|Release Date: 06/30/2020|
The new, third edition of Immigration Options for Artists, Entertainers, and Athletes provides an in-depth analysis of the laws and procedures governing visa options for foreign-national artists, entertainers, and athletes. The book brings together articles by many of today’s leading practitioners in the field of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for clients in the creative and performing arts, with an expanded treatment of issues specific to athletics. In addition to a comprehensive discussion of O and P visas, you will find in-depth analysis of the many discrete topics bearing on representation of artists, entertainers, and athletes, including:
- The use of the E-1 and E-2 categories for entrepreneurial clients who can invest in businesses in the arts, entertainment, and sports industries
- Other alternatives to O and P visas, such as Q, B visas, and the Visa Waiver Program
- Consular processing
- Representation of celebrities who face inadmissibility and/or removability issues
- Current information on U.S. tax requirements for nonresident artists and athletes who are earning money in the United States
- Schedule A, Group II category for bypassing labor certification and seek permanent residence
- Transitioning your clients from O-1 to EB-1
- Representation of clients in the esports arena
- How to handle interruptions in the client’s itinerary due to strikes or pandemics
- The effect of the public charge rule on athletes
With a wealth of practical tips and tactical advice, this new edition is an indispensable guide for practitioners growing a practice representing artists, entertainers, and athletes as well as more seasoned practitioners interested in the latest developments in the field.
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Catherine L. Haight is the founding member of Haight Law Group, PC in Marina del Rey, CA. She has been practicing immigration law since 1989, specializing in business, entertainment, and sports-related cases. Ms. Haight obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. She has authored numerous published articles on such subjects as PERM, H-1B visas, L-1 visas, and the immigration consequences of business mergers and acquisitions. She has been the invited speaker at numerous conferences and seminars on such subjects as sports and entertainment visas, legal ethics, and employer sanctions law.
Ksenia A. Maiorova received her Juris Doctor degree from the Berkeley School of Law in 2007. She is the Managing Partner of Maiorova Law Group, PLLC, based in Orlando, where she focuses her practice on immigration solutions for professional athletes and other sports industry professionals, as well as provides consulting services to attorneys. She is the founder and conference chair of the AILA Central Florida annual Sports Immigration Law Conference, the nation’s first CLE conference dedicated exclusively to sports immigration. Ksenia is a frequent speaker on sports immigration and extraordinary ability at various national conferences. She has been featured as a subject matter expert in national and international media. Ksenia is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, is rated Superb (10/10) by Avvo, and has been recognized as one of the Best Immigration Attorneys in Orlando by Expertise.com. She is a former member of the board of directors and the current chair of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for AILA’s Central Florida Chapter.
Richard Tashjian has been practicing immigration law since 1985, with a focus on entertainment and sports. He worked closely with John Brown (drafter) and Larry Weinig (Deputy Commissioner of Adjudications) on the drafts of the O & P regulations and 1994 technical amendments. Mr. Tashjian’s firm, the Tashjian Law Group in Glendale, CA, is outside counsel to a number of major studios and entertainment agencies. Mr. Tashjian is a member of the California, DC, and Massachusetts bars.