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“Investing for Fun and Profits in the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Industries” Just Released

I am pleased to announce that my newly revised article, “Investing for Fun and Profits in the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Industries” was just published in the second edition of Immigration Options for Artists and Entertainers published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The first edition of this popular book was published back in 2007.

Although we typically think of O, P and Q visas for artists, entertainers and athletes who are tops in their fields, or “culturally unique,” my article focuses on the use of E-1 and E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor visas for those individuals not quite the crème de la crème caliber, but who may start or invest in companies that serve these industries, such as production companies, sound and digital services, costume and wig manufacturers and suppliers, lighting companies, marketing and distribution companies, theaters and venues, and many other ancillary services that make up the larger entertainment, arts and athletics industries. The article also discusses EB-5 permanent resident entrepreneur investors, i.e., those in the $500,000 or $1,000,000 club who must also create jobs for U.S. workers.