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Main Office Address

600 Brickell Avenue
Brickell World Plaza
Suite 3500
Miami, FL 33131
United States

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Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach

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Personal Background

Sarah Lea Tobocman is an Equity Shareholder and Chair of the Immigration Practice Group at Gunster, Yoakley and Stewart, P.A. in Miami, Florida. She also is a member of the firm’s Corporate and International Practice Group. Ms. Tobocman has been practicing in the area of business immigration since 1983, and has led Gunster’s Immigration Practice Group since joining the Firm in 1999. She has a longstanding interest in assisting corporate human resources departments with their immigration needs with an emphasis on compliance issues. She also regularly assists human resources departments in their efforts to recruit and retain foreign workers by preparing customized recruitment materials and creating systems that assist employers in managing the sponsorship of foreign workers. For the past 25 years, she has handled the full array of U.S. employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visas petitions and consular applications. Ms. Tobocman is actively involved in representing employers in I-9 employment eligibility verification requirements, drafting worksite enforcement compliance policies, and training employers on best practices for compliance with U.S. immigration laws. She frequently lectures, trains, and writes articles for business groups on the full panoply of immigration laws and compliance. Ms. Tobocman has appeared on CNN en Espaňol and Univision as a commentator on immigration issues.

Firm Background

The firm's Labor & Employment Group combines the talent of more than 15 trial lawyers, "preventive maintenance" and immigration attorneys. Our philosophy is that the best defense to employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, union organizing and other employment-related claims is an effective preventive and proactive system to minimize the likelihood of such claims. In addition to the obvious advantage provided by our fully multilingual attorneys, we can also provide insight into the cultural influences that may affect the workplace. With more than 170 attorneys in 11 offices throughout Florida, our firm maintains a strong presence in Florida's major markets.

Firm Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Immigration
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Business Lititgation
  • Corporate
  • Fiduciary Risk Management
  • Healthcare
  • International
  • Leisure and Resorts Group
  • Probate, Trust, & Guardianship Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Construction
  • Environment and Land Use
  • Government Affairs
  • Private Wealth Services
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Securities and Corporate Governance
  • Technology & Entrepreneurial Companies


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