We Represent Artists and Creatives from All over the World

Lawyers, Paralegals, & Staff
Different Artistic Professions
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My Mission:

"Serve & help artists secure artists' visas, cement their brands, and monetize their artistry."

Award-Winning Lawyer

Elektra is a very active attorney and is a member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association, Black Entertainment, and Sports Lawyer Association, and The New York City Bar Association, where she is a member of several committees.

– Multicultural Attorney

As a multicultural attorney, with immigrant parents from Italy and Cote D’Ivoire, Elektra is fully fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish. She has lived, studied, and worked internationally in the US, the EU, and Africa.

Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts

Elektra earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, one of the top art schools in the nation.

She wrote, directed, and produced two documentaries (N*gga What? and The Choking Game) which were screened in Texas and New York City.

Pilar Vasquez
July 10, 2023

Everything We Talked, Was so Clear.

At the beginning of 2023, I started learning and reading to understand about the O-1 Visa. Contacted many lawyers that left me more confused than I was🙃.  So I decided to keep trying by myself when I found a Youtube video from Elektra and immediately called and scheduled the consultation. From the first meeting everything we talked, was so clear. She made me understand how the visa worked and also stated how she had worked in the past.


An award-winning law firm in the Heart of NYC

Our Mission

We work with artists who are genius in their unique way. We have a passion and commitment to providing customized, tailor-made legal services to assist artists in developing their brand and monetizing their artistry.

Our Team

Our expertise is across multiple practice areas, drawing deeper insights on key challenges from our extensive knowledge of multiple industries, cultures, and legal traditions. We analyze your legal issues and use our knowledge to create successful solutions for you.

Our Beginning

Yao Law Group was founded by Elektra B. Yao, Esq. a former artist and creative professional who is passionate about the arts, the entertainment industry, and supporting the success of artists.

Why Our Firm

We identify problems, recognize and seize opportunities, by finding out of the box solutions to produce the creative edge for our clients. From big-picture strategic thinking to creative execution, we bring our clients’ vision to life with successful results.


Artists and Creatives that We Represent


We help performance artists, dancers, and comedians get their visas.

Creators & Designers

We successfully secured visas for visual artists, tattoo artists, and even violin restorers.

Theater & Television

Our team works closely with actors, voice-over artists, and TV hosts to get their O-1 Visa.

Entertainment Industry

Branding specialists, record labels, or agents got their O-1 Visas with our help.

Let Us Help You.

We're dedicated to helping international artists and creatives secure Artist Visas (O-1) and Artist Green Cards (EB-1A)

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