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Attorney with AV Rated Borene Law Firm, P. A. - Global Immigration Group

Scott Borene is Senior Attorney with the Borene Law Firm, a global immigration firm based in Minneapolis. He has had more than 30 years experience handling employment-based immigration matters. Scott Borene has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top 20 Corporate Immigration Lawyers in the World “most highly regarded” by other lawyers and general counsel - Who’s Who Legal.

He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Borene Law Firm is listed in Tier 1 of U.S. News national ranking of Best Law Firms. Scott Borene is Editor-in-Chief of several AILA reference books including, The Global Immigration Guide: A Country-by-Country Survey, Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers, and The Global Immigration Guide: Crossing Borders for Business and author of Dr. Yes-Immigration Options for Doctors. He is a past national Director of AILA and chaired AILA’s Global Immigration Summit conferences in 2002 and 2004. He recently completed a two-year term as worldwide Co-Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Immigration Committee, the world’s largest global bar association based in London. He served two terms as AILA Chapter Chair and was Conference Chair of the 1996 AILA National Conference. He is a past Chair of the NSC Liaison Committee and past Chair of the INS Headquarters Adjudications Liaison Committee. In 2000, he was selected to receive a President’s Commendation Award “For Setting a New Standard in INS Headquarters Liaison.”


He is a graduate of Harvard University and Minnesota’s William Mitchell Law School.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


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Cash, Check

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Borene Law Firm, P.A.

Global Immigration Group
3950 IDS Center
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice197907/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer, Immigration lawBest Lawyers in America2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Distinguished Service AardNAFSA: Association of International Educators2003
President's Commendation AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2000
National Merit ScholarshipNational Merit Scholarship Corporation1966
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Attorney, PresidentBorene Law Firm - Global Immigration Group1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember, International Section Council2012 - Present
International Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Immigration Committee2004 - 2006
Minnesota State Bar AssociationChair, Immigration Section2003 - 2004
National Association of College and University AttorneysAssociate Member2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDirector1997 - 2003
American Bar AssociationVice Chair, International Section Immigration Committee1995 - 1998
International Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
NAFSA: Association of International EducatorsMember1990 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
Harvard Club of MinnesotaMember1980 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Crystal Shamrock Inc. 81-INA-180Successful appeal of an employment-based immigration case
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Harvard UniversityAmerican HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1971