Within Sports and Entertainment Immigration, there exist a variety of visa classifications that can be utilized, and one of the less frequent categories of permanent residence (a/k/a “green cards”) is the EB-5 classification. Intended for individuals who wish to enter the U.S. as permanent residents by way of a substantial investment, it may be useful to a wide range of disciplines and industries. However, because of the degree of scrutiny applied to the EB-5 program by the media, the SEC, USCIS, and many other outlets, it is imperative that the practitioner who attempts to utilize this category of green card application be well aware of the fundamentals. And for the practitioner who never handles immigration matters, but works with real estate developers, sports teams, hedge funds, governmental agencies or any other client that may require funding, this could prove to be an incredibly valuable program.
In this course, Michael Cataliotti, a New York City-based entertainment attorney who specializes in business immigration, entertainment transactions, and corporate governance, provides an overview of the EB-5 program from the parties involved with each application and the applicable industries to the necessary elements for a successful adjudication.
I. Identify the nature of the EB-5 program and when it may be utilized
II. Review the parties to every transaction and some of the most common client disciplines the
practitioner may encounter
III. Ascertain the fundamental elements of each application and what makes the average one stronger
Michael Cataliotti is the Principal of Cataliotti Law P.C., a law firm specializing in business immigration, entertainment transactions, and corporate governance for U.S. startups and expansions. Based in New York City, he advises individuals and companies from such industries as sports, music, fashion, film, television, art, theatre, digital media, literature, and food and beverage. In addition to working directly with petitioners, beneficiaries, and applicants, Michael is also frequently contacted by other attorneys for his advice and counsel on the best immigration option(s) available for a particular client. He is a regular contributor to the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Journal, a frequent speaker on the topics of sports and entertainment immigration, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and an active supporter of immigration reform.
Fascinating webinar & topic -- speaker is hilarious! Quirky, but very good 7 practical presenter.
INFORMATIVE PROGRAM. THANK YOU.
He was absolutely great presenter. Put him on more often.
Presenter really held my attention.
rather than reading a script, this presenter actually came off as interested in his topic a great improvement over most others
Good program. Written materials were good. Time was inadequate
This guy is a hoot. It;s like watching Saul Goodman deliver a class. Very knowledgeable speaker who gets IT across is a fun manner.
Extremely esoteric subject, but Cataliotti kept it interesting. Helpful slides.
Excellent speaker, highly knowledgeable, concise, and charismatic. Very engaging.
The presenter was very knowledgable
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