Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of famed Israeli campaign manager and strategic consultant Sefi Shaked.  

Sefi Shaked has led a distinguished career and is commonly known as one of the top experts in marketing and political campaign strategies in Israel and internationally. He has worked with major companies such as Uber, The Plaza Group and Nissan on innovative marketing strategies, and was the campaign manager of high-profile politicians including Prime Minister Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Isreal’s minister of education and Arye Deri, Israel’s minister of interior.  Last December his campaign for the P.S.D party won the Romanian elections sweeping 45% of the votes. Shaked has been interviewed and written about in some of the most widely read magazines and newspapers in Israel and in Europe, and has achieved a very high level of success. Now, he can finally add the United States to the list of countries enjoying his services.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets 3 of the 6 evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty six years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

For more information on the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

 

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