Behar International Counsel, PLC

IMMIGRATION LAW LAWYER
San Diego California 92101

Rated 5/5 (4 Reviews)

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Fluent in 7 languages. Board Certified Specialist in Immigration Law. I take pride in having assisted clients by speaking any one of 7 languages.

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  • Behar International Counsel, PLC
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  • 402 W Broadway,
    Suite 770
    San Diego, CA 92101
    United States

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  • Year Established
  • 1993
  • Hours of Operation
  • Daily 9:00 AM through 6:00 PM
    Monday thru Friday
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Multiple methods. I try to accommodate all.
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  • Attorney Fluent in 7 languages. CA Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law.

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Giacomo Jacques Behar


Giacomo Jacques Behar is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California since 1993 and a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar. He has over 25 years of practicing experience in all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality law. Giacomo Jacques, a world traveled polyglot, is FLUENT in 7 languages: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Turkish, Hebrew and of course, English. As the founder of Behar International Counsel, PLC, a full-service immigration law firm active throughout the entire United States & worldwide Giacomo caters to the immigration needs of his clients in most of these languages on an almost daily basis

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Giacomo, himself an immigrant and a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in Istanbul, Turkey, to an Italian father and a French-speaking mother. Prior to coming to study in the U.S in 1981 Giacomo lived, studied and worked in Turkey, Israel, England, France, Italy and Switzerland. After arriving in the U.S. Giacomo, a native Spanish speaker, spent considerable time in Mexico almost every year.

Prior to his arrival in the U.S. in September 1981, Giacomo completed his linguistic studies at the Interpreters’ School in Zurich, Switzerland, where he was trained as a translator and conference interpreter. Giacomo also worked for various regional Swiss tourist authorities. He later received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, as well as Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the U.S. International University in San Diego, California (1983 and 1984). In December 1992 Giacomo received a Juris Doctor (Law) degree from the California Western School of Law in San Diego, California.

As an experienced family and business immigration lawyer in the U.S., Giacomo is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Regularly commuting between his residences in San Diego, as well as Los Angeles, Giacomo maintains extensive contacts with the business and legal communities in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego and actively caters to all the immigration needs of Southern California residents, as well as those of immigration clients across the U.S. & worldwide.

Giacomo has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1993 and served as the Chairman of its San Diego chapter’s liaison committee with the Immigration Service’s California Service Center in Laguna Niguel, California. He is also an active member of AILA’s Rome and Mexico chapters.

Giacomo dedicates himself to all aspects of U.S. immigration law, including employment, corporate and investor visas, deportation defense, political asylum, family immigration matters, as well as representing clients at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. We serve a highly diverse clientele from all around the world, over 45 countries in total.

Giacomo is a frequent lecturer on U.S. Immigration law issues to numerous ethnic and multi-cultural associations across California, Mexico, Europe, Turkey and Israel.

Behar International Counsel, PLC Reviews


Submitted by Dolorese M. on Sunday, May 13, 2018

We got our green cards in 3 month!

We got engaged and instantly went to see Mr. Behar for consulting about our immigration options. He help us define the best choice in our conditions and everything resulted as he predicted. We are very grateful for the great advise and always kind support. In less than 3 months we got the green card, We recommend to work with someone as trustworthy as him! We thank him for all the great job

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Submitted by Elad Spira on Sunday, May 13, 2018

A real pro, he knew exactly what to do and say to make the process go smoothly.

He got to the US in early September on a tourist visa not knowing that in half a year I'd already become a green card holder (mid May). Giacomo Behar was remarkable every step of the way. I had my concerns throughout the process but, as a real pro, he knew exactly what to do and say to make the process go smoothly. His office got my paperwork done in no time, and whenever a problem was about to pop up, he knew how to think outside of the box and get things done for me. He was also truly essential to the success of our Green Card interview. My wife and I will forever be grateful to Giacomo and his office! If you want to be in the ivy league and don't want to settle on an attorney - give his office a call. He will handle your case with the utmost professionalism. And the best part for me as an Israeli, he speaks fluent Hebrew and know exactly how to process cases for Israelis.

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Submitted by Patrick Buchannan on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Giacomo fought and he got me emergency parole

I reached out to Giacomo while my greencard was pending. I had requested advanced parole but somehow, it got delayed. At this point, I had already scheduled my honeymoon to Europe... I needed to request an emergency parole. He accompanied with me to the immigration office in downtown LA. Upon speaking with an officer, at first, he had denied the request. However, Giacomo did not give up then. He had requested to speak with the supervisor and convinced her to grant me the emergency parole. As a result, I was able to go to my honeymoon. Without him, there's no way I would have gone to my honeymoon. I am so glad he was persistent at the window and I can't believe once denied request was approved in the end!

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Submitted by Harald Poehland on Sunday, May 13, 2018

For my next steps with immigration, I will definitely choose Giacomo Behar again.

I highly recommend Mr. Behar as immigration specialist. I had very little time to file my case successfully, and we did make it. He and his team have very high skills and standards of work ethic. I was guided through the process in a very professional manner. They helped me to letting go of all of my concerns and worries. For my next steps with immigration, I will definitely choose Giacomo Behar again.

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