2021 U.S. Immigration Update

Event Description

Online registration is closed.  To register, please contact Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 or tnguyen@mnbars.org .

Remote participation only.

This program is sponsored by the MSBA International Business Law Section (IBLS).

1. How is the U.S. Immigration System already changing under President Biden compared with the Trump administration?

2.  What Work Visa Options are available in 2021 for employers to sponsor international talent to work in the U.S. including the most often-used categories: H-1, L-1, TN, E-2, F-1 OPT and other options?

3. What “Green Card” options are available for employers to sponsor key employees for Lawful Permanent Residence including the often-used categories: PERM Labor Certification for Professionals and Skilled Workers and Special Options for “Priority Workers” including Multinational Transferred Executives and Managers and people with Extraordinary, Exceptional or Outstanding skills?

 4. Q and A with speakers Scott Borene and George Maxwell.


SCOTT M. BORENE is Founder and Managing Attorney of Borene Law Firm, a 7-person boutique immigration law firm in Minneapolis. He was selected as 2020 Minnesota Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law by The Best Lawyers in America and has been repeatedly recognized among the Top 20 Lawyers in the World “most highly regarded” by other lawyers and General Counsel (Who’s Who Legal). He is a past Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a past Chair of the MSBA Immigration Law Section. He has more than 35 years experience managing immigration projects for employers from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

GEORGE C. MAXWELL is an Immigration Attorney with Borene Law Firm in Minneapolis. He is a past Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter and a past Chair of the MSBA Immigration Law Section. He has more than 10 years experience handling U.S. and Global immigration matters for businesses and individuals worldwide. George also has more than 7 years international law and litigation experience including work as In-house Counsel at Exxon and at major corporate law firms.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 342146


IBLS Member:  $5
MSBA Member not in IBLS:  $10*
Non-MSBA Member:  $15
Law Student: FREE


*Join the International Business Law Section: Membership is 50% off through February 28th! Add the Section Membership to your cart here and use code SECTIONSAVINGS at checkout. Want more information about the International Business Law Section? Email Tram Nguyen at tnguyen@mnbars.org with questions.

Deadline to register: February 14, 2021 

Remote Participation: This program is by live webinar. Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Tram Nguyen

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM