Immigration Procedures Author

Jonathan Ginsburg ( is a principal in the law firm of Fettmann Ginsburg PC, a law firm specializing in business matters and U.S. immigration and nationality law. The firm's immigration practice centers around obtaining work-related immigrant and nonimmigrant benefits for a wide array of business clientele, with special emphasis on immigration matters relating to the arts, entertainment, motion picture and television productions and athletics. In 1991, Mr. Ginsburg served as counsel to the broad arts and entertainment coalition formed in response to threats posed by the Immigration Act of 1990, and he is an expert on the O and P nonimmigrant visa provisions together with their permanent residence counterparts. He has written numerous articles and lectured widely on the subject. Mr. Ginsburg is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University (B.A., 1973) and his law degree from Stanford University (J.D., 1976).

Tax Requirements Authors

The third edition of Artists from Abroad is written by:
Robyn Guilliams ( is a principal with the law firm of Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.  Her practice is concentrated in the fields of arts and entertainment, including music, arts administration, artist and arts management, non-profit arts organizations, copyright, trademark, licensing, and tax issues relating to foreign artists. Ms. Guilliams has an extensive background in the arts. Her professional career has included positions with the League of American Orchestras, the Richmond Symphony, the William Morris Agency, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she served as the Assistant Artistic Administrator for the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Guilliams is a member of the New York State Bar, the Virginia Bar, and the District of Columbia Bar.  In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Guilliams also serves as Managing Director of GoldsteinGuilliams International LLC.

The second edition of Artists from Abroad was co-authored by:

Albert J. Schibani is in practice of law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Alabama, concentrating primarily on various aspects of tax and business law including income and estate tax treaty interpretation and application. He has extensive experience in international tax law and has been engaged as a tax consultant in Russia, Republic of Georgia, Vietnam, Kosovo, and Egypt. For 20 years, Mr. Schibani was an international tax law specialist for the Internal Revenue Service. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama (B.A. 1968), his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D. 1974), and his advanced law degree in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center (L.L.M. 1979).

Peter V. Kotsatos is the President and CEO of Touchlantic International Entertainment, a consulting firm in the tax and immigration fields for nonresident alien entertainers, musicians, and athletes on dependent/independent personal appearance tours in the United States. Mr. Kotsatos has 10 years experience as a revenue officer with the Internal Revenue Service, specializing in the domestic and international divisions. He received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University (B.A. 1973) and conducted graduate studies at the School of International Service at American University.

The second edition of the tax portion of Artists from Abroad is based on original text by Craig Etter.