over 17 years of experience, Marie-Eleana First is an attorney in
private practice who, with the backing of her skilled team, provides
personalized, attentive, and honest legal representation to foreign
nationals seeking to work or immigrate to the United States.
has represented both performers and artists in a number of immigration
and entertainment matters and has successfully obtained artist visas for
her clients including the O and P visa categories.
involvement in both the immigrant and arts community as both a lawyer
and performer, has bought awareness and sensitivity of the special and
unique problems that face many immigrants and artists today.
is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a
member of the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, and
sits on the Board of Managers for the Queens County Bar Association.
to practice law in the State of New York and admitted to the United
States Eastern and Southern District Courts in the State of New York.
Marie-Eleana graduated from Brooklyn Law School, J.D., and from The
University of Massachusetts Boston, B.A., magna cum laude.