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Gregory Donald Boos

Immigration Attorney at Bellingham, WA

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GregBoos is an attorney in the Bellingham office of Cascadia Cross-Border Law. In 2010 Chang & Boos dissolved and Cascadia Cross-Border Law was created. Mr.Boos limits his practice to matters relating to U.S. immigration lawwith an emphasis on business immigration. He received his Juris Doctordegree from the University of Idaho in 1977 and has practiced law formore than 25 years. Mr. Boos is a member of the Washington State BarAssociation, the Federal Bars for both the Western District ofWashington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the AmericanImmigration Lawyers Association ("AILA").

Mr. Boos has been recognized as an expert in U.S. immigration law andpolicy by U.S. federal and state courts as well as by various tribunalsoutside of the U.S. He is listed in An International Who's Who ofCorporate Immigration Lawyers.

 

Mr. Boos is recognized internationally for advocacy on border andimmigration issues, including spearheading the opposition to IIRAIRA§110. He was the first inductee into the "Order of the Smashed Brick",an award given by the Canadian government in recognition of outstandingefforts of those Americans who devote much of their time and energiesto strengthen the relationship between Canada and the United States.

Mr. Boos was awarded AILA's 2003 Advocacy Award in recognition ofefforts in the development of immigration policy. The award recognizesMr. Boos as having "a well deserved reputation as one of the fewnational experts on border security and immigration issues" andcommends him for promoting "thoughtful initiatives that will enhanceAmerica's security in ways that will not destroy our commerce oreconomy, or inhibit the efficient and secure flow of people andcommerce at our borders and ports of entry."

Licensed for 44 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Cascadia Cross-Border Law
1305 11th Steet
Suite 301
Bellingham, WA, 98225-7016

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Posted by Leon | September 7, 2022
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Great immigration lawyer
I was referred to Greg by another immigration lawyer with a good reputation in the local area because Greg was more experienced and knowledgeable on matters of U.S. border laws. Both Greg and his team were kind, professional, and helpful. Greg was always right to the point, and I was impressed that he gave us precise advice and devised a sound and feasible strategy that contributed to the success of my case during our first consultation. I would say that I was fortunate to decide to work with Greg on my case. Greg has high integrity, competence, and willingness to help his client, so I highly recommend him to anyone with immigration issues. Thanks!
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Posted by Tracey Wilson | July 18, 2017
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Great Support!
We appreciated Greg's professional support in helping steer us through the process of attaining a Green Card. Greg and his office regularly communicated with us, keeping us in the loop and reassuring us where we were at during the various steps of the process. They helped to alleviate some of the stress during what can be a challenging time for anyone going through this process, particularly with the USA Administration changes taking place currently. Thank you Greg & team!
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Posted by Corey | April 3, 2017
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Efficient and Exemplary Experience
Greg and the team were extremely knowledgeable regarding my US citizenship needs. Their processes were efficient and expedited my needs. I would highly and without reservation recommend their services to anyone seeking assistance with US citizenship concerns.
Posted by Cornelia | July 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Personal Service
Could not have received better service! This is the second time we have used Greg Boos as our immigration lawyer and the service was even better than the first time. Great attention to detail, communication and everything stayed on schedule. Kristin was our contact and she did an amazing job of communicating with me. We have recommended Greg's office and will continue to do so. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2016
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Excellent experience
Greg Boos and his office did an amazing job for me. They were professional, but also made me feel that they were personally involved with assisting me. They were consistently prompt with any responses, emails, or paper work, and thorough in the necessary preparations. The entire experience was made much less stressful and worrying by their attitude and obvious knowledge of the area of law that was needed for my case. I was deeply thankful for their support, assistance, and legal advice. Greg Boos and his staff took me through an emotional and stressed case, to a successful conclusion. They definitely rate all five stars!
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Posted by Carolyn | July 13, 2015
Cascadia's assistance was essential to obtaining an E1 Visa
We reached out to Cascadia Cross Boarder Law to receive help with applying for an E1 Visa. Greg and Kristin at the firm were invaluable in their knowledge of the application process and they guided us every step of the way. They were always quick to respond to questions and were very thorough in their explanation of the application process. With their help and preparation of the application we successfully received an E1 visa, I have no doubt that we could not have done it without them.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2014
A truly professional and exceptional attorney
Greg has helped us obtain first TN visa, then H1B visa and finally Green Card. Each process went through smoothly, quickly and successfully, thanks to Greg’s extensive knowledge, excellent insight and personal attention to the most effective course of action for every unique case. We are grateful and deeply thankful to Greg and his law firm and definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a professional immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Tim | March 10, 2014
An extraordinary immigration lawyer
Greg is one of the finest lawyers I have ever had the good fortune to work with. He has helped us obtain two O-1 visas for Extraordinary Ability for two senior staff with international backgrounds. The applications were challenging and on tight deadlines in order to meet the business needs of the company. He is uncanny in his ability to assess a situation and to determine a path forward in negotiating the intricacies of immigration law and regulations. He does this while paying close personal attention to the unique needs of a client and the situation that they are in. He's friendly, helpful, professional and extremely knowledgeable. He also has the patience of a saint. He has my highest recommendation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Cascadia Cross-Border Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Western Washington University
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Chang & Boos
  • 1993 - 2009

