A Global Leader in Immigration Law

Borene Law Firm rated “AV Preeminent” – “the highest possible Peer Review Rating in legal ability and ethical standards,” continuously for more than 20 years from “the gold standard in attorney ratings”
– The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, All Editions, 1994 – present

Scott Borene named the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Immigration Law in Minnesota
The Best Lawyers in America

Repeatedly recognized by other lawyers as one of the Top 20 Lawyers in the World in Corporate Immigration Law
– International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America, listed in Immigration Law
– The Best Lawyers in America, All Editions, 2006 – present

Borene Law Firm is one of America’s Preeminent Law Firms, continuously listed in Immigration Law for more than 20 years
– The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, All Editions, 1994 – present

“Scott Borene of Borene Law Firm is the best immigration lawyer in Minnesota, according to our research. According to sources, ‘he basically invented global immigration awareness.'”
– Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Immigration 2017


Why Borene Law Firm?

We provide you with World-Class Immigration Expertise, Service and Teamwork

Borene Law Firm lawyers and case managers work together in teams to serve you, our clients. Together, we have more than 125 years of immigration casework experience. We use our world-class immigration expertise, customized strategic planning, concierge-level professional service and teamwork to get results for your business, your family and immigration clients worldwide.

For your project, we give you our best Analysis, Strategy, and Service

Our hallmark is our professional service and our ability to analyze, strategize and deliver results for you. We are business savvy. We offer resourceful solutions for start-ups, large and small manufacturers, large and small corporations in many industries, including healthcare, education and many others. We offer solutions for families and individuals as well. We handle complex and urgent cases.

We Are Proud of Our Results

During the past 35 years, the attorneys with our firm have represented thousands of immigration clients from every region of the world and more than 150 countries. We put this experience to work for you.

Scott Borene, the firm’s founder and Managing Attorney, has been repeatedly recognized in surveys of other lawyers as one of the Top 20 Lawyers in the World in Corporate Immigration Law, “most highly regarded” by other lawyers – Who’s Who Legal. He is often called upon to act as an “expert’s expert” by other lawyers.

The Borene Law Firm, with highly experienced immigration attorneys and staff, provides for you world-wide professional legal service for selected business and individual clients for all types of immigration and visa-related matters, including green cards, work visas and family immigration.

Some Practical Advice

Over the years, we have found some basic principles helpful to our clients. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind.

Immigration Update

Time is Running Out to Apply for New H-1B Work Visas for 2019!

  • The H-1B work visa is the most commonly used work visa for newly hired professionals (Bachelor’s degree and above).
  • Only 85,000 new cap-subject H-1B work visas are available for all of 2019.
  • This year the entire quota for all of 2018 was used just in the first week of April.

After the 2019 H-1B quota is reached, there will be no new cap-subject H-1B work sponsorships available until October 1, 2020. If you have any questions about the H-1B visa category or wish to obtain assistance with applying for any new H-1B work visas, please email us or call us no later than February 15, 2019 at 612.321.0082.

Click for FAQs on H-1B work visas.

Interested employers should start now in preparing new H-1B petitions for foreign workers, including computer/IT professionals, engineers, scientists, financial analysts, researchers, professors, teachers, accountants, managers, architects, doctors, nurses and many other eligible professionals. The window for H-1B petition filings opens on April 1, 2019, but it takes time to prepare a well-documented H-1B petition for submission. We recommend starting preparation of the petition well in advance to meet the filing deadline and to avoid disappointment.

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Borene News

Scott Borene will be speaking on “Facts and Faces of Immigration” sponsored by The League of Women Voters Edina on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Jeanne Kildow will be speaking on “No Bachelor’s Needed – Skilled Workers/ Entrepreneurs” at the 2019 Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference