Within Sports and Entertainment Immigration, there exist a variety of visa classifications that can be utilized. L classification is frequently utilized in this sector by production companies, fashion houses, hotels, and countless other entities across industries. As a result, it is unequivocally, one of the more frequently utilized classifications for executives and managers. Broken down into two primary subclasses that cater directly to these types of beneficiaries – there are others, however, which we will discuss as well – it is important for the practitioner who handles immigration, entertainment, or corporate work, to have a basic understanding of this sought after status. Understanding the fundamentals will allow the attorney to advise properly the executive who must coordinate logistics for the development of a new office; the manager who needs to oversee the development of a new division; or the individual with specialized knowledge who the company needs to train a new group of hires in the U.S.
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 L-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 L-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. Understand the varied sub-categories of L-visa classification
IV. 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.
Very good lecture.
very practical, the speaker is on point and eloquent.
Presenter is really outstanding. Very clear and easy to understand.
This speaker was really articulate and organized. He was clearly knowledgeable about his area of practice; and focused on the salient points.
It was great !
very clear easy t understand informative
Highly recommend course.
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