2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

U.S. Immigration Attorney Mentor Session

Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. This Mentor Session specifically focuses on immigration options for international musicians and industry professionals. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before the session occurs, there will be a limited number of time slots available for sign up at the panel. You can still sign up in person if slots are available.

Sharon Brenner: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/461
Jonathan Ginsburg: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/462
Laya Kushner: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/463
Linda Rose: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/464


Jonathan Ginsburg


Fettmann Ginsburg PC


Laya Kushner


Kushner And Kushner PC


Linda Rose

Atty & Musician

Rose Immigration Law Firm PLC

Linda Rose is a noted immigration attorney based in Nashville, TN. She is consistently cited as one of Tennessee's top attorneys and is listed in U.S. News and World Report among the best attorneys. She is also a musician. She plays vibraphone and the African xylophone and leads the jazz ensemble RoseOnVibes Quintet.


Sharon Brenner


Surowitz Immigration PC

Sharon Brenner has worked in various sectors of immigration law since 2004. She is well-versed in visa matters for creatives, and has spoken on the topic on numerous occasions. Just a few of her diverse clientele in this area have included renowned musicians, film industry professionals, fashion designers, fine artists, chefs, graphic designers, photographers and more.

Sharon also represents clients in business-related immigration matters, from individuals to startups to established businesses, and has spoken at coworking and incubator spaces about U.S. immigration options for startups and entrepreneurs. Sharon’s work additionally includes family-based immigration, asylum, and naturalization.

Sharon is a member of the California Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She holds B.A. degrees in African History and International Relations from the University of California, Davis. She also studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and New York University’s program in Paris, France.

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