José E. Latour
founder of LatourLaw, P.A.
LatourLaw, P.A. - creative legal solutions for global enterprises
Attorney José E. Latour immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba with his parents at the age of four. Growing up in South Florida, he attended the University of Florida for both undergraduate and law studies. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Latour was appointed to the U.S. Department of State as a Diplomatic and Consular Officer by the late President Ronald Reagan. After serving abroad in Mexico and Equatorial Guinea (Africa), he left government service to begin private law practice.
Focusing on business immigration, international trade, and consular law, the firm rapidly expanded in the 1990s, opening branch offices in Washington D.C., Manila (Philippines), and Hong Kong. In 2003, Mr. Latour sold his US immigration practice and co-founded One World Development, a non-profit organization created to battle malaria in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, where he had served as administrative officer for the State Department; the project, funded by the U.S. oil industry, ultimately resulted in a dramatic reduction in malaria-caused infant mortality. Upon completion of the five year contract, in 2008 he returned to private practice, since focusing exclusively on investment based immigration and international business transactions.
Mr. Latour is the founder and owner of American Venture Solutions Regional Center (AVSEB5), a Florida-based EB-5 Regional Center approved by USCIS in 2011. AVSEB-5 has helped dozens of accredited foreign investors secure EB-5 residency for themselves and their families. He is also the founder of AVS Capital Partners, a private equity group designed to help non-U.S.-resident foreign investors safely invest in the U.S. real estate market through extremely conservative and secure investment fund opportunities.
In 1992, shortly after beginning private practice, Mr. Latour received the highest possible A/V peer rating by Martindale-Hubble law directory, a distinction which he has preserved continuously until today. Mr. Latour has received a number of awards and distinctions from organizations including Inc. Magazine, Florida Trend Magazine, and Cisco Systems and speaks regularly in global forums on international migration, investment, and trade.