Nicholas Berning has practiced immigration law since January 2007. Before co-founding Boundary Bay Law, he served as the Practice Manager at T.D. Knowles & Associations, PLLC from 2008 to 2015. Nick has represented over 200 EB-5 immigrant investors and E-2 non-immigrant investors. He also has extensive experience with both immigrant and temporary work visas and with family sponsorship visas.
From 2009 to 2015 Nick served on the Washington State Practice of Law Board, which is responsible for investigating the unlawful practice of law in Washington State. The Washington State Supreme Court appointed Nick to serve as the Practice of Law Board’s Chair in 2012 while the Board finalized the controversial Limited License Legal Technician Rule. The Court also appointed Nick to serve two terms as the Board’s Vice Chair.
Since 2009 Mr. Berning has taught paralegals at Whatcom Community College, including courses on Legal Research and Writing, Law Office Technology, and Interviewing and Investigating.
Nick currently serves on the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association’s Washington Chapter Consular Processing Committee. He previously served two terms as the Chair of the Washington Chapter’s Limited License Legal Technician Committee.
Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (always)
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Nick and I have worked successfully together on investment visa issues, including E-2 visas. Nick has a great deal of experience with EB-5 work. I always enjoy discussing legal matters with Nick, and have found him to be friendly and trustworthy. I particularly appreciate the hard work he had put in with the Practice of Law Board, which is a service to the community.
W. Railton Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
A client can count on Nick for honest and thoughtful advice. Nick is very good at keeping his eye on the big picture while still paying careful attention to the timelines that matter to the client and the details that matter to adjudicators.
Robert Bunce Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
|Partner||Boundary Bay Law Corp||2015 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor - Paralegal Studies||Whatcom Community College||2009 - 2015|
|Practice Manager||T.D. Knowles & Associates, PLLC||2008 - 2015|
|Attorney||Law Office of Nicholas Berning||2006 - 2008|
|Intern||Law Office of Richard Schneider||2005 - 2005|
|Intern||Water Watch Of Oregon||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||member||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Practice of Law Board||Board Member, Chair 2012-2013, 2015||2009 - 2015|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||J.D.,||2005|
|Help Your Business Clients Navigate the U.S. Tax System||U.S. Visas for Canadian Professionals||2011|