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • College of Idaho
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • John R.G. Smith v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 741 F.3d 1016, 2014
  • My Amicus Brief achieved its purpose: the court left the door open to future challenges of expedited removal by other Canadians with different facts.

Associations

  • Pacific Corridor Enterprise Council (PACE)
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Western Washington University Border Policy Reseach Institute
  • Member, External Board of Advisors
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member & Chairperson of Numerous National Committees
  • 1983 - Present
  • Pacific Corridor Enterprise Council (PACE)
  • Director
  • 2000 - 2010
  • Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce
  • Director
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Pacific NW Economic Region (PNWER)
  • Director
  • 1994 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rated AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rated AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rated AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Key to Canada House
  • Center for Canadian American Studies - Western Washington University
  • 2011
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rated AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Listed as one of the world's best business immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Listed as one of the world's best immigration lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Advocacy Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • Techno-Ethics: Immigration Lawyers, Listservs, and Assisting in the Unauthorized Practice of Law (Co-authored with Heather Fathali)
  • 2014
  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • Techno-Ethics: Rapid and Vast Technology Advances Drive Modest Changes to Ethics Rules
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alaska State Bar Association International Law Subsection Event
  • American Indians (and Inuit) Born in Canada and the Right of Free Access to the United States
  • 2014
  • Immigration Practice Management Bootcamp
  • Techno-Ethics
  • 2012
  • Perimeter Security and Beyond the Border Roundtable
  • Consular Processes as Impediments to the Cross-Border Mobility and Legitimate Flow of People Across the U.S.-Canada Border
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Gregory
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart doesn't begin to describe him. Greg is a pillar of the immigration bar."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Greg has a reputation as one of the top business immigration lawyers in Washington state. I'm lucky to have counted him as a mentor for the last nine years!"
Immigration Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gregory is an experienced, reputable immigration lawyer whose legal skill and credibility with government agencies leads to success for his clients. I endorse Gregory Boos."
Immigration Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with and referred clients to Greg Boos for nearly thirty (30) years. Greg is a recognized expert practitioner in the field of business immigration law. My clients consist primarily of international business owners and managers who require immigration Visas for themselves and their key management staff as they enter the US market. I often tell my clients that "There is an immigration lawyer or an immigration consultant on every street corner." However, if you want it right "See Greg Boos.""

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Bellingham Immigration Lawyer Gregory Donald Boos
Gregory Donald Boos
Immigration Attorney
Bellingham, WA
Licensed for 44 years