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Sihan Cui
Sihan Cui
Elektra is amazing. She’s a professional, patient, and definitely one of the best O1 lawyers in the city. When I first came to her, I was not very confident about my case, but she’s quite positive and shows me why my case can be approved. I felt better after the consultation and decided to work with her. I’m so glad I made a good choice. Elektra is very experienced. She knows very well about the standard for an O1 visa and the best timeline to apply. She guided me to go through the whole process step by step. We’ve been working for four months, she has always been responsive, which is very important during the process cause one might get anxious while waiting for the lawyer to respond. Elektra always responds in a short period with detailed information. And the most important of all, Elektra gives constructive portfolio advice. I followed what she suggested to my portfolio and got my case approved within a week. I would definitely work with Elektra again in the future.
Auguy Mangone
Auguy Mangone
Elektra and her team are wonderful. They understand the importance of deadlines and results. She is always there to offer me advise and strategies for winning my O visas. It’s great to have such a talented attorney by your side. I appreciate her help and friendship
Louisa Orajiaka
Louisa Orajiaka
I have worked with Elektra and I know that’s she’s an exceptionally brilliant attorney that advocates for her client. Her expertise on immigration, particularly on O visas is unparalleled. Her firm’s focused on delivering great service to clients and attaining excellent results for them. I highly recommend Elektra and her team.
Cloe Luu
Cloe Luu
First time working with Yao Law group, and as a first time applying for O1 visa, Elektra and her team went through all details and made sure everything meets the requirements. 3+ months of hard work and I received my approval without RFE. Thank you Yao Law Group!
Cheyenne Griggs
Cheyenne Griggs
Elektra was very helpful with all the questions I needed answers to. She had such a positive and warm energy about her and I loved how hopeful she was for my case.
Lindi Cecile
Lindi Cecile
Thanks to Elektra, Stephania and the rest of the team at Yao Law Group, I got my O1 Artist Visa approved within 12 days from filing with premium processing and no RFE. I am now able to do what I love and work as a performing artist in the USA! I am in a community of many international artists and have seen numerous friends go through the O1 application process – many of them were met with rejection. I’m so happy that I found Yao Law Group at the time when I was researching immigration lawyers, because selecting them was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Their legal advice helped me to properly understand what USCIS is looking for in a petition, and how to convince them that a candidate is indeed of extraordinary talent, just as the O1 Visa calls for. Where other lawyers were not hopeful about my case (I was only on F1 Status at the time), Elektra found niche areas to highlight in my existing portfolio that I didn’t even know might matter to the immigration officer receiving my case. Applying for a visa like this is already a very stressful process. You need someone working on your petition who cares about the outcome of the application as much as you do.
Linnette Clark
Linnette Clark
I highly recommend attorney Elektra Yao and the Yao Law Group. As an attorney I know the importance of seeking representation from someone who is not only an expert in their field but also passionate about the work that they do. Elektra meets both of these standards. She is passionate about the arts and helping creatives obtain their visas to be able to perform in the United States. I would 100%, wtihout a doubt, refer anyone looking for an attorney to file their O visa to Elektra Yao.
Hashi Richards
Hashi Richards
Yao Law Group is a phenomenal law firm. My experience with Elektra was amazing. She is extremely professional, responsive, and shows the utmost care toward her clients. I consulted with Elektra on a EB2 NIW matter and she offered me such precise guidance that I was able to accurately navigate this case She has a 100% success rate with these type of cases, so I was confident in her advice and input. I highly recommend Elektra and her firm for your immigration matters.

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.


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Employment Green Cards

Family Petitions

VAWA-Humanitarian Visas


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Artist and Creative Contract

    Your Future Starts Now!

    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…

    Litzy Serrano Perez

    Litzy Serrano Perez is a sophomore attending Berkeley College. She is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree and is majoring in Legal Studies. Litzy is a member of the Honors Program ...

    Kenyi Santana

    My name is Kenyi Santana. I am a Legal Assistant at Yao Law Group. I am excited to work for a prestigious company where i can demonstrate my passion for immigration law ...

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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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