Shayna T. Sehayik specializes in employment-based immigration, with a particular focus on O-1 visas for clients in arts and entertainment. Her clients hail from Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and span industries including TV/film, visual arts, fashion, graphic design, advertising, and artist management.
Prior to joining CoveyLaw, Shayna represented immigrants before federal appellate and state courts, and immigration tribunals, in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She and her law partner convinced a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit to grant a detainee a final shot at relief from deportation. She also won asylum for adults and unaccompanied minors from Mexico and Central America, fleeing domestic and gang violence. Finally, she served as Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellow at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, representing clients (most of whom were non-English-speaking immigrants) in employment and family law matters.
Shayna holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from Columbia University. She brings a worldly perspective to her cases, having worked and studied extensively in Spain, Israel, South Africa, and Canada. She is a Latin Dance enthusiast born and raised in South Florida and is continually inspired by clients’ artistic flair. Shayna is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Hebrew.