Information on RFEs for DJs and Musician Visas

Information on RFEs for DJs and Musician VisasBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC After a musician, DJ or other artist submits a visa application for U.S. work authorization, the USCIS occasionally issues a “Request For Evidence” otherwise referred to as an “RFE.” (I-797E “Notice of Action”) […]

U.S. Visas for Foreign Professional Athletes – O1 and P1 Visas

U.S. Visas for Foreign Professional Athletes – O1 and P1 VisasBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC As a result of the global sports business, professional and amateur athletic competitors travel from countries across the world to compete in sporting competitions held within the United States or […]

COVID-19 Update on Talent Visas for Entertainers, DJs, and Musicians

COVID-19 Update on Talent Visas for Entertainers, DJs, and MusiciansBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC The last two years have been unpredictable, especially for live music, concerts, nightclubs, and any other large social gathering of people in any space. However, it is important for an entertainer […]

Why An Esports Player Representative And Where They Fit In?

Esports Business: Why A Player Representative And Where They Fit In?By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Transparency is vital and so let’s start with a full disclaimer; I’m an esports player representative, so this may seem like a “pitch”, which in a way it undoubtedly is. However it is also meant to spotlight persistent misconceptions that […]

Business and Legal Tips for NBA 2K League and Professional Gamers

Esports Law: Business and Legal Tips for NBA 2K League and Professional Esports Players and GamersBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. The global esports phenomenon is growing in the United States. Players from around the world are With the launch of the NBA 2K league several years ago, 102 of the world’s top NBA 2K players earned […]

What the E-2 Treaty Investor Needs to Know About Trademark Protection

What the E-2 Treaty Investor Needs to Know About Brand and Trademark ProtectionBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC Investing in a new or existing enterprise in the United States can be an advantageous proposition. As the E-2 Investor is well aware, having a company with a […]

Some Additional Legal Considerations For A Small Business Owner

Business Law: Some Additional Legal Considerations For A Small Business Owner By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Building off the initial piece, this article explores some additional available legal protections that small business owners might consider when starting or operating an existing company. While this is not an exhaustive list, it is meant to explore a […]