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.
Over the years, we have found some basic principles helpful to our clients. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind.
Last Chance for H-1B Work Visas for 2020
- Only 85,000 new cap-subject H-1B work visas are available for all of 2020.
- This year the entire quota for all of 2019 was used in just the first week.
- The H-1B work visa is the most commonly used work visa for newly hired professionals (Bachelor’s degree and above).
After the 2020 H-1B quota is reached, there will be no new cap-subject H-1B work sponsorships available until October 1, 2021. If you have 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 28, 2020 at 612.321.0082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For an H-1B FAQ’s click here.
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
More from Immigration Update
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.
George Maxwell spoke on “Employment Based Immigration Options Under the Trump Administration: When Might You Need Your Federal Litigator on Speed Dial,” at the 2019 International Business Law Institute Seminar – Managing Business Crises in an Age of Anxiety .
Attorneys Scott Borene and George Maxwell attended the annual Spring Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, held in Washington DC. While in DC, they will be visiting with Minnesota Congressional Representatives in support of immigration reform.