How One New York Law Firm is Changing Artists’ Lives

Did you know that 37% of New York residents are immigrants from other countries? That is 3.07 million people. That means that more foreign – born people live in New York than there are people in the city of Chicago. These beautiful souls are integral to the makeup of the city, and so many of these people are artists: artists who need visas to continue doing their work in New York. And who better to help them than award winner Artist Visa Lawyer, Elektra Yao. 

Elektra is the founder and immigration attorney for the Yao Law Group, serving the greater New York and New Jersey area. Yao has a stunning multicultural background, allowing her to truly understand and connect with her clients and what they need as their Artist Visa Lawyer. She takes time to really understand the artist and their goals, and ultimately makes sure her clients are confident along the way. She truly goes above and beyond to make sure her artists are successful. 

Elektra also takes her part in giving back very seriously. She does this primarily through different avenues of education. She has amassed 50k followers across social media platforms. Through her platform she shares helpful facts, infographics, and client testimonials, informing the public of information they may not have been privy to otherwise. This information includes but is not limited to: artists and celebrities who are immigrants, statistics about immigrants in this country, and helpful facts about Artist Visas and how they are obtained.

She also runs an internship through the Law Group. The internship focuses on mentoring and teaching real life skills such as office etiquette, email etiquette, legal writing, client management, and so much more while avoiding the typical internship coffee runs. Interns who successfully complete the internship program will receive a Certificate of Completion and a professional Letter of Recommendation. The internship provides women in minority groups who are aspiring attorneys an inspiring and safe place to learn, chase after, and achieve their dreams.


Elektra has been recognized by many highly acclaimed members of the law profession for her monumental contributions to the field over the years. For the past three years she has won the Super Lawyers Award, which is an award given to only 2.5% of attorneys.  She was also nominated and selected as the co-chair of the Social Events and Networking Committee at the NYC Bar Organization, an organization of over twenty four thousand lawyers. 

Elektra is making an incredible difference as an Artist Visa Lawyer for international artists wishing to work in the US by ensuring their ability to work. Visit her website to learn more about what she offers.

Client Testimonial:

“I highly recommend Yao Law Group to anyone who needs any help for an O-1 visa. Elektra Yao was recommended by one of my friends. She has been very helpful in every step of the way to get my O-1 visa. She was always available to patiently answer all my questions from the first initial consultation to the conclusion of my case.”

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Nicole loves to go cross country skiing, swimming, reading and critiquing books, listening and critiquing music, some culinary arts, pottery, spending time with my daughter, cheesy horror films.

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