What happens to the student visas for Bosnian basketball player Dusan Neskovic, his three other foreign-born Dartmouth teammates, and thousands of other international NCAA athletes if they are deemed employees? “It is going to be a disaster,” said Ksenia Maiorova, Partner at Green and Spiegel. U.S. Practice Director, Jonathan Grode, adds, “If you are remaking them as employees, there is not a lot of optionality available for foreign athletes. It creates a challenging juxtaposition, and this is already playing out within the NIL scenario with no resolution.”




  • Jonathan A. Grode

    Jonathan Grode serves as the U.S. Practice Director and Managing Partner for the Firm.

  • Ksenia Maiorava

    Ksenia Maiorova is a Partner in Green and Spiegel’s Orlando office. With more than 15 years of legal experience, Ksenia is recognized as one of the nation’s leading specialists in sports immigration and has vast experience representing athletes, coaches, and other sports industry professionals in connection with their applications for visas and permanent resident status.

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