Larry Behar bio

Senior Attorney Larry J. Behar, Esq.

Managing Partner, Behar Law Group

Location:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Phone: 954-524-8888




Attorney Larry J. Behar was raised in Montreal, Canada. After securing an undergraduate degree from McGill University and a civil law degree from the University of Montreal, he completed his common law education at Nova Southeastern University and became member of Florida Bar in 1979. Since then, Behar Law Group has been located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The firm specializes in solving complex immigration issues. It typically generates business immigration solutions by representing entrepreneurs, investors, multinational companies, professionals and completes family reunification. To better understand the immigration process, Mr. Behar has created and published two books in multiple languages: “How to Immigrate to U.S.A.” and “EB-5 United States Immigration through Investment”. Furthermore, the Behar Law Group created two detailed websites to provide answers on the immigration and www.immigrationflorida.comalso available in 5 languages. Behar Law Group’s staff assists clients from all over the world by fluently communicating in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Hebrew and Russian.

Mr. Behar has been a valuable member of the international and local communities for over 38 years. Along with his wife Claire, Mr. Behar travels extensively throughout the world bringing international issues to the table. He has visited 41 Embassies & Consulates worldwide and visited China 8 times. He is on the board of numerous philanthropic and charitable organizations such as AILA in Washington, DC since 1982 and past chair of Greater Ft. Lauderdale Business Alliances.

Since the inception of the EB-5 Pilot program, the Behar Law Group has worked with more than 20 regional centers filing their applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and ultimately getting regional center designation approvals. Mr. Behar’s first case related to EB-5 program was filed in 1995 with outstanding success. With experience and knowledge, the EB-5 Dream Team of 30 experts was created. The Dream Team of specialists represent developers, regional centers, investors and banks directly linked to EB-5 process. Behar Law Group has a portfolio of numerous approved I-526, I-829 and I-924 cases. He is also a member of one of the most powerful EB-5 organizations, IIUSA.

Accordingly, Behar Law Group has developed niche expertise in this sub-sector and now represents a diverse range of regional centers that can be found across the country. Mr. Behar was selected as one of the Top 25 EB-5 Lawyer by EB-5 Investor Magazine in 2014 and proudly AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

• 100% U.S. Immigration


• English
• French
• Spanish

Bar Admissions

• Florida, 1979
• U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981


• University of Montreal, Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• LL.L. (Cum Laude) – 1977. Major: Civil Law
• Nova Southeastern Law University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• J.D. – 1979
• McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• B.A. North American Studies – 1974
• Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

• How to Immigrate to the USA, Self, 1993
• EB-5: United States Immigration through Investment, Self, 2010. (Available in English and Mandarin)


• Northern Trust Bank
• Michel Brault, CPA
• Arnstein & Lehr
• Broward Alliance

Professional Associations and Memberships

• The Florida Bar, Member, 1979 – Present
• The Broward County Bar, Member
• The American Bar Association, Member
• The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 1982 – Present
• Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Agent

Past Employment Positions

• Larry J. Behar, P.A., President, 1979 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

• Richelieu International: Appreciation, Hollywood, Florida, December 8, 1997
• The Broward Alliance: Director, Service Recognition Award, 1997 – 1998
• The Broward Economic Development Council; Member, 1996 – 1998
• Educational Vice-President: Club, 2004
• Toastmaster’s International, 1984
• Appreciation Award – Rotary Club Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• Canadian-American Business Alliance: Member
• Richelieu International: President /Founder – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 19, 1981
• The Broward Economic Development Council: Member, 1991 – 1992
• Atlantic Vocational Technical Center: Appreciation Award, April 19, 1993
• American Bar Association: Member, 1979 – Present
• Rotary Club Fort Lauderdale South: Appreciation Award, July 8, 1983
• Tele-Soleil Channel 9; CKSH – TV: Appreciation Award
• Richelieu International, Hollywood, Florida; Appreciation Award, 1982
• Richelieu International, Hollywood, Florida; Appreciation Award, 1986
• First American Title Insurance Company: Authorized Policy Issuing Agent
• dub Richelieu, Hollywood, Florida; Appreciation Award for Presidency, 1981 – 1982
• Toastmaster International: Outstanding Service Award: Club 2004, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1984
• World Trade Council: Outstanding Service Award (Legal), 2000
• International Marketing Committee of The Broward Alliance, Chairman, 1999 – 2001
• South Africa Chamber of Commerce: Board of Trustees
• American Immigration Lawyers Association: Mentor and Member, 1982 – Present
• Nova Southeastern Law Center: Mentor
• Broward Alliance, Chair, 2003 – 2004
• Me Gill Alumni Association of South Florida: Chair, 1998 – 2004
• Nova Southeastern University: Nomination – Alumnus of Year, 2005
• South Florida CEO Magazine: 2004 – 100 Most Powerful in South Florida
• Rotary Club Service Certificate, 2004
• Broward Lawyers Care Award, 2007
• Congressional-Record, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, 2002
• Board of County Commissioners-Dade, 2008
• Broward Alliance Economic Summit, Governor Jeb Bush, 2004
• Comcast TV: Newsmaker Interview
• Edu-Couch DVD: U.S. Immigration (French), 2009
• The Florida Bar: Pro Bono Certificate, 2009