Immigration Options for Artists & Entertainers (2d Edition) (.PDF)

Immigration Options for Artists & Entertainers (2d Edition) (.PDF)

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Release Date3/1/14
Length173 pages

Immigration Options for Artists and Entertainers, now in its second edition, provides an in-depth analysis of the laws and procedures governing visa options for foreign-national artists, entertainers, and athletes. As part of "AILA's Occupational Guidebook Series," the book comprises practice tips and comprehensive advice covering:

  • Traditional status (Os & Ps) and less commonly used visa categories for individuals, bands, groups, and ensembles
  • The use of the E-1, E-2, and EB-5 categories for investors in the arts, entertainment, and sports industries (private museums, theaters, racetracks)
  • Representation of celebrities who face inadmissibility and/or removability issues
  • The O visa for unusual artists and entertainers
  • Strategies and advice on ancillary laws governing employment eligibility verification and taxation
  • Current (2013) information on U.S. tax requirements for nonresident artists who are earning money in the United States
  • Schedule A, Group II category for bypassing labor certification and seek permanent residence
  • and more!

"By way of example, readers will gain guidance on such detailed topics as the strategic use of the P-1 visa within the Big Four of our major U.S. sports leagues and in the development leagues and amateur leagues. Additionally, readers will be able to reflect on the often tricky issues of deportability and inadmissibility involving foreign-national celebrities. Also contained within are informative articles on a variety of related topics, ranging from consular processing issues and potential roadblocks for artists, entertainers, and athletes to immigrant visa options for those foreign nationals looking to invest in sports, entertainment, and the arts."
-Editor, Rob Seiger

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Robert C. Seiger (Editor) is a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, and Stewart, P.C. Mr. Seiger is the chair of the Sports and Entertainment Practice Group for the firm. His practice surrounds the representation of employers in all aspects of immigration law and compliance. This includes representing employers in matters ranging from assisting employers with visa and permanent resident status for employees to developing a comprehensive immigration law compliance strategy. Mr. Seiger additionally has significant, specific experience assisting clients in the sports industry. He serves as outside immigration counsel to several National Hockey League franchises and additionally represents clients in professional football, baseball, soccer, and golf. He also represents the athletic departments of a number of colleges and universities in immigration and related compliance issues for their foreign athletes.

Peter L. Ashman (Associate Editor) has a solo practice with offices in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He received his B.A. in 1981 from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1985. He has been an active member of AILA for more than 20 years and has served as chair of the Nevada Chapter, on the AILA Board of Governors, and on the American Immigration Council Board of Trustees. He is a frequent speaker at AILA National and regional conferences. Mr. Ashman was the 2006 AILA Advocacy Award recipient. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the ACLU-Nevada Chapter. He is married with two children and speaks fluent Thai and Mandarin.

Leigh N. Ganchan (Associate Editor) is a shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., in Houston. She is board-certified in Texas in immigration and nationality law and has received rankings in Chambers USA. Her employment-based immigration practice features representation of professionals in a wide variety of technical and professional fields and also includes foreign nationals in the arts, entertainment, and sports fields. Ms. Ganchan was one of the founding officers of the State Bar of Texas Immigration Law Section and is the past chair for the section. Ms. Ganchan is a former legacy INS assistant district counsel.