While immigration has been a hot topic for the last several years, the discussion around business immigration has been sporadic and focused on “tech” jobs or those under H-1B. There is, however, an even more nuanced subsection of business immigration that is so rarely touched upon: arts and entertainment immigration.
In this program, attorney Michael Cataliotti introduces you to U.S. immigration policy and practices for international artists, entertainers, and entrepreneurs who seek to enter the United States. Beginning by presenting an overview of arts and entertainment immigration, Michael then transitions into the most frequently utilized non-immigrant visa classifications, ultimately taking each one up individually. Of course, 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 will also provide tips and considerations for both private practitioners and in-house counsel, as well as suggestions for governmental reviewers, adjudicators, and auditors.
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.