Shareholder, Chair, Immigration Practice Group,
Gunster Yoakley & Stewart P.A.
Coral Gables, FL

Sarah Lea Tobocman is an attorney with over 35 years of experience assisting corporations, investors and professionals with their immigration needs. An equity shareholder at Gunster, a large commercial law firm in Florida, she has led the firm’s immigration practice since joining the firm in 1999. While at Gunster, Sarah has represented public and private companies globally and nationally with a focus on the financial, health care, technology, and critical infrastructure sectors. Sarah is a former chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) South Florida Chapter, a former member of AILA’s Board of Governors, and a former co-chair of the Immigration Committee of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Sarah gains personal satisfaction from developing business immigration strategies for complex situations and enjoys handling cases for individuals of extraordinary ability. Sarah was drawn to immigration practice due to her interest in diverse cultures, travel and love of languages. Having lived and studied in Latin America, she is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. Prior to focusing on immigration law, as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow, Sarah worked in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. She has also worked with migrant workers in California, Minnesota, and Ohio and recently spearheaded an initiative to support the representation of undocumented children.

Sarah received her BA degree with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976 and her JD Degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1979.  While an undergraduate, she also attended the Centro de Estudios Colombo-Americanos in Association with the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Sarah is married to Howard Landau, and together they have three children. She enjoys dance, cooking, and international travel.

DCI Partner: Howard Landau