Immigration P-1 Visas

P-1 Visas for eSports Professionals

The immigration attorneys at Gatzke Dillon & Ballance take a proactive approach when counseling eSports organizations on visa issues. Our lawyers guide clients through the entire immigration process and advise clients to prepare forms and documents to best avoid visa delays. In 2013, the USCIS began to approve P-1 petitions for eSports players, professionals and support staff. This enables those with approved P-1 visas to work in the U.S. for up to 5 years and perform for payment and/or prize money in the U.S.

Reaching an Early Resolution

The lawyers working in our immigration practice group focus on resolving visa issues as early as possible. Our firm recognizes that the costs associated with lengthy delays can be substantial and that failure to acquire a visa can seriously disrupt eSports organizations. We focus on avoiding issues by working closely with the employer and applicant to get the visa application done right the first time. GDB strives to provide efficient and cost-effective immigration services for our clients.

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Dedicated and Experienced Legal Team

Gatzke Dillon & Ballance has the resources and knowledge necessary to successfully advise and defend eSports clients facing a vast array of claims. The attorneys at our firm have a keen understanding of the unique laws and regulations governing the eSports industry and we are very familiar with how eSports teams, leagues, organizations and other eSports companies run and operate. Our legal professionals stay on top of legal trends and emerging issues affecting the eSports industry and we keep our clients apprised of important developments that may impact their operations.

Our attorneys work with clients to develop effective defense strategies that settle their cases as quickly and economically as possible. To that end, we focus on resolving claims through negotiation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. When a case cannot be settled in this manner, we are ready to vigorously defend our clients at all stages of the litigation process. Our attorneys are skilled trial lawyers with decades of experience representing clients before federal and state courts and administrative bodies, including all levels of appeals.

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We will fight for you and work with you – whether you are a small startup or a leader in eSports, we will protect your brand, draft and negotiate contracts, build your business, and secure P-1 visas