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Immigration for Sports & Entertainment Part I (Update)

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Produced on October 23, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

In 2015, there was rarely any discussion about business immigration. That has changed significantly. In a mere thirty months, we have had an array of headlines about walls, deportations, legalizing, expanding, and the like with respect to immigration matters. However, what has not changed is that there is an even more nuanced subsection of business immigration that is still rarely touched upon: sports and entertainment immigration.

In this updated course, Michael Cataliotti, a New York City-based business immigration and entertainment attorney, introduces you to sports and entertainment immigration, that fun-filled world in which international artists, musicians, athletes, and entrepreneurs seek to enter the United States. Beginning by presenting an overview of sports and entertainment immigration, Michael then transitions into the most frequently utilized nonimmigrant visa classifications, ultimately taking each one up individually.

A visa must be appropriate for both the petitioner and beneficiary, and so the type of clients the practitioner can expect to encounter is discussed, as well as considerations unique to certain industries the practitioner may encounter. This course also provides updated tips and considerations for both the private practitioner and in-house counsel.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define business immigration
  2. Identify the necessary parties and with whom there is an attorney/client relationship
  3. Understand the visa classifications applicable to the sports and entertainment industries
  4. Recognize which classifications will be most suitable to a client’s needs 
  5. Address more nuanced considerations related to specific industries

Credit Information

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Michael Cataliotti

Fisher Cataliotti P.C.

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.


Christopher M.

well done great overview

John K.

Wish I knew this in 1982 ... ;)

Jane O.

He is just soooo good!

June C.

This was wonderful in every way!

Gevork A.

good lecture

erick w.

great job

Erin B.

Great speaker!

Nicholas R.

Very much enjoy the speaker.

Frank B.

Nice job by the instructor.

Jim B.

The speaker was very engaging, entertaining and informative. Thank you!

Annette M.

One of my favorite presenters.

Scott B.

I use Lawline for all of my CLE, and this is one of the best presentations (video and supporting materials) that I've watched this year.

David D.


Kim K.

He was very good.

Steven B.

Dynamic presenter.

Jeffrey R.

Good presentation and an interesting topic

Taylor B.

Great course!

Diane K.

So happy to hear specific commentary regarding dancers!

John A.

The Best

Tracy Ann H.

that was excellent course and the attorney professor had a great sense of humor

Thaddeus B.

Good live course. Thank you for scheduling it.

John M.

good presenter

John T.

Great speaker!

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