david amar

Attorney at Law, Associate


David Amar focuses his practice at CoveyLaw on preparing O and P visa petitions within the firm’s performing arts division. As a Canadian citizen, he has first-hand experience negotiating the U.S. immigration process. David has worked in various facets of entertainment, IP and employment law, where he has advised entities ranging from independent musicians, to a major publishing corporation, to an early-stage tech startup. He has provided pro bono services to his local food cooperative, and with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

David is also a multi-instrumentalist who has performed in various ensembles in Vancouver, Toronto, and New York, and was a professional chef before moving to Brooklyn.

David holds a B.A. from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he was published in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. He is admitted to the New York State Bar.

He has presented on visa issues facing performing artists at Mondo Music NYC (US), Manitoba Music’s January Music Meeting (CA), the NYC Bar Association (US),  Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival (SA), The BAT Centre (SA), The Music Imbizo (SA), and at Nyege Nyege Festival (UG).


Contact: david@covey.law