James R. LaVigne is an international lawyer and founder of the law firm of American Lawyers International, PLLC based in Orlando, Florida. Mr. LaVigne holds his first law degree from the University of Florida, as well as, a Master of Law Degree in International Law from the University of Notre Dame Law Center. Mr. LaVigne is past chairman of the Orlando World Trade Association. He has had a number of articles published on international law, U.S. immigration law, and European Community law.
Mr. Jose H. Luyanda, Sr. is an active immigration attorney with our office. From 2007 to the end of 2014, he worked for the Department of Homeland Security USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) as an Asylum Officer, at the Houston Asylum Office in Houston, Texas and subsequently at the Miami Asylum Office in Miami, Florida. During that time, Mr. Luyanda adjudicated asylum claims and conducted credible and reasonable fear cases as well as refugee processing in Havana, Cuba, Key West Florida, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to working as an Asylum Officer for USCIS Mr. Luyanda managed his own private practice. He worked landlord-tenant cases, family law cases and immigration cases as part of his practice. Mr. Luyanda is licensed to practice law in Florida and Texas.
Work on the issuance of instruments and resolutions, and administrative rulings for clients since 2001 until now for all types of cases and reviews without exception Including financial, business, family, criminal, fortifications real estate, labor, educational, medical, and Zakat and income tax, media, customs, civil aviation, arbitration.
Sergio Goncalves is a Brazilian Lawyer that work as Legal and Business Consultant for companies in Brazil, China and United States (BR2 Consulting, American Lawyers International, PLLC and Sinocity Enterprises Limited Co). Has more than 15 years experience in international contracts, acting as an outside counsel and transactional attorney for many clients, including it’s relations with regulation agencies (Administrative Law). Experienced in EB5, business structure and funding between Brazil, United States and Asia (China & Hong Kong).
Born in Orlando, Florida in 1955. Holds B.A. Degree with High Honors in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from The American University, Washington D.C. respectively. Additional studies at the University of Trier in Germany. Member of the Florida Bar since 1980. Florida Attorney representing foreign and US clients in international business transactions involving investment, real estate, business acquisitions, business formations, immigration, contractual relationships, tax planning both onshore and offshore.
A Canadian Citizen widely traveled to India and Middle East and thus being exposed to various cultures has given me deep knowledge and appreciation for different ethnic groups. This helps me to connect and develop trustworthy relationship with clients. I am law graduate from Humber College and associated with following organizations: