Legal Services for Creative Entrepreneurs

Copyright, Immigration and Monthly Legal Services for Artists, Musicians, Creators and Innovators

Most creative professionals don’t have access to affordable legal advice. There are special legal protections creative entrepreneurs need.

That’s why you need a lawyer in your corner who knows the business — a lawyer “dedicated to the creators, innovators and entrepreneurs.”

Our firm’s virtual legal services for creative professionals are accessible anywhere you’re making your unique mark on the world. Wherever you are, we can help.

Your Virtual Advocate Assists ~

  • ~ Writers
  • ~ Musicians
  • ~ Actors
  • ~ Filmmakers
  • ~ Designers
  • ~ Social Media Influencers
  • And many other Creatives!

Our firm helps innovators build their businesses and protect their most valuable resource — their creativity.

Our Philosophy

At Your Virtual Advocate, we take a client-centric approach to the work we do.  We are hands-on and believe in a holistic approach to your business as a creative or entrepreneur.  We believe in relationship-building and a proactive risk-avoidance approach.  This all means that we evaluate your business or situation using all the facts and circumstances to give you the most competent advice.  We get to know your business, your talents, your expertise, and your goals for success.  Then, we collaborate with you to achieve your goals and minimize any risks to your business or creative works.

We hope to work together long term and give you peace of mind to know you have a legal expert in your corner when you need it - one who already understands you and your vision.  

With Your Virtual Advocate, you will receive experienced legal care, dependable communication, transparency, unique attention you can trust, and affordable flat fees to help you and your business succeed.

What We Do Not Do: 
- Offer free consultations or legal advice.  Why? (Read Here
- Work on contingency.
- Price match or negotiate our fees 
- Sell template contracts 
- Give you a work product that appears to be fill-in-the-blanks of an internet template

There are services out there that offer these services, possibly at the price point you’re looking for, and we aren’t offended if that is the route you choose. 

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We are confident in the expertise, work products, and outcomes we bring to the table, and our services and fees reflect this. 

Our Legal Specializations

Intellectual property protection

Your creativity is your most precious asset. That's why it’s essential to protect it at all costs. We assist our clients in protecting their businesses, brands, creative assets and other intellectual property. The bottom line — we protect your bottom line.

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Your creativity is your most precious asset.That's why it’s essential to protect it at all costs. We assist our clients in protecting their businesses, brands, creative assets and other intellectual property. The bottom line — we protect your bottom line.

U.S. Visas for Creatives & Entrepreneurs

One of our greatest passions is helping talented foreign nationals obtain O-visas,P-visas, EB-1 and EB-2 national-interest waiver green cards. We also help these individuals protect their U.S.-based businesses, brands and creative work.

Digital Nomad | Remote Worker Visas

You want to live and work while being location independent. The U.S. does not yet have a specific visa for this purpose, but we can help you make sure you're legally set for your adventure.

What we offer our clients

Personalized Service

We will never ghost you; we believe clients need to be actively involved in their cases. We believe integrity and character matter.

No Surprise Billing

We offer flat fees for most services. You’ll be made aware of any fees and offered options before you’recharged. Legal fees shouldn’t bust your budget.

Real-World Legal Education

Educating our clients about how the legal system can safeguard your business or creative assets and protect your bottom line is an important part of our service. Risk prevention is key. The key to prevention is education and knowledge you can implement into your business model, trainings or other aspects where it matters most.


We'd love to work with you.

What Clients are Saying about Your Virtual Advocate

"It is rare nowadays to find an expert that can specify the distinction between various art and design disciplines like Julie, as specialized as the art and design discipline has become. Her vast knowledge of the law and entertainment field, as well as artists and designers makes it a very enjoyable experience collaborating with her.  Julie's past experience and extensive network in the entertainment field give her comprehensive knowledge and the latest must-knows that I could not have been aware of myself."

Ellody, Experiential Designer - EB-2/National Interest Waiver Green Card

"Julie is like meeting a real-life search engine withan advanced function that will automatically type in the keywords for you.  This is so meaningful from a practical standpoint for emerging international artists just starting out. I feel deeply happy to have Julie's guidance to clarify the best path to go down with themost potential to achieve my goal of getting a green card."

Ellody, Experiential Designer - EB-2/National Interest Waiver Green Card

"Julie was a terrific external "expert" on a sticky immigration matter - very professional dealings and interaction. I thank her for her guidance, and certainly recommend her to others in need of immigration / legal guidance."

Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.  - Transitioning STEM-OPT Student to Employment with the Company

"Julie was a God sent help for us in our immigration papers, we were so confused and hesitant about what and how to do it and Julie was so clear, straight forward and helpful all the way through. We are so grateful that thanks to her guidance and support we are not only enjoying our marriage but hopeful that we will have a stable place to call home. We certainly assure you that she will not only put her professional skills at work to help you but also a loving and encouraging heart to guide you to the best decision and way to deal with your case. Thank you Julie and May God bless you!!!"

Kelly and Gloria - Marriage based green card

"Julie was such a pleasure to work with! Incredibly conscientious, respectful, knowledgeable and kind. She was always available to answer any of my questions, concerns or otherwise. She was amazing and I will definitely be hiring her again if/when I need her!"

Photographer -  Copyright Infringement

Learn More About Legal Issues That Affect Your Business

Education is crucial, and we’re happy to share what we know!

Subscribe to be notified about learning opportunities and legal developments in your area of interest, including:

Copyright law for Small Businesses and Creators
U.S. Immigration for Digital Nomads
Important education about upcoming elections

Latest Explainers & Updates

A priority of Your Virtual Advocate is to provide valuable knowledge to those who seek it out. We understand not everyone can afford to hire a lawyer and there is a lot of information on the internet providing advice to "do it yourself." Check out our latest blog posts or subscribe below to receive updates when new posts are shared.

Why Small Businesses Should Care About Copyright Law

Small business has become a popular buzz term for people who want to express at least a base level of care for the local community and its people. What’s true is that small businesses drive our communities, but the same risks that large companies can take and deflect without much concern can often cripple a small business. Copyright law is a perfect example of such a risk.

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The Five Phases of the H-1B Visa Lottery

Employers who want to sponsor employees on H-1B visas have a crucial deadline looming. USCIS will soon announce the registration period for the H-1B lottery for FY2024. Last year, the H-1B Visa Lottery Registration ran from March 1st to March 18th. There are 5 phases to this process to be aware of, and now is the time to get your ducks lined up before registration opens.

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USCIS Proposes Massive Business Immigration Fee Increases

At a time when the United States should be encouraging immigration and finding ways to make the process easier, fairer, and faster, it is instead proposing to hike immigration fees significantly on businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, cultural groups, researchers, professors, and a host of others whose path to lawful status in the US is through an I-129 or an I-140. The public comment period is open until March 6, 2023.

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Our Promises to Our Clients

Upfront, all-inclusive flat fees. Clear communication. Truth and Honesty.

Always available. No matter the time zone. 24/7. Worldwide.

Big city lawyering. Small town rates. Legal counsel at your fingertips on your schedule.

Creative, actionable solutions that meet our clients' goals.

Dedication to our clients' cases. We strive to achieve positive outcomes 100% of the time.

Not sure what you need?
Get in touch today and let's figure it out, together!