Boundary Bay Law  U.S. Immigration Law  360.229.7766                                                                    
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Dedicated to facilitating economic opportunities and uniting families in the United States

About Us

Boundary Bay Law works with individuals and businesses to navigate rapidly changing U.S. immigration regulations and policy.  We are dedicated to facilitating economic opportunities and uniting families in the United States.

Boundary Bay Law opened its doors in May, 2015.  The office is conveniently located in the historic Bellingham Herald Building in downtown Bellingham, Washington, just 25 miles south of the U.S. border with British Columbia, Canada.

For more information regarding U.S. immigration options, we invite you to contact our office at 360.229.7766 or

Proudly providing global service from Bellingham, the firm's principal, Nicholas Berning, has practiced U.S. immigration law for over a decade.  An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association, he currently sits on the Washington Chapter's Consular Processing Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee. Throughout his  career, he has helped clients obtain visas, green cards, and passports in various categories.

The firm's efforts are supported by dedicated paralegal and office manager, Maralise Fegan. Maralise graduated with a bachelor's degree from Western Washington University in 2003, and  obtained her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Whatcom Community College in 2012.    She has spent her entire paralegal career with immigration law firms.
If you have an immigration issue or concern with which you would like assistance, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Nicholas Berning. The consultation serves as an opportunity for you to ask questions and for Mr. Berning to review the specific facts of your situation in order to provide you with guidance about your options and next steps.

We routinely offer consultations in-person at our office in Bellingham or over the phone. We may also be able to arrange in-person consultations in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. You may request a consultation regarding a matter of U.S. immigration law by contacting our office or by completing our consultation request form.