Within Sports and Entertainment Immigration, there exist a variety of visa classifications that can be utilized. The P-visa, is by far, one of the most frequently utilized classifications for athletes and entertainers. Broken down into two primary subclasses that cater directly to these two types of beneficiaries - among others, which will also be discussed - it is important for the practitioner who handles immigration, entertainment, or even corporate work to have a basic understanding of this sought-after status. Understanding the fundamentals will allow the attorney to advise properly the athlete trying to make training day, the music group needing to rehearse in preparation for the big tour, or the venue owner/booking agent seeking talent.
In this course, Michael Cataliotti, a New York City-based business immigration and entertainment attorney, provides an overview of the P-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 P-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 P-visa classification
IV. 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.
again excellent. great instructor
very interesting, comprehensive briefing by expert atty
Good presentation; knowledgeable and effective speaker
very interesting topic and excellent speaker
Interesting and informative.
As usual with this presenter, the written materials helped a lot.
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Excellent presentation on an intricate subject. Enjoyed MIchael's enthusiastic delivery and well-thought out delivery and guidance.
I would like to see a follow-up course on the subject.
Amazingly well organized, presented and even a little humor. Best law line presenter by far.
entertainng & ninformative
very helpful and informative
helpful if you represent collegiate athletes.
Engaging speaker! Potentially dry content was compelling.
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