Elektra B. Yao, Esq. is the founder and principal attorney at Yao Law Group a full service, comprehensive immigration law firm. Yao Law Group offers concierge immigration legal services, in which every client is unique. At Yao Law Group, clients are recognized as people with their own unique story and profile. At Yao Law Group, we understand how delicate the immigration process is, which is why we partner with clients to craft strong, personalized legal petitions to create long lasting success.
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 in the US, the EU, and Africa. Not only does she understand the languages her clients speak, she understands the cultural landscape of where they come from.
Elektra earned her BA from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, a top art school. During that time, she wrote and directed two documentaries which were screened in Austin and NYC. She also worked for MTV and the Style Network and performed in prominent theatre companies in NYC such La MaMa E.T.C and Theatre for the New City.
She earned her JD from Lewis and Clark Law School, a top law school. As a true international professional, she studied in London at the prestigious UK law school Queen Mary University and at Peking Law School, the leading Chinese law school, where she earned a Certificate in Chinese Business law. She also studied at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris and in Florence where she earned Certificates in Comparative Law. She was also invited to study Eastern European Law at Eotvos Lorand University, the #1 ranked law school in Hungary.
She spent several years working for leading boutique immigration law firms in NYC where she developed her expertise in employment based and family based immigration law, where she secured artists visas, business visas, and green cards for artists, professionals, and families.
- Immigration Law
- New York
- New York State Office of Court Administration
- ID Number: 5514047
- French: Spoken, Written
- Italian: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- State Bar of New York