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Attorneys

Kirstin Knight

PARTNER

Knight@DahlKnight.com

Tel: 212.906.8312
Fax: 646.607.9291

EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University Law School  JD    1995
Case Western Reserve University  BA                   1991

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dahl & Knight LLP New York, NY                       Founding Partner 2021 - present

Kavanagh Dahl & Knight LLP New York, NY         Founding Partner 2013 - 2020

Kavanagh Maloney & Osnato LLP New York, NY  Partner 2007 - 2012

                                                                     Associate 2000 - 2006

Carter, Ledyard & Milburn New York, NY            Associate 1995 - 2000

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the New York Bar

Admitted to the Ohio Bar

LANGUAGES

German and Spanish
 

Beginning her career as a corporate attorney at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn on Wall Street, Kirstin has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of business and corporate matters, forming businesses, structuring transactions and negotiating and drafting complex contracts.  After joining Kavanagh Maloney & Osnato LLP in 2001, Kirstin expanded her practice to include business immigration and related compliance matters. 

 

Today, Kirstin supports clients of all sizes across a diverse array of industries based in the U.S. and abroad, advising on day-to-day legal matters and drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts ranging from non-disclosure, employment, consulting and supply agreements to mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder and joint venture agreements. 

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Attorneys

Sarah Dahl

PARTNER

Dahl@DahlKnight.com

Tel: 212.906.8326
Fax: 646.607.9291

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin  JD cum laude

University of Wisconsin  BA

1995

1993

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dahl & Knight LLP  New York, NY

Kavanagh Dahl & Knight LLP  New York, NY

Kavanagh Maloney & Osnato LLP  New York, NY

Avirom & Associates LLP  New York, NY

Founding Partner  2021 - present

Founding Partner  2013 - 2020

Associate  2003 - 2013

Associate  1996 - 2000

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the New York Bar

LANGUAGES

Spanish
 

Sarah Dahl’s two decades of experience are the foundation for her ability to guide clients through the changing and challenging landscape of business immigration law. She has crafted strategies for small businesses, educational institutions, banking entities, and multinational corporations, making it possible to put the right people in the right places for the work that needs to be done.

 

Fluent in Spanish, she brings care and precision to a wide range of cases including both non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions.  She supports clients in the preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, TN, B-1, J-1, and H-3 visa cases as well as employment-based green card cases. Sarah counsels and advises clients in complex topics including immigration law compliance and best practices, travel concerns and consular processing.   No less important has been her work with individuals and families seeking legal permanent resident status and naturalization.

 

She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1997

 

Selected publications:

  • Co-author “Visas and Work Permits for the USA,” published by the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., in English and German, sixth edition, 2009. Also published as “Visa Guide – USA” in Spanish and English by the Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 2007.

  • Co-author “Introduction to Marriage-Based Immigration”, Third Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium Handbook, 2000.

Kirstin Knight

PARTNER

Knight@DahlKnight.com

Tel: 212.906.8312
Fax: 646.607.9291

EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University Law School  JD

Case Western Reserve University  BA

1995

1991

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dahl & Knight LLP New York, NY                       Founding Partner 2021 - present

Kavanagh Dahl & Knight LLP New York, NY         Founding Partner 2013 - 2020

Kavanagh Maloney & Osnato LLP New York, NY  Partner 2007 - 2012

                                                                     Associate 2000 - 2006

Carter, Ledyard & Milburn New York, NY            Associate 1995 - 2000

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the New York Bar

Admitted to the Ohio Bar

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Beginning her career as a corporate attorney at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn on Wall Street, Kirstin has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of business and corporate matters, forming businesses, structuring transactions and negotiating and drafting complex contracts.  After joining Kavanagh Maloney & Osnato LLP in 2001, Kirstin expanded her practice to include business immigration and related compliance matters.

 

In addition to supporting companies with business and corporate matters, she helps companies and individuals navigate the increasingly complex process of obtaining temporary and permanent work authorization in the United States.  Working with human resources departments, business owners and entrepreneurs to understand their needs and advise them on their best options, Kirstin has extensive experience in the successful preparation of H-1B, L-1, O-1,  E-1, E-2, E-3, TN, B-1, J-1, and H-3 visa petitions and applications, as well as PERM-based and EB-1 green card petitions, family-based immigration and naturalization. 

 

Today, Kirstin supports clients of all sizes across a diverse array of industries based in the U.S. and abroad with respect to their day to day business, corporate and immigration matters, representing business organizations ranging from small startups and entrepreneurs to large multinational corporations. 

 

She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2006.

Joel M. Rudell

COUNSEL

Rudell@DahlKnight.com

Tel: 917.750.1081
Fax: 646.607.9291

EDUCATION

Columbia University School of Law  JD     1968

Princeton University   BA  cum laude        1965

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dahl & Knight LLP New York, NY                             Counsel  2021 - present

Kavanagh Dahl & Knight LLP New York, NY               Counsel  2013 - 2021

Kavanagh Maloney & Osnato LLP New York, NY        Partner   1990-2013    

Summit Rovins & Feldesman  New York, NY             Partner  1987 – 1990

Liebman Eulau Robinson & Perlman  New York, NY  Partner  1976-1987

Liebman Eulau Robinson & Perlman  New York, NY  Associate  1971 -1975

Kirlin Campbell & Keating  New York, NY                  Associate 1968- 1971

The range of Joel M. Rudell’s practice includes general corporate and commercial representation of domestic and international clients, real estate, labor and employment, and trusts and estates. With five decades of experience, Joel serves as counsel to Dahl & Knight LLP, counseling and supporting clients in a wide range of matters and transactions, from drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and employment contracts to handling significant acquisitions and joint ventures.   

 

He is a member of the  Association of the Bar of the City of New York and of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the New York Bar

Admitted to the North Carolina Bar