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Dana A. DiRaimondo

Partner

Phone: +1 (718) 215-0504
Email: ddiraimondo@ds-immigration.com

Dana practices exclusively in the fields of corporate, investor and family-based immigration law, representing large and small clients within a variety of industries. With a focus on analyzing and providing guidance on nonimmigrant and immigrant visa strategies to meet each client's specific needs, she has successfully assisted clients in obtaining H-1B, L-1, O-1, P-1, E-1/E-2, E-3, TN, B-1 and J-1, visas, as well as PERM and EB-1 filings.  Prior to founding D&S, Dana gained significant experience with a large global corporate immigration firm representing Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-up, small, and medium-sized organizations on a wide variety of employment-based and family-based immigration matters. She has experience servicing a large volume of clients across diverse industries, including finance, technology, engineering, architecture, and fashion, as well as hospitals and universities. Dana also has extensive experience advising on complex matters, including working with entrepreneurs to obtain E-1 and E-2 visas for start-up enterprises and advising foreign nationals regarding the immigration consequences of criminal conduct and successfully applying for nonimmigrant and immigrant waivers of inadmissibility.

Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Awards

Dana was selected for inclusion in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers are selected for this distinction.

In 2016, Dana was named one of the Top 20 Immigration lawyers in Brooklyn by Expertise.com

Publications and Presentations

Panelist, Cap-subject H-1B Visa: Significant Influence on Workers, Wages and Employment Process, The Knowledge Group (December 2016)

Speaker, Immigration Law for International Entrepreneurs, Interpreneurship Seminar Series, The New School (April 2016)

Co-Author, "How to Go Solo From Big Law," The Lawyerist (February 2016)

Guest Speaker, Taking Your Project from Idea to Success, Interpreneurship Seminar Series, The New School (April 2015)

Panelist, Entrepreneurship & Business Immigration Law, Interpreneurship Seminar Series, The New School (March 2015)

Pro Bono

Attorney Mentor for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Citizenship Day

Assisted clients in obtaining asylum based on a well-founded fear of persecution

Bar Admission

New York                                             

New Jersey (inactive)

Education

St. John's University, School of Law, J.D.

Brooklyn College, B.A., Cum Laude

Best Immigration
Lawyers in
Brooklyn
2016
 
Sarah Schroeder

Sarah A. Schroeder

Partner

Phone: +1 (718) 215-9631
Email: sschroeder@ds-immigration.com

Sarah has extensive experience handling a broad spectrum of business immigration matters, specializing in complex immigration issues, including visa petitions requiring knowledge of complex corporate business structures and visas for investors and entrepreneurs (including E nonimmigrant visas and EB-5 petitions). Prior to founding D&S, Sarah practiced in the fields of corporate, investor, and family immigration law at a large global corporate immigration firm, representing corporate and individual clients within a variety of industries including finance, technology, business, fashion, and the arts.  Sarah’s experience includes preparing all types of temporary and short-term work visas (H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, R-1, J-1, H-3, E-1, E-2, E-3, B-1 in lieu of H-1B, H-1B1), PERM Labor Certifications, and permanent residence petitions and applications (employment-based, family-based, and petitions for immigrant investors under the EB- 5 Investor Visa program). Sarah has also successfully counseled clients requiring nonimmigrant and immigrant waivers of inadmissibility and assisted clients in filing applications for naturalization.  Prior to entering private practice, Sarah served as an immigration law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

American Bar Association (ABA), Immigration Litigation Committee, Programs Chair 2011-2013

Awards

Sarah was selected for inclusion in the 2016 New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers are selected for this distinction.

Publications and Presentations

Co-Editor, The EB-5 Book (2016-2017 Edition)

Speaker, Immigration Law for International Entrepreneurs, Interpreneurship Seminar Series, The New School (April 2016)

Co-Author, "How to Go Solo From Big Law," The Lawyerist (February 2016)

Panelist, Launching Your Project: Incubators & Investments, Interpreneurship Seminar Series, The New School (May 2015)

Guest Speaker, Taking Your Project from Idea to Success, Interpreneurship Seminar Series, The New School (April 2015)

Panelist, Entrepreneurship & Business Immigration Law, Interpreneurship Seminar Series, The New School (March 2015)

Co-author, EB-5 China Retrogression: Considerations for Investors and Regional Centers, in The EB-5 Book (Matt Gordon et. al. eds., 2015)

Panel Moderator, What Relief is Available to Your Client: How to Structure Plea Deals to Minimize the Negative Immigration Impact of the Ultimate Conviction, American Bar Association 2013 Section Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois (April 2013)

Pro Bono

Represented clients in defensive asylum proceedings before the Immigration Court.

Referral Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Bar Admission

New York

Education

American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.

McGill University, Montreal, B.A., Joint Honors