Within Sports and Entertainment Immigration, there exist a variety of visa classifications that can be utilized. The most exclusive of those classifications is the O, intended for individuals of extraordinary ability. Because of the wide-range of disciplines to which it is applicable, it should exist in the back of the practitioner’s mind as being a possible visa for an international client. However, due to the degree of scrutiny applied to O-visa petitions by USCIS, the practitioner should also be well aware of the hurdles in place to a successful outcome of the petition.
In this course, Michael Cataliotti, a New York City-based business immigration and entertainment attorney, provides an overview of the O-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 O-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. Ascertain the fundamental elements of each petition and what makes the average petition 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.
Michael is your best speaker for immigration
Excellent presentation and great delivery!
Really like this guy. Funny and engaging.
Really excellent teacher and an enjoyable class. Lots of good practical advice, not just theory. I appreciate that.
Solid information on visas. Will be using this for training.
great presentation of an important topic in the law
The slides were very helpful in understanding this course
Excellent, engaging presenter.
The deliverer used humor well in his presentation of a very dry subject.
I really liked Michael's presentation style and the way he wove examples/descriptors into his discussion.
I like this instructor very much!
Clear and just good stuff
great stuff here; gracias
very useful and practical
Great speaker! Clear, easy to understand, entertaining...and good content. Thanks!
very helpful and educative
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