Within Sports and Entertainment Immigration, there exist a variety of visa classifications that can be utilized, and one of the less frequent, but often times overlooked, is the E classification. Intended for individuals who either engage in trade with the U.S. or are actively investing (or seeking to invest) in the U.S., because of the wide-range of disciplines to which it is applicable, it should exist in the back of the practitioner’s mind as being a possible visa for an international client. However, because of the degree of scrutiny applied to E-visa petitions by USCIS or perhaps the respective embassy/consulate abroad (another method of application that we have not yet discussed), the practitioner should also be well aware of the hurdles in place to a successful outcome of the petition.
In this course, Michael Cataliotti, a New York City-based business immigration and entertainment attorney, provides an overview of the E-visa from the parties involved with each petition and the different sub-categories to the necessary elements for a successful adjudication.
I. Identify the nature of the E-visa and when it may be utilized
II. Review the parties to every petition and some of the most common potential-client disciplines the practitioner may encounter
III. Ascertain the fundamental elements of each petition and what makes the average petition stronger
Michael Cataliotti, Esq. is an attorney who has worked with and advised businesses from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, as well as prominent athletes, artists, entertainers, and entrepreneurs, such as international media conglomerates, BMG North America, Music at Work B.V., Lena Erziak, CB Insights, BotFactory Inc., Al Jazeera America, and TextIQ.
A graduate of Hofstra University and St. John’s University School of Law, Michael specializes in advising individuals and entities from such industries as sports, music, fashion, film, television, art, sciences, and technology about how to reach their respective corporate and immigration goals.
Michael is admitted to practice in New York and is a regular contributor to the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal; a faculty member at Lawline CLE; a frequent speaker on the topics of corporate transactions, sports and entertainment immigration, and entrepreneurship; a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where he is an active participant on several committees; and was most recently recognized as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” in 2018. He is frequently contacted by other attorneys for advice and guidance regarding complex business immigration matters and corporate structuring.
Excellent presenter, very interesting material.
Again, this guy is great!
Well done. A good primer.
Great, entertaining and interesting.
The instructor is engaging and I found that I learned quite a bit from him and the materials.
meaty and to the point
Great course! Not over complicated but, assumed enough prior knowledge/experience to make it interesting and informative.
Good seminar. The wrtten materials were very good.
Excellent speaker, engaging! Thank you
One of the best speakers
Very interesting and timely course.
Engaging speaker- made the topic interesting.
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