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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 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Immigration Law in Minnesota
The Best Lawyers in America

Thought Leader – Corporate Immigration, and 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.

We provide professional legal services for you, selected business and individual clients, for all types of immigration and visa-related matters, including green cards, work visas, family immigration and naturalization.

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

Our hallmark is our ability to analyze, strategize and deliver results for you. In addition, we are business savvy, therefore we can assist you with navigating the immigration system to obtain the work visa you need for qualified international personnel for your business. We offer resourceful work visa and green card 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.

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

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in phases over the next month.

Read USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain Petitions

Where Can You Go, When the H-1 Quota Says No? Other Work Visas

If you are an employer who missed out on this year’s H-1 registration, there are still many other work visa options to legally “fill the gap” until October 1, 2021. Other visa options include TN, E-3, L-1, O-1, E-2, F-1, J-1, J-2, L-2, Q-1, CPT or OPT work permission and many more. See our FAQs

New Version of the Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form

On January 31, 2020, USCIS published the new version of the  Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form, which all employers in the U.S are required to complete before putting any new employee on their payroll. Employers must use only the new version of the I-9 Form dated October 21, 2019 after April 30, 2020. From USCIS, Read I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

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Borene News

Scott Borene recognized as Minnesota Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law for 2020 by The Best Lawyers in America.

Scott Borene Chaired the U.S. Immigration Expert Panel at the International Bar Association (IBA) 9th Biennial Global Immigration Conference in London in November. The IBA Global Immigration Conference is the world’s largest conference of global business immigration lawyers.

Jeanne Kildow was a speaker on “Employment-Based Immigration Preference Categories” at the 2019 American Immigration Lawyers Annual Conference.

George Maxwell was an expert speaker on the topic of “Recent Trends in Employment Based Immigration” in September on a program sponsored by American Immigration Lawyers Association