Michael Cataliotti

Hello and welcome!

I am an entertainment attorney who specializes in three areas of law: Business Immigration, and both Corporate and Entertainment Transactions.

At the center of my practice is serving as an immigration attorney for artists, entertainers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and the entities that manage or employ them. My knowledge in this area covers industries from music, fashion, film, television, and visual arts, to journalism, architecture, engineering, healthcare, business, sports, stage- and live-performance, food and beverage, and many others. As a result, I am often aware of the current trends that can have an impact on how we prepare a petition for non-immigrant or immigrant (a “green card”) status. Because of experience, I am frequently contacted by other attorneys, HR managers, and executives regarding their immigration-related matters.

In addition to serving as an immigration attorney, I am often sought as Counsel to individuals, and international-and-domestic start-ups and expansions about their corporate and entertainment transactions that include: employing or managing artists or entertainers; transferring or managing license, distribution, publishing, and/or performance rights; and forming and organizing a corporate entity with multiple members, shareholders, investors.

Apart from counseling clients, I am a frequent speaker on start-up development and business immigration, a regular contributor to the NYSBA’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal for which I write about sports and entertainment immigration, am a lecturer at Lawline.com where I provide 60-minute seminars about business immigration and corporate governance, and have contributed to and been quoted in Forbes Magazine.

If you have an immigration-related question or concern, or are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss an immigration, corporate, or entertainment matter, then please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone and we can coordinate a time. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for visiting!

Admissions:

New York
New Jersey
Southern District of New York

Publications:

Keng, Cameron, How Foreign Entrepreneurs Struggle to Start Companies and Hire Americans, Forbes Magazine, August 12, 2015 (Michael was quoted in and contributed to the article’s content).

A copy of this article is available here.

Cataliotti, Michael, Sports Immigration: Round 3 – Executives and Professionals, 26 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 3 (2015).

Cataliotti, Michael, Sports Immigration: Amateurs, College Athletes, and Administrative Staff, 26 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent,, Arts & Sports L. J. 2 (2015).

Cataliotti, Michael, Sports Immigration, 26 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 1 (2015).

Cataliotti, Michael, Entertainment Immigration: The Employment-Based Immigrant Visa for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability, 25 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 3 (2014).

Cataliotti, Michael, Entertainment Immigration: An Introduction to Employment-Based Immigrant Visas, 25 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 2 (2014).

Cataliotti, Michael, Entertainment Immigration: Skilled Workers and Models, 25 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 1 (2014).

Cataliotti, Michael, Entertainment Immigration: Visas for International Artists, Entrepreneurs, and Corporate Entities, 24 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 3 (2013).

Cataliotti, Michael, The Intersection of Immigration and Entertainment Law, 24 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 2 (2013).

Presentations:

International House, Your Career: Working in the U.S., Information session focusing on the O-visa and its versatility, as well as other employment-based non-immigrant visa options for foreign-born students in the U.S., October 8, 2015, New York, NY.

Graduate Workers of Columbia University, OPT STEM Extension Information Session, September 18, 2015, New York, NY.

A video of this event is available here.

Columbia University – Entrepreneurship, Business Immigration for Entrepreneurs, New York, NY.

FWD.us, Brooklyn Tech Panel, November 6, 2013, Brooklyn, NY.

NYU Young Democrats, Immigration Reform, October 17, 2013, New York, NY.

FWD.us, NYC Tech Panel for Immigration Reform, September 5, 2013, New York, NY

New York Foundation for the Arts, Sustainability as an Artist-Dance Intensive, Brief overview of intellectual property, copyright, and dance companies, June 9, 2013, Brooklyn, NY.

Memberships:

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
NYSBA Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section

Please feel free to contact me or ask a question anytime!

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Michael Cataliotti

Hello and welcome!

I am an entertainment attorney who specializes in three areas of law: Business Immigration, and both Corporate and Entertainment Transactions.

At the center of my practice is serving as an immigration attorney for artists, entertainers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and the entities that manage or employ them. My knowledge in this area covers industries from music, fashion, film, television, and visual arts, to journalism, architecture, engineering, healthcare, business, sports, stage- and live-performance, food and beverage, and many others. As a result, I am often aware of the current trends that can have an impact on how we prepare a petition for non-immigrant or immigrant (a “green card”) status. Because of experience, I am frequently contacted by other attorneys, HR managers, and executives regarding their immigration-related matters.

In addition to serving as an immigration attorney, I am often sought as Counsel to individuals, and international-and-domestic start-ups and expansions about their corporate and entertainment transactions that include: employing or managing artists or entertainers; transferring or managing license, distribution, publishing, and/or performance rights; and forming and organizing a corporate entity with multiple members, shareholders, investors.

Apart from counseling clients, I am a frequent speaker on start-up development and business immigration, a regular contributor to the NYSBA’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal for which I write about sports and entertainment immigration, am a lecturer at Lawline.com where I provide 60-minute seminars about business immigration and corporate governance, and have contributed to and been quoted in Forbes Magazine.

If you have an immigration-related question or concern, or are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss an immigration, corporate, or entertainment matter, then please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone and we can coordinate a time. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for visiting!

Admissions:

New York
New Jersey
Southern District of New York

Publications:

Keng, Cameron, How Foreign Entrepreneurs Struggle to Start Companies and Hire Americans, Forbes Magazine, August 12, 2015 (Michael was quoted in and contributed to the article’s content).

A copy of this article is available here.

Cataliotti, Michael, Sports Immigration: Round 3 – Executives and Professionals, 26 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 3 (2015).

Cataliotti, Michael, Sports Immigration: Amateurs, College Athletes, and Administrative Staff, 26 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent,, Arts & Sports L. J. 2 (2015).

Cataliotti, Michael, Sports Immigration, 26 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 1 (2015).

Cataliotti, Michael, Entertainment Immigration: The Employment-Based Immigrant Visa for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability, 25 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 3 (2014).

Cataliotti, Michael, Entertainment Immigration: An Introduction to Employment-Based Immigrant Visas, 25 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 2 (2014).

Cataliotti, Michael, Entertainment Immigration: Skilled Workers and Models, 25 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 1 (2014).

Cataliotti, Michael, Entertainment Immigration: Visas for International Artists, Entrepreneurs, and Corporate Entities, 24 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 3 (2013).

Cataliotti, Michael, The Intersection of Immigration and Entertainment Law, 24 N.Y.S.B.A. Ent., Arts & Sports L. J. 2 (2013).

Presentations:

International House, Your Career: Working in the U.S., Information session focusing on the O-visa and its versatility, as well as other employment-based non-immigrant visa options for foreign-born students in the U.S., October 8, 2015, New York, NY.

Graduate Workers of Columbia University, OPT STEM Extension Information Session, September 18, 2015, New York, NY.

A video of this event is available here.

Columbia University – Entrepreneurship, Business Immigration for Entrepreneurs, New York, NY.

FWD.us, Brooklyn Tech Panel, November 6, 2013, Brooklyn, NY.

NYU Young Democrats, Immigration Reform, October 17, 2013, New York, NY.

FWD.us, NYC Tech Panel for Immigration Reform, September 5, 2013, New York, NY

New York Foundation for the Arts, Sustainability as an Artist-Dance Intensive, Brief overview of intellectual property, copyright, and dance companies, June 9, 2013, Brooklyn, NY.

Memberships:

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
NYSBA Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section

Please feel free to contact me or ask a question anytime!

Quick Contact Details

Do you require entry to the US in 60 days or less? (required)