Attorney with AV Rated Borene Law Firm, P. A. - U.S. & Global Immigration
I advise businesses, investors, students, churches, & post-secondary colleges on immigration.
-Approval of an IGA Waiver of 212(e) 2 year home country residency by the USDA for a former J-1 researcher, who had received a Fulbright Scholarship.
-Approval of an EB Immigrant Petition (I-140) for an Entrepreneur of Extraordinary Ability in IT based on a track record of success in the entrepreneur’s home country.
-Approval of an EB Immigrant Petitions (I-140) based on National Interest Waiver: for an IT Entrepreneur; & for an Investment Banker.
-Approval of an EB Immigrant Petition (I-140) for a Transferred Executive/Manager involving a relatively new small privately-held U.S. subsidiary.
-Approval of F-1 SEVIS re-certification for a non-accredited college after challenge to the college's evidence that its credits were accepted by accredited colleges.
-Approval of 212(d)(3) waiver of inadmissibility for an investor involving a bar for unlawful presence.
-A number of notable successes in E-2s, H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, E-3s, R-1s, and with Labor Certifications & I-140 immigrant petitions, that are too numerous to list, including a successful appeal to the Administrative Appeal Office.
Common Practice Areas
-E-2s for investors, executives, & essential skills employees
-Intercompany transferred managers/executives (L-1A) & specialized knowledge (L-1B), including new office L-1 petitions & petitions with Chinese parent.
-H-1Bs for different professional specialty occupations with different sized employers.
-Labor Certification & I-140 sponsorship EB3 & EB2.
-Extraordinary ability, transferred executives/managers, & NIW - I-140 petitions.
-F-1 Certification for colleges & schools, student visas, OPT, CPT, & STEM OPT.
-TNs, E-3s, H-2s, R-1s & others; waivers of inadmissibility & of 212(e) 2 year home country residency; complex visa issues; outbound non-US employee transfers; mergers & acquisitions; general immigration compliance & I-9 compliance issues.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2007||10/17/2021|
|Attorney||Borene Law Firm, P. A. - U.S. & Global Immigration||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Dorsey & Whitney, LLP||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP||2004 - 2006|
|Attorney||Exxon Mobil Corporation||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Chair, Minnesota Dakotas Chapter||2018 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Chair, International Business Law Section||2018 - Present|
|Green Card Voices||Board Member||2016 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Council Member, Immigration Section||2015 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Foundation||Vice Chair, International Business Law Section||2016 - 2017|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Secretary, MN/Dakotas Chapter||2016 - 2017|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Treasurer, International Business Law Section||2015 - 2016|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Secretary, International Law Section||2014 - 2015|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Chair, Immigration Section||2012 - 2013|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Vice Chair, Immigration Section||2011 - 2012|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Treasurer, Immigration Section||2010 - 2011|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Secretary, Immigration Section||2009 - 2010|
|George C. Maxwell||Agent of Mercy: The Untold Story of Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell, Civil War Surgeon and Iowa State Sanitary Agent||2016|
|Bench & Bar of Minnesota||Managing I-9 Complications||2015|
|Bakken Oil Business Journal||The Perils of Traveling for Business When Crossing the US-Canadian Border||2015|
|Bench & Bar of Minnesota||Tips and Traps For Dual U.S. /Russian Citizens and Russian Citizens Who Are U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (U.S. Greencard Holders)- Does the New Russian Federation Notification Law Apply to You?||2014|
|Bench & Bar of Minnesota||Looking for World Class Talent? 20,000 U.S. Work Visas Remain for Newly-Hired Professionals||2008|
|University of Iowa College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Northern Iowa||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Moscow State Lingusitic University||N/A||1997|
|Immigration CLE||STEM OPT - How Could the Proposed New Rule Effect F-1 Students and Employers||2016|
|AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference||Beyond H-1B - More Options for Work Visas||2015|
|Immigration CLE||H-1B Workers||2014|
|Immigration CLE||Labor Certification for Permanent Residence||2014|
|HR Compliance Roundup||Immigration Opportunites and Compliance for U.S. Employers and Their Managers||2013|
|Employment Law Section Conference||Immigration Law for Employment Lawyers||2009|
|Immigration CLE||Hot Topics and Best Practices in PERM||2008|
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June 26, 2018
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