Binsfeld & Engebretson, P.A. is one of the few law firms in the Twin Cities to offer a full range of immigration services to both individuals and businesses. These services include asylum claims, family based petitions, all aspects of removal proceedings, appeals, employment petitions and naturalization matters. In addition to immigration, Binsfeld & Engebretson offers a range of other legal services including defending those who have been accused of a crime, or who have had their civil or employment rights adversely affected, or who need estate planning services.
Misti Allen Binsfeld and Rachel Engebretson began working together in the late 1990s. At first, Misti and Rachel learned the administrative side to running a law practice by working together to support an experienced immigration law practitioner. Eventually, Misti and Rachel both stepped out of their administrative roles to attend law school, and become attorneys themselves. Misti graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1996, and began working as an associate attorney, practicing primarily immigration law. Misti developed her skills by mastering almost all areas of immigration law, including business, family, and asylum-based immigration cases. Misti and Rachel continued to work closely together in the early years. In 2005, Rachel adjusted to a reduced work-load so she too could pursue her law degree. Misti hired Liz Knoot as her new assistant to support the firm while Rachel was finishing her education. Rachel graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 2008, and was finally able to practice law with Misti. Rachel contributed not only her knowledge of substantive immigration law, but her passion for client service, and desire to cure injustice. Rachel expanded the practice to include a robust criminal defense focus in the firm. In 2011, Liz Knoot graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and now practices with Misti and Rachel in immigration law and estate planning. The firm size, and combined experience of all three attorneys have contributed to a great working environment, where client service is a top priority.