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 and 2017 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