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Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2008, 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 practice197907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Minnesota Super LawyersTop Rated Immigration Lawyer2016
Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law MinnesotaBest Lawyers in America2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Rated Immigration LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 20 in the World in Corporate Immigration LawWho's Who Legal2012
Top Rated Immigration LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyer, Immmigration LawBest Lawyers in America2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best Lawyer, Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2008
Top Rated Immigration LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Top Rated Immigration LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Top Rated Immigration LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Top Rated Immigration LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
Top Rated Immigration LawyerSuper Lawyers2003
Distinguished Service AwardNAFSA: 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
National Association of College and University AttorneysAssociate Member2003 - Present
International Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
NAFSA: Association of International EducatorsMember1990 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Harvard Club of MinnesotaMember1980 - Present
International Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Immigration Committee2004 - 2006
Minnesota State Bar AssociationChair, Immigration Section2003 - 2004
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDirector1997 - 2003
American Bar AssociationVice Chair, International Section Immigration Committee1995 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Crystal Shamrock Inc. 81-INA-180Successful appeal of an employment-based immigration case
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Publication nameTitleDate
AILA's Occupational Guidebook: Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (AILA)Seven Things College Counsel Must Know About Immigration Law2005
AILA's Occupational Guidebook: Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (AILA)Professor Yes - Immigration Options for Professors and Researchers2005
AILA's Global Immigration Guide: A Country-by-Country Survey (AILA)Going Global: Immigration Options Around the World2005
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (Editor-in-Chief)2005
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Global Immigration Guide: Crossing Borders for Business (Editor-in-Chief)2002
An International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, Law Business Research, London, UKUS Creates More Visas for High-Skilled Workers2001
Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Bench & BarNew Immigration Laws Help Minnesota Employers Compete for Top Talent2001
Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Bench & BarU.S. Immigration Law - What Every Lawyer Must Know2001
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)INS Forms for Applications and Petitions (Editor)1999
AILA's Occupational Guidebook: Immigration Options for Doctors (AILA)Every Agency Can Be An Interested Government Agency - Developing 212(e) Waiver Options for Foreign Physicians1995
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)AILA's Occupational Guidebook: Immigration Options for Professors and Researchers (Editor)1994
American Immigration and Nationality Association (AILA), Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (AILA)Dr. Yes - Some Practical Strategies for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Immigrant Visa Cases of Health Care Professionals1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Harvard UniversityAmerican HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Business Law CLEThe New 2013 US Immigration Bill- The Biggest Changes in US Immigration Law in 50 Years?2013