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Leon Wildes Legacy Video

Managing Partner Michael Wildes invites you to watch the firm’s legacy video and learn more about the history of our practice. Featured in the video is Founding Partner Leon Wildes along with Michael Wildes, who narrates the historical journey of Wildes & Weinberg, through the John Lennon case.

Founded in 1960, Wildes & Weinberg is perhaps best known for Leon Wildes' representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono. Between 1972 and 1976, Leon represented Lennon and Ono in their struggle to remain in the United States, despite the concerted attempts of the Nixon Administration to deport them.

The case (which included bringing four separate Federal lawsuits) not only resulted in John and Yoko getting their green cards and being able to remain in the United States, but it also led to substantial changes in immigration law and brought to light secretive government practices and undue political influence, that has resulted in greater transparency in the U.S. immigration system.

The book, aptly titled John Lennon v. The USA., is published by Ankerwycke Books, an imprint of ABA Publishing, a division of the American Bar Association and became available in August, 2016. It can be purchased on Amazon.

The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship.

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is also currently serving his third term as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, is the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door (which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field), is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms. Moreover, Michael is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients such as performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, photographers, stylists, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z’l), as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and Former First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Today the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California, and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

To learn more about Leon or Michael Wildes or Wildes & Weinberg, please visit the firm’s website at www.wildeslaw.com or contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at Michael@wildeslaw.com.

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JOHN LENNON VS. THE USA

The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in United States History Managing Partner Mayor Michael Wildes' foreword includes personal anecdotes about his father, Leon, with whom he has the privilege of practicing everyday.

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SAFE HAVEN IN AMERICA

Whether it’s the long-term impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on immigration policy or the latest twist in separating children from migrants seeking asylum, Mayor Michael Wildes’ opinion has been sought by a range of news organizations, from Fox...

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MICHAEL WILDES QUOTED IN NEW YORK TIMES

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REVIEW OF SAFE HAVEN IN AMERICA: BATTLES TO OPEN THE GOLDEN DOOR

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LEON AND MICHAEL WILDES CITED IN THE IRISH ECHO ON THE LENNON CASE

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MICHAEL WILDES ASSISTS WITH NIGERIAN REFUGEES

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O-1 APPROVED FOR STUNT PERFORMANCE EXPERT

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 classification for internationally renowned stunt coordinator, stunt rigging coordinator and performer, Judd Wild @juddwild.

Mr. Wild has over two decades of expertise in the film and television industry. Mr. Wild is known for his unique approach and innate ability to bring his clients’ vision to fruition on every unique project. Mr. Wild is the recipient of the World Taurus Stunt Award and a Stunt Coordinator member of the prestigious Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance and Screen Actors Guild. He has performed and led stunts all over the world for prestigious productions such as Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Halloween Ends and most recently the new Black Panther (just to name a few). He has sustained international acclaim throughout this career.
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O-1 APPROVED FOR VIDEO EDITOR

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of client Sharika Ajaikumar, based on her extraordinary ability as a Video Editor in the film and television industry.

Sharika Ajaikumar has led a distinguished career as a Video Editor on dozens of television and web series, including “For Flint” an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, and “The Players Tribune: 1440 Liberty,” which was nominated for a New York Emmy Award. She has worked with some of the leading brands and networks worldwide and has received numerous prestigious honors and awards for her work. We look forward to watching her successes continue!
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O-1A APPROVED FOR BAREKNUCKLE BOXER

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is thrilled to announce that the firm has secured an O-1A visa petition approval on behalf of Tyler “El Tornado” Goodjohn @eltorandotyler1, an exceptionally talented boxer currently competing in bareknuckle boxing with the BKFC.

El Tornado qualifies for O-1A visa classification based on his outstanding talent and accomplishments in athletics as a boxer. Numerous articles have been published about him, and he won the Featherweight World Title in 2019, defeating the previous World Champion Sean George. We wish him much success in the United States and beyond!
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#TBT LEON WILDES REPRESENTION OF FLORA PURIM

Founding and Senior Partner Leon Wildes represented Flora Purim, a Brazilian jazz singer, as she fought her deportation case in the 1970’s. Leon worked tirelessly to have her remain in the United States and Flora’s career flourished in America.
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PODCAST ON CHILD REFUGEE AND MEDIATION

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is interviewed for a podcast episode on Childhood, Vulnerability, and Mediation: A Successful Combination? Resolutions: A Podcast About Dispute Resolution and Prevention. The podcast is hosted by Juliana Rigato-Piekarski,

in conjunction with the ABA – The American Bar Association. When the episode is launched, it is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Itunes, and Soundcloud and content marketing for this episode will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedln.

To open the podcast on Spotify, click here:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5OYA8n5n1vIxE4taTZPms8?si=m8OVzgu2TkmmsuK0xnjqBg

In addition, the podcast can be found here:

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/dispute_resolution/resources/

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/dispute_resolution/resources/resolutions-a-podcast-about-dispute-resolution-and-prevention/

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Leon Wildes: a #Generation of Green Cards!

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PODCAST ON CHILD REFUGEE AND MEDIATION

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is interviewed for a podcast episode on Childhood, Vulnerability, and Mediation:...

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ZOOM MEETING WITH TEAM LEADERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR CLIENTS

Wildes & Weinberg P.C. litigation group musters with team leaders from our family, business, consular,...

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O-1 APPROVED FOR VIDEO EDITOR

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured...

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O-1A APPROVED FOR BAREKNUCKLE BOXER

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is thrilled to announce that the firm has secured an O-1A...

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Video Testimonials

John Lennon vs. USA Book Launch at Cardozo
Book Warming Introduction
Riley Keough Testimonial
Boy George on His O Visa
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Gabriela Isler Gracious Testimonial
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Testimonials

Dear Michael Wildes, my husband and I would like to thank you and your team,  the work was not easy,...

Jacques Carline Date : August 3, 2022

Our client David came to us after spending more than three years stuck in the immigration