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P-Visas: Athletes and Entertainment Groups of International Renown (Update)

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Produced on September 17, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Immigration

Course Description

In this update to his original course, attorney Michael Cataliotti, 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.

Within the array of visas available for Sports and Entertainment immigration, 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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the nature of the P-visa and when it may be utilized
  2. Break down the parties to every petition
  3. Ascertain the most common potential-client disciplines the practitioner may encounter
  4. Address the varied sub-categories of P-visa classification
  5. Identify the fundamental elements of each petition
  6. Discern what makes the average petition stronger

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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.


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That was a fantastic CLE. Mr. Cattaliotti was informative and organized, while the side comments and examples made my day. Very well done, sir. I'd work with you any day.

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William S.

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