard to the selection process. In addition, Larry holds an “AV-Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. The “AV” rating is the highest rating an attorney can receive from peers both for legal expertise and for ethics. Larry is also listed in the exclusive Martindale-Hubbell publication, “The Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys,” and is listed in Best Attorneys of America as well as the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which recognizes the top 1% of attorneys in the United States. Furthermore, Larry is listed in the South Florida Legal Guide as one of South Florida’s top lawyers. This exclusive list of 100 attorneys was compiled by members of the Florida Bar. Larry is further listed in Law and Leading Attorneys as a Leading Florida Attorney. Fewer than 6% of the State’s attorneys are accorded the designation of “Leading Florida Attorney.” Larry was selected as a Florida Super Lawyer in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. He is also listed in the Corporate Immigration chapter of Who’s Who Legal, published by the International Bar Association, headquartered in the United Kingdom. Larry is additionally listed as a leading lawyer in Immigration Law by Chambers USA, which ranks the leading law firms and lawyers worldwide.

Larry has served as an expert witness in Immigration Law in both Federal and State courts. Larry has been interviewed by many leading publications, including the Miami Herald, regarding matters involving U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law.

A noted author and lecturer, Larry has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades by the Florida Bar for his publications and participation in seminars/webinars on behalf of the Bar in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Additionally, Larry has co-authored publications on consular processing for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). These publications are used by immigration lawyers as reference texts with regard to consular processing.

As a former Chairperson of the Florida Bar, International Law Section, Larry continues to serve on the Section’s Executive Council as a voting member. He is a past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida Chapter) and is an invited member to participate in the Executive Board’s monthly meetings as a former President of South Florida AILA.

Rep. Cases/Clients

Counsel in the Matter of Vazquez (AAO July 31, 2007) which established the legal precedent in defining who qualifies as a Cuban National

Awards & Honors

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Law & Leading Attorneys, Leading Florida Attorney
South Florida Legal Guide, South Florida's Top Lawyers
Florida Super Lawyer
Who's Who Legal, Corporate Immigration
2020 Best Lawyers in America


New York State Bar Association
The Florida Bar (Chair, DHS, Labor and State Department Liaison Committee for International Law Section)
Past Chair, International Law Section, Inaugural Member of Immigration and Nationality Law Certification Committee


Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Languages: Spanish and English


Florida, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1980
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
New York, 1988
U.S. Middle District of Florida, 2007
U.S. District & Bankruptcy Courts for D.C., 2017


Pace University School of Law
J.D., 1980

Rutgers College
B.A., 1977

Google Reviews
Google Reviews
Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A.

1110 Brickell Ave #600, Miami, FL 33131, USA

(305) 371-2777

4.4 out of 5 stars

Pedro Rodriguez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about Mr. Larry Rifkin. I saw him about a work visa in the U.S. He was straight forward and honest. Treated me like family. I am grateful to have such a knowledgeable and dedicated individual represent me.

Karina Andretti

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

My husband and I filed for his green card on our own. We went to our interview and heard nothing from immigration. Our case was pending for nearly 3 years with no solution. After consulting with several attorneys, we decided to hire Mr. Rifkin after he explained what we needed to do and how we would...

Maria Avila

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Larry Rifkin is an amazing attorney and I highly recommend going to him for anything. He's an incredibly knowledgeable lawyer in immigration and he cares immensely on making sure we were satisfied and got what we needed. He walked us through every step of the process and was with us the whole way....

Marco Arrieta

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I’m so happy that Larry Rifkin is my lawyer. His knowledge and professionalism reinforced my confidence in his ability to resolve every detail of the application process. He truly is a great attorney, now I’m on my way to becoming a US citizen.

Avvo Reviews
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Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A.
Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. 1110 Brickell Ave #600, Miami, FL 33131

5 out of 5 stars


5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 years ago

Is the Best immigration lawyer You can endorse and trust him 1000% he help me and my friends always with the best results great person and honest person


5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 years ago

I chose Mr. Rifkin as my attorney because he has over 33 years of experience and is a certified immigration law specialist - I understand that he initiated and developed the standards for the immigration law specialization program for the Florida Bar in 1994. Mr. Rifkin has represented many members...


5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 years ago

Mr. Rifkin was referred to my family as an expert in EB5 cases. Indeed he is the best. We in trusted our $2,000,000 investment in Larry's good care and we finally received our green cards. Thanks Larry!


5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 years ago

I had been previously represented in a deportation matter where the lawyer never informed me of the hearing date. I was ordered deported and Mr. Rifkin got my case reopened and saved my green card. He is the best!!