Sports & Immigration Attorney, Jordan Butler, Secures P-1 Visa for International Athlete Dia Evtimova

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Jordan Butler, a partner in the Las Vegas office practicing litigation and sports immigration, successfully petitioned for a P-1 "international recognition" visa on behalf of professional tennis player Dia Evtimova.  USCIS granted the maximum initial five-year period requested without a request for evidence (RFE). The P-1 classification applies to TO athletes coming into the U.S. temporarily to perform at a specific athletic competition at an internationally recognized level of performance.

 Ms. Evtimova is a professional tennis player from Bulgaria competing on the WTA and ITF Tour.  As an amateur, Ms. Evitmova was a top international junior player ranked No. 1 in Europe ahead of the likes of Maria Sharapova.  Ms. Evtimova's professional career includes appearances at the sport's grand slams; numerous nominations to Bulgaria's Fed Cup Team, where her 15 international victories ranks her second all-time in the country; and, several ITF titles in singles and doubles.

The P-1 visa will allow Ms. Evtimova to now train and reside in the U.S. while continuing to compete on tour and in U.S.-based professional tournaments.

Las Vegas Litigation & Sports Immigration Attorney Jordan Butler Promoted to Partner

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 Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP is pleased to announce that Jordan Butler has been promoted to partner in the firm's litigation department.

Mr. Butler is based in the firm's Las Vegas office.

"Jordan has made significant contributions to the firm, from his achievements as a litigator in the areas of employment law, class actions, commercial litigation and community association law, to his unique understanding of sports immigration law from the perspective of being a former Division I college tennis athlete. We are proud to welcome him to the partnership," said Managing Partner, Michael Wolf. "We look forward to his continued success at the firm."

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