Practice Areas

Immigration Projects for Employers

Visas for Physicians, Medical Researchers and Allied Health Professionals

Visas for Professors, Researchers, and College or University Staff

Visas for Professionals and Skilled Workers

Waivers of the J-1 Two-Year Home Country Residence Requirement

Family-Based Visas and Green Cards

Permanent Residence Options (Green Cards)

Visas for Study

Visas for Business

Visas for Travel & Tourism


Special Projects


University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Spanish Language and Literature
Hastings College of Law, J.D.



  • Phi Beta Kappa – University of California at Berkeley

Jeanne Kildow, Attorney, is a native of Minnesota. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature. She received her law degree from the University of California-Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, where she was a George Moscone Scholar and served on the staff of the Hastings Law Journal. Ms. Kildow is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Since 1991, Ms. Kildow has represented clients and advised employers, physicians and researchers, colleges and universities, health care facilities, small and large businesses, and families in immigration-related matters. She has been with the Borene Law Firm continuously since 1995 except for her tenure as sole Immigration Counsel at the Mayo Clinic.

Jeanne Kildow was the first in-house Immigration Counsel at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. While serving as Mayo’s Immigration Counsel, Jeanne Kildow was also Director of Mayo’s International Personnel Office. While at the Mayo Clinic, she advised clinical and research staff and allied health personnel throughout the Mayo system on immigration-related legal matters.

Prior to joining the Borene Law Firm, Ms. Kildow was an attorney with the Maun & Simon law firm in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to immigration law, Ms. Kildow has a background in business law, litigation, employment law and health care law. Prior to law school, she was a paraprofessional in the medical field, and she maintains a life-long interest in healthcare-related matters.

Ms. Kildow has been a member of both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for over 20 years. She is past Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Some of Ms. Kildow’s recent presentations on immigration-related topics include Representing the Best and Brightest: Strategies for International Physicians and Scholars, AILA Upper Midwest Conference, 2014, Must-Know International Tax Traps for Immigration Attorneys and Their Clients, 2014, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Alternatives to Ls and Hs: Watch Your Ps and Qs and Os and TNs and Es, AILA Upper Midwest Conference. In July, 2018 Jeanne Kildow was the principal expert speaker on the program How Minnesota Health Care Employers Can Use Work Visas to Help Address Physician and Allied Health Care Work Shortages, presented to Minnesota clinics and community hospitals.

She is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Supreme Court and is authorized by federal law and regulation to represents clients before all U.S. immigration courts and offices worldwide.

Ms. Kildow assists individuals, employers, and families located throughout the U.S. and around the world with U.S. (inbound) and global (outbound) immigration matters.



  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • International Medical Graduate Taskforce (IMG Taskforce)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • District 19 Bar Association
  • German American Chamber of Commerce


  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Authorized by Federal Law to represent clients in all U.S. Immigration Courts and offices worldwide