Fernando Perez III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Tampa, FL

Perez & Associates
 | 1303 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 800-658-7196
Fax: 813-254-0311
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Fernando Perez III is the managing partner of Perez & Associates in Tampa, Florida. A top-rated lawyer with more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Perez devotes his practice almost exclusively to immigration law and business transactions involving immigrant-related matters.

An immigrant himself, Mr. Perez understands the struggles and challenges people can face when trying to obtain legal status to live and work in the United States. As such, he has earned a reputation for being compassionate when dealing with his clients while aggressively pursuing the most favorable results possible on their behalves. Certified as an immigration and nationality law specialist by The Florida Bar, Mr. Perez also possesses extensive business law and prosecutorial experience, which enables him to more effectively address the diverse needs of those he serves.

A 1977 graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in foreign service, Mr. Perez returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981. He received his license to practice from The Florida Bar the following year. Since focusing solely on immigration law, he has successfully handled cases before all federal immigration and labor agencies throughout the country as well as before embassies and consulates around the globe.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Perez routinely conducts lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics, particularly those of interest to foreign investors as well as domestic companies looking to hire foreign talent. He also frequently appears on televised and radio news programs where he offers in-depth legal commentary on immigration law issues.

Active in his legal community, he is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and once served as president for the organization's central Florida chapter. He has also served as director for the British-American Business Council of Tampa Bay, the Hispanic Business Institute and the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Perez holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys as well as in an international Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (100%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Fernando Perez III

Admitted: 1982, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.easyvisas.net/perez.html


  • State of Florida and the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Largo, and Clearwater, Special Envoy of the Governor for International Affairs
  • Rated A-V, Martindale-Hubbell
  • International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, An International Who's Who
  • Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers, Tampa Bay Magazine
  • Client's Choice Award, AVVO
  • Superb Rating, AVVO
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law, Florida Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Featured Advanced Level Speaker on Treaty Visas, 31st Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter Immigration Law Conference, 2017
  • Featured Advanced Level Speaker on O-1 and P-1 Visas, 29th Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter Immigration Law Conference, 2015
  • Liaison between “American Immigration Lawyers Association” and “Immigration and Naturalization Service (now known as the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services)” and “Executive Office for Immigration Review”
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter, Past President
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Board of Governors, Past Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Presentation on Visa Availability Through Investment and Business Opportunities in the United States, PROSPERA FOUNDATION, 2017
  • Florida Aquarium, Volunteer Diver
  • Big Brother
  • Hillsborough County Bar's Farm Worker Volunteer Program, Founding Member
  • British-American Chamber of Commerce, Director
  • Hispanic Business Institute, Director
  • Downtown Tampa YMCA, Director

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker and Writer, 15 Treaty Visa Myths, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter, 2017
  • Presenter at International Conferences, Florida Bar
  • Presenter at International Conferences, Federal Bar Association
  • Presenter at International Conferences, American Bar Association
  • Presenter at International Conferences, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Representative Clients:

  • MWResource; Elutions; Jagged Peak; Spectral MD

Educational Background:

  • Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service
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Office Location for Fernando Perez III

1303 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: 800-658-7196

Fax: 813-254-0311

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