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About Me

I am an immigration attorney advising individuals and companies on U.S. immigration and visa matters.


Languages Spoken: Romanian, Russian

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Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    6 years, 300 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Matthew Anthony Streff

    I have worked with Ruslan on initiatives in our professional community. He is responsive and discerning. He is highly respected in the immigration law community, and is committed to excellence and service.


    Matthew Streff Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Matthew Cerny

    Ruslan is an excellent immigration attorney. I highly recommend him to any individual or employer in need of immigration counseling and representation.


    Steven Cerny Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bocancea Law Firm, PLLC

825 Nicollet Mall, Suite 601
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice201006/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono HeroAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2013
MJF Recognition for completing 1,250 hrs of public serviceMinnesota Justice Foundation2010
Income Tax Assistance & Counseling for Elderly AwardMinnesota Department of Revenue2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Pro Bono Immigration AttorneyInternational Institute of Minnesota2010 - Present
Immigration AttorneyBocancea Law Firm, PLLC2010 - Present
Freelance InterpreterMinnesota State and Federal Courts2008 - Present
AttorneyFirst American Title Insurance Company2010 - 2011
Certified Student AttorneyOffice of the St. Louis Park City Attorney2009 - 2009
Judicial InternU.S. District Court, District of Minnesota2009 - 2010
Law ClerkFederal Defender for the District of Minnesota2008 - 2009
Legislative AssistantMinnesota State Senate2005 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionChair2014 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionVice Chair2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)Congressional Liaison2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)2012/13 Annual Conference Planning Committee2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Rome District chapter)Consular Liaison Committee2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Rome District chapter)Membership Development Committee2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDay Coordinator, 2012 AILA National Conference2012 - 2012
Minnesota State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionTreasurer2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Rome District chapter)Member & 2012 Conference Committee2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)Member2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionSecretary2011 - 2012
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
William Mitchell College of Law International Law Students AssociationTreasurer2008 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Re-instatement of Student StatusSuccess
B-1 VisaSuccess
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Publication NameTitleDate
American Immigration, LLC ( Mobility: An Overview for Human Resource Professionals2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Rome Chapter Focuses on Consular Processing2012
CapitalE-2 Visas2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Marketing Your Practice Abroad2012
Apropo NewsU.S. Immigration Law2012
Money ExpressGo West!2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Sioux FallsPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesPublic PolicyMA - Masters (In Progress)N/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
St. Thomas University School of LawImmigration Law CLE Event2014
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)Waiting in Line: Outside the Consular Interview2014
St. Thomas University, Immigration Policy and our Changing ElectorateImmigration Law2013
Rome District Chapter Spring 2013 ConferencePracticing Abroad Open Forum2013
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationImmigration as it Intersects with Tax and Employment Law2013
2013 Upper Midwest Immigration ConferenceHow to Effectively Communicate with Consular Posts2013
Minnesota Consular CorpsU.S. Immigration Law2012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationFor What It's Worth: Advanced Issues Regarding the I-8642012
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMarketing Your Practice Abroad2012
TVR InternationalU.S. Visas2011
Invest in RomaniaU.S. Immigration2011