In addition to running the leading immigration law firm of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., Managing Partner Michael Wildes is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Michael Wildes acquired this position when his father and the firm’s founding partner, Leon Wildes, retired from teaching Immigration Law at Cardozo after 33 years.
The Cardozo FIRE (For Immigrants' Rights and Equality) Annual Alumni-Student Networking reception focused on immigration law and practice. Pictured here alongside Michael Wildes are FIRE Board and Alums (left to right): Ryan Brewer (CSL '14), Aya Tasaki (CLS '16), Clem Lee (CLS '11), Jonathan Raz (CLS '15), Hannah Robbins (CLS '15), Michael Wildes (CLS '89), Victor Cueva (CLS '15), Gabriela Gonzalez (CLS '15).
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Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded more then 5 decades ago by Leon Wildes, who is best known for his successful representation of John Lennon in his deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired documentaries, films, and other literary works. Since that time, the firm has gained a stellar reputation as a full service niche firm. Over the past 50 years, Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of individuals as well as prominent American and International banks, industrial, financial, legal, and manufacturing corporations in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees. In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and have done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Today, the firm consists of more than 40 individuals, all expert in U.S. immigration law, and the multi-lingual staff is spread throughout three offices; New York City, Englewood, NJ, and Miami, FL.
Prior to joining Wildes & Weinberg, Michael was a former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993). Mr. Wildes also served as a two-term City Council Person as well as a two-term Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, where he resides. In addition, he often appears as a legal commentator/analyst for network television and radio.