Matthew T. Galati and Ayanna Y. London, members of Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration & Compliance Group, recently spoke at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City on Jan. 29, 2015, regarding visa options for professionals and entrepreneurs in the arts.

Galati, an associate with the firm, led the presentation that covered immigration basics, proposed 2015 reforms, nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options, and EB-5 investment. All content was designed for professionals in the arts. Galati focuses much of his practice on representing students seeking employment and investor-based visas, especially for individuals seeking extraordinary ability classification and working in startups. He is well-versed in issues impacting foreign students, including CPT/OPT, maintenance of status, and transitioning to other visa classifications. Galati is also experienced in advising individuals regarding investment-based permanent residence, known as EB-5. He is in Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office.

The Manhattan School of Music, a premiere international conservatory, was founded in 1917. It is now home to 900 students from over 40 countries.