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With our specialized knowledge of the different artistic fields, we are able to represent clients from around the world and across creative industries. If you’re looking for a personalized relationship with a passionate and dedicated artist visa lawyer in NYC, let’s talk.


Employment Visas

Employment Green Cards

Family Petitions

VAWA-Humanitarian Visas


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Trademark Applications

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    Yao Law Group represents international and national artists and creative professionals to provide customized legal services. Whether you are looking for an o1 visa lawyer in NYC to help you obtain the visa you need for your craft or to provide you legal assistance with the business side of your art, we can help. Our law firm is here to help you handle the legal side of your art so you can focus on attaining your creative and artistic goals.

    We help with the typical legal needs of artists, including artist visas, artist green cards, contract & deal making in the arts and entertainment industries, and trademark & brand protection. Our knowledge ranges across multiple industries, cultures and legal traditions, allowing us to help artists from an array of disciplines.

    If you’re looking for an o1 visa lawyer in NYC that is invested in your success, look no further.


    Elektra B. Yao

    Elektra B. Yao, Esq. is the founder and principal attorney at Yao Law Group law firm dedicated to international and domestic artists. Elektra earned her Bachelor’s Degree...

    Stephania Diaz

    Adriana (Stephania) Diaz earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from CUNY Queens College, one of the highest, nationally ranked institutions in the United States. As a member…

    Valeria Ostorga

    Valeria Ostorga is a first-generation college student seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Metropolitan Studies at New York University. Valeria ...

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    General Immigration and Removal Defense Services​

    Elektra can help you with:

    • Adjustment of Status
    • Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals
    • Asylum Applications
    • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents & Permanent Residents
    • Family Petitions
    • Naturalization
    • Removal Defense
    • Visa Applications for Crime Victims or Battered Spouses
    • Waivers Due to Allegations of Fraud

    Do not wait to become legal in the US or bring your family over.

    Your immigration journey starts now.

    Artist Visas and
    Artist Green Cards

    Elektra Yao is an artist visa lawyer in NYC and NJ that assists artists with extraordinary ability or achievements, artists coming to be part of a culturally unique program, or artists who represent a foreign information media outlet. Our office works with performers, actors, dancers, photographers, filmmakers, visual artists, and more. No matter your creative industry, we can help.

    Contracts and Deal Making in the Entertainment and Arts Industries

    We’re an entertainment law firm that helps draft and negotiate contracts so you can see your project through to the end. Elektra can assist you, the artist, with talent agreements, film development, event production agreements and more.

    Trademark and
    Brand Protection

    Protect your artistry and creative work. We help artists acquire trademarks so you can protect and monetize your creative genius and artistic brand. Reach out to us today to speak with an attorney about the process of obtaining a trademark or copyright for your work.

    Contact Us

    Yao Law Group

    New York Office

    143 West 29th Street, Ste. 1101,

    New York, NY 10001

    +1 (646) 490-8808 (NY)

    New Jersey Office

    2 Broad Street, Suite 605,
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003

    +1 (973) 707-3637 (NJ)


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