Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of art director Mariano Cassisi.

Mariano Cassisi has built an illustrious reputation as an Art Director over the past 20 years and has become recognized internationally as a leader in the business of advertising and marketing strategy through his work representing some of the most well-known brands on earth. Mr. Cassisi has worked with several prestigious advertising agencies to include Mother, Fallon and La Comunidad. He has been responsible for directing the advertising and marketing campaigns of popular products for major corporations and has been vital to the success of these brands and companies. Indeed he has been called upon to mastermind advertising strategies and implement marketing campaigns for such household names as Rolling Stone, Volkswagen, Citibank, Nike, French Connection, Nokia, Stella Artois and Boots N7, among others. Mr. Cassisi was also responsible for the launch of brands like Fernet 1882 and worked for Nike, Natura and Banco Hipotecario. We look forward to watching Mariano’s robust career continue to flourish in the United States!

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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