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, 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.
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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