Elise Bruner
Senior Attorney

952-797-2619 - cell
612-455-1153 - office

Elise has over ten years of experience in the field of immigration law. She is skilled in nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to allow legal employment of foreign nationals to fulfill short- and long-term needs. She works closely with the medical sector and foreign medical professionals to obtain employment. She also handles immigration matters for major research universities, and has particular experience in working with university faculty members, medical clinicians, and exchange visitors. She is experienced in Conrad State 30 and FLEX 10 J-1 waiver applications, National Interest Waivers (NIWs), H-1B petitions, standard PERM applications, PERM special recruitment, immigrant visa petitions, and adjustment of status applications.

Elise also serves corporations by providing counsel and assistance with respect to all types of employment-related nonimmigrant and immigrant visa categories, including both cap-subject and cap-exempt H-1B petitions for professionals, L-1 petitions, PERM applications for both professional and skilled workers, audit responses to Department of Labor, and due diligence regarding immigration law issues (e.g., H-1B, PERM, immigrant visa petition sponsorship) in corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other forms of corporate reorganization. She has additional experience in family-based immigration benefits, asylum, withholding of removal, voluntary departure, cancellation of removal, waivers, criminal immigration matters, and motions to reopen.

Elise is deeply committed to working with clients in a hands-on manner and providing sound, ethical, and time-effective legal assistance. She is a passionate advocate and takes pride in assisting both individuals and organizations navigate a complex set of immigration laws and regulations that are constantly changing. Her goal is to reduce the stress and anxiety that can often be associated with immigration laws by creating an open and transparent working relationship. Elise enjoys working with people and helping them meet their personal and professional objectives.