Attorney Profile

One of only fifty-seven lawyers to be Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar

Kashmira (Kash) Bhavsar

KASHMIRA BHAVSAR is an attorney with the law firm of the Bhavsar Law Group, P.A. with offices in Orlando (Florida, USA), Tampa (Florida, USA), and London (England).  The practice is limited to Immigration Law and Real Estate Law.

Ms. Bhavsar is one of only fifty-seven lawyers to be Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar. As a Board Certified lawyer, Ms. Bhavsar has been recognized by the Bar and her peers as an Expert maintaining the highest level of knowledge, and professional and ethical standards, in the practice of Immigration and Nationality Law.

Ms. Bhavsar was also selected for inclusion on the Florida Super Lawyers lists for 2008, and again in the 2009 list.  Only 5 percent of Florida attorneys are named to the list. She was selected through an extensive process of peer nominations, blue ribbon panel review, and independent research of law and politics; the list appeared in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.

Born in India, Ms. Bhavsar emigrated to the United States when she was only one year old and has lived in the Orlando area since the early 1970s.  She is a a former Adjunct Professor for the University of Central Florida and a former Judicial Law Clerk Intern for the Executive Office of Immigration Review (Immigration Court)  in Miami, Florida.   She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida in 1992 and a Juris Doctor from the Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1996.

Memberships

  • Florida Bar since 1996
  • United States Bar for the Middle District of Florida since 1997
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1998 (Current Treasurer and Advocacy Committee Member for AILA Central Florida chapter; Former Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee and past Board Member for AILA Central Florida chapter)
  • Past President/Group Coordinator of AILA national’s Indian Sub-Continent Interest Group
  • Indian American Chamber of Commerce
  • British American Chamber of Commerce
  • Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce
  • Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Orlando Regional International Council
  • Central Florida Real Estate Council
  • Central Florida Vacation Manager’s Association
 

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “Money and Law — 4 Corners of the World,” Seminar Speaker, Pinellas International Council, August 2011
  • “Hot Topics in Immigration Law,” Seminar Speaker, Asian American Chamber of Commerce Global Business Expo, August 2011
  • “Arizona Law in Florida,” Article, Indigo Desi, April 2011 and Florida Caribbean Connexion The Allan Journal, May 2011
  • “International Commerce Summit: How To Do Business Overseas,” Seminar Speaker, Indian American Chamber of Commerce, March 2011
  • “Immigration Forum,” Conference Speaker, Asian American Federation of Florida 2010 Conference, October 2010
  • “Renunciation Laws – What You Need To Know If You Are A Former Indian Citizen And Are Now A United States Citizen,” Article, East West Times,  August 2010
  • “Avoid Commons Mistakes in Immigration Family Petitions,”  Article, East West Times,  April 2010
  • “New Law Expands The Rights of Surviving Immigrants,” Article, East West Times, February 2010
  • “Traveling to and from the United States…a little harder,” Article, East West Times, August 2009
  • “Immigration Help for Illegal Children-Dream Act of 2009,” Article, East West Times, June 2009
  • “Employment Law Update in Florida,” Seminar Speaker, Sterling Education Services, LLC, March 2009
  • “Immigration Law,” Seminar Speaker, League of Women Voters of the Space Coast, Feb 2009
  • “Changes to Obtaining U.S. Citizenship” East West Times, December 2008
  • “2008 Florida Real Property Tax Reform” Article, East West Times, May 2008
  • “International Real Estate,” Seminar Speaker, British American Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, March 2008
  • “Immigration Law & Employer Compliance,” Seminar Speaker and Article, Sterling Education Services, LLC, January 2008
  • “Employment Law Update in Florida,” Seminar Speaker and Article, Sterling Education Services, LLC, December 2007
  • Representative of the Central Florida Real Estate Council, on behalf of Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, at the 2007 Florida Association of Realtors Convention and Trade Expo, August 2007
  • “It’s Time For Indians to Speak Up on Immigration Issues” East West Times , May 2006
  • “Hot Topics in Immigrant Visas, ” Seminar Discussion Leader, 19th Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter Seminar, Immigration in the 21 st Century , September 2005
  • “Immigration Issues, ” Seminar Speaker, Orange County ‘s Fourth Annual Neighborhood Families Conference, April 2004
  • “Legal Justice – Brilliant Legal Minds, ” Participant in a Television Special on Immigration Law, One Studios , March 2004
  • “Ethics for Immigration Law in the Workplace,” Seminar Speaker and Article, Sterling Education Services, LLC , November 2003
  • “Special Registration for Pakistanis” East West Times , January 2003
  • “The Importance of Informing INS of Your Address Change” East West Times , December 2002
  • “Immigration Help for Children Over 21” East West Times , October 2002