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 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Immigration Law in Minneapolis
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

In Biggest Change in Worksite Enforcement Policy in 35 years, Biden Administration Ends Massive Workplace Raids and Shifts Enforcement Focus to Exploitative Employers

On October 12, 2021 Alejandro Mayorkas, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, announced a major change in U.S. immigration enforcement policy calling for an end to massive work-site raids focused on arrests of unauthorized workers. The new policy will shift focus to abusive employers who “exploit the vulnerability of undocumented workers.”

More from past issues of Immigration Update

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Borene News

George Maxwell was an expert speaker on the topic of “Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges: Creative Solutions for Nonimmigrant Visa Processing and Global Travel” in a program sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Chicago, April 2021.

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

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.