Joel Stewart

About Joel Stewart

Mr. Stewart has a wide range of private, corporate and government clients. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and French, Mr. Stewart resolves complex legal problems by focusing on subtle distinctions in the regulations and guidance of government agencies. 

 

While his clients have come from virtually every country in the world since 1980, Mr. Stewart has received many honors from his American colleagues as well as the Brazilian government, whom he serves as Legal Advisor to the Brazilian Consulate General in Miami and was Honorary Consul of Brazil in Orlando from 2017-2022. 

Prior to becoming a U.S. attorney based in Florida, Mr. Stewart worked as a Russian teacher from 1967-1980 in Stamford, Connecticut, where he honed his fluency in Russian while traveling to the Soviet Union and studying Slavic Linguistics and Literature at New York University. 

EDUARDO:

Bar Admissions

Connecticut, 1980

Florida 1981

U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1989

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1989

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 1989 

U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1989

U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1980

Medal of Rio Doce

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City, State - 2020

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Experience

Attorney at Law

1980 - Current

Member of the Florida and Connecticut State Bar, as well as Federal District Courts in Connecticut & Florida, U.S. 2nd and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, practicing federal law throughout the U.S.

Brazilian Consulate General

2000 - Present

Official advisor for the  Consulate General in Miami, Florida, providing orientations on U.S. and Brazilian Consular law to all consular sectors and performing humanitarian consular visits to Brazilians in hospitals and prisons. Member of the Florida and Connecticut State Bar, as well as Federal District Courts in Connecticut & Florida, U.S. 2nd and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, practicing federal law throughout the U.S.

Honorary Consul of Brazil

2017 - 2022

Appointed as Honorary Consul for the Brazilian Government in  by the President of the Brazilian Republic. Diplomatic credentials and immunity confirmed  by the  U.S. State Departments and  the Brazilian Foreign Ministry. 

 

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law

1977-1980

Graduated with a diploma J.D. (Doctor Juris) 

The University of San

Diego

19-1979

Master Institute On International And Comparative Law

New York University

Dept. of Slavic Languages

1965-1970

Master & A.B.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature

Emmanuel College,

Boston, Massachusetts

1966-1968

Master & A.B.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature

American International College

19-1966

Bachelors of Arts

English and Russian

 

Special Awards

Who's Who Legal

Corporate Immigration

Law Peer Review, 2012

San Francisco, CA - YEAR

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Outstanding Service as a Member of The Faculty

City, State - YEAR

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Florida Eleventh Judicial District Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
Miami, FL - 2013 
 

Publications

  • Guide to Leading American Attorneys Florida

  • Manual on Labor Certification Practice & Procedure Co-Edited Robert B & Daryl B

  • Projeto do Livro Sobre Imigração

  • Representing Professionals Before The Department of Labor, Appeals: Joel Stewart

  • The David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification 2nd Edition, Associate Editors: Joel Stewart

  • Vistos de Estudantes Pedidos e Perigos

2022

  • Corporate Immigration 2022, 9th Edition

       The New PERM: High-Tech Phenomenon, Joel Stewart, Fakhoury Global Immigration, USA, PC

2021

  • Corporate Immigration 2021, 8th Edition

       PERM Law in Viral America, Joel Stewart, Fakhoury Global Immigration, USA, PC

2020

  • Corporate Immigration 2020, 7th Edition

       PERM Law in Viral America, Joel Stewart, Fakhoury Global Immigration, USA, PC

2018

  • Orange County Government, Orlando, Florida

       Brazil-Florida Economic Summit

 

2017

  • AILA Central Florida Chapter, 31th Annual Immigration Law Conference

2016

  • Global Business Immigration Practice Guide, 2016 Edition

2015

  • Global Business Immigration Practice Guide, 2015 Edition

  • St. Thomas University School of Law Certificate of Appreciation

2013

  • Global Business Immigration Practice Guide, 2013 Edition 

2012

  • The Consular Practice Handbook

  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Prosecutions

2010

  • 24th Annual Fall Conference AILA Central Florida Chapter

2009

  • Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter Seminar

  • The Permanent Foreign Labor Certification Program Puerto Rico, PERM ADM 2009-130

  • 23rd Annual AILA Central Florida Chapter Seminar, Central Florida Chapter, 2009

2008

  • ILW Perm Workshop, Discussion Leader: Joel Stewart

  • The Perm Workshop, Discussion Leader: Joel Stewart

  • Who's Who Legal, The International of who's who of Business Lawyers, 2008 Edition

  • The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Post Handbook, 2008-09 Edition

2007

  • Who's Who Legal

  • AILA 21th Annual Fall Conference, Central Florida Chapter, 2007

  • The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Post Handbook, 2007-08 Edition

  • The Visa Processing Guide Process and Procedure at U.S. Consulates and Embassies, Seventh Edition

2006

  • The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Post Handbook, 2006-07 Edition

  • The Visa Processing Guide Process and Procedure at U.S. Consulates and Embassies, Sixth Edition

  • Who's Who Legal, The International of who's who of Business Lawyers, 2006 Edition 

  • 27th Annual Immigration Law Update, 2006

  • ILW The Perm Workshop San Antonio

  • The Perm Quarterly - June

  • The Perm Quarterly - September

2005

  • Who's Who Legal, The International of who's who of Business Lawyers, 2005 Edition 

  • 26th Annual Immigration Law Update, 2005

  • AILA DC Chapter, Spring Conference 2005

  • PERM: Strategic Objectives and Best Practices

  • The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Post Handbook, 2005-06 Edition

  • Immigration Law Practice, Obtaining Labor Certification and Immigrant Visas

  • ILW Immigration Monthly, PERM Book, December, 2005

2004

  • 25th Annual Immigration Law Update, 2004

  • International Law Section, Florida Bar, Miami, Florida

  • Labor Certification, PERM & BALCA Update

  • The Visa Processing Guide, Process and Procedure at U.S. Consulates and Embassies, 2004-05 Edition

 

2003/4

  • Who's Who Legal, The International of Who's who of Business Lawyers, 2003/4 Edition

  • 25th Annual Immigration Law Update - Course 5399 R 

2003

  • 24th Annual Immigration Law Update, 2003

  • Labor Certification & BALCA Update

  • The Visa Processing Guide, Process and Procedure at U.S. Consulates and Embassies, 2003-04 Edition

2002

  • Who's Who Legal, The International of Who's who of Business Lawyers, 2002 Edition 

  • 16th Annual Immigration Law Conference, Central Florida Chapter, 2002

  • Update on Prevailing Wage

  • 2002 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

  • 23rd Annual Immigration Law Update, 2002

  • BALCA Update 2001

2000

  • 14th Annual Immigration Law Seminar, Central Florida Chapter, 2000

  • 21th Annual Immigration Law Update, 2000

1999

  • 13th Advanced Conference on Immigration Law, 1999 Central Florida Chapter

  • 20th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1999

 

1998

  • 19th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1998

 

1997

  • 18th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1997

1996

  • 17th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1996

  • Consumer Guide, Law & Leading Attorneys, Florida 1996-1997

1995

  • 16th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1995

1994

  • 15th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1994

  • Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook 1994-95, Volume I, Immigration Basis

 

1993

  • Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook 1993-94 Volume I, Immigration Basis

  • Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook 1993-94 Volume II, Advanced Practice

  • 14th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1993

1992

  • 13th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1992

  • Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook 1992-93 Volume I, Immigration Basis

 

1991

  • 12th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1991

1990

  • 11th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1990

  • Immigration Law In Florida, Background to the Immigration Act of 1990

1989

  • The 10th Annual Immigration Law Update, 1989

1988

  • The Ninth Annual Immigration Law Update, 1988

  • Immigration Law Seminar, 1988

1987

  • The Eighth Annual Immigration Law Update, 1987

1983

  • Immigration Law for Florida Personnel Managers

  • Stamford, Connecticut

 

Other Publications

  • Guide to Leading American Attorneys Florida

  • Manual on Labor Certification Practice & Procedure Co-Edited Robert B & Daryl B

  • Projeto do Livro Sobre Imigração

  • Representing Professionals Before The Department of Labor, Appeals: Joel Stewart

  • The David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification 2nd Edition, Associate Editors: Joel Stewart

  • Vistos de Estudantes Pedidos e Perigos

  • The Visa Processing Guide Process and Procedure at U.S. Consulates and Embassies, Eight Edition

 Conferences & Presentations

2022

  • Hope and Justice Foundation, Certificate of Achievement

  • Human Trafficking Prevention and Combat Training Program

  • Miami, Florida

2019

  • Speaker, Atos Notariais, Apostilas e Traducoes Oficiais, Um Estudo Conmpleto

  • OAB, Sorocaba, Brazil

2017

  • Speaker, AILA Central Florida Chapter,

       31st Annual Immigration Law ConferenceOrlando, Florida

2015

  • Speaker, Doing Business in Brazil Business and Legal background

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida

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2013

  • Speaker, 27th Annual Immigration Law Conference AILA Central Florida Chapter

  • Clearwater, Florida

 

2010

  • Speaker, AILA Central Florida Chapter,

  • 24th Annual Fall Conference, Clearwater, Florida

2011

  • Participant, Team Florida Business Trade Mission to Brazil

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

2004

  • Speaker, Florida Yacht Brokers Marcine Counsel and the Law Seminar

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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