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Providing Exceptional Legal Representation for Investors and Entrepreneurs

Established in 1982, the Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney has over 36 years of experience counseling a wide range of corporate and individual clients in areas of employment- and investment-related immigration matters. The firm has developed significant expertise in the representation of E-1 and E-2 treaty traders and investors, H-1B professionals, L-1 intra-company transferees, and O-1 persons of extraordinary ability, as well as individuals immigrating under the EB-5 “immigrant investor” visa program and the various employment-based visa categories. With offices located in San Francisco, we have successfully represented clients from across the United States and around the world.

Our attorneys are supported by a highly skilled, multi-faceted team of assistants with native fluency in multiple dialects of the Chinese language as well as English. In addition to our multilingual capabilities, we have an advanced understanding of the legal, social, and cultural context of East Asian countries affecting our clients’ businesses and families, which we successfully leverage to win our cases. Based on these strengths, we are often hired by other attorneys looking for specialized assistance or brought on to problem-solve a case that has reached a dead end. We are, in this sense, “an attorney’s attorney.”

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Immigration & Naturalization Law

  • Family-Based Immigration
  • Investment Immigration (EB-5 visas)
  • Employment-Based Immigration & Temporary Work Visas (H-1B, E-1, E-2, L-1, O, P, & R visas)

Call Robert Gaffney today at 415-272-1271 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Robert Gaffney, Esq.



  • California

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1980


  • University of California, 1973
  • University of Michigan, 1976
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1980

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Recipient of Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating
  • Association of Asian Studies - member
  • San Francisco-Shanghai Sister City Committee - member
  • Regular speaker to professional and business groups on the topics of the U.S. legal system, business practices, and immigration through investment.
  • Author of “Country-Specific Issues and Challenges in Representing EB-5 Petitioners from the People’s Republic of China”
  • Published in Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs (1st & 2nd Eds.)

Languages Spoken:

  • Mandarin Chinese

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Robert Gaffney

Robert Gaffney

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Immigration Since 2019
Practice Area Year
Immigration Since 2019
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