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o-1 approval secured for andrei alekseev, artists relations & music partnerships executive

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 Extraordinary Ability visa classification on behalf of Mr. Andrei Alekseev, an internationally renowned Artist Relations & Music Partnerships Executive.

In a stellar career spanning more than 15 years, Mr. Andrei Alekseev (also known as Andrey Alekseev) has established himself as a pioneer in the entertainment industry in Belarus and one of the most influential promoters of concerts, live music festivals and tours for nationally and internationally renowned artists and performers including for example Cirque du Soleil, 30 Seconds to Mars, Elton John, Linkin Park, and Depeche Mode, to name a few. In recognition of his extraordinary work, he has been repeatedly interviewed as an expert in the entertainment industry by leading publications in Belarus.

In addition, many of the events that he has promoted have experienced commercial and critical success.  It has been our Firm’s honor to work with and represent Mr. Alekseev.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets three of the evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty six years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

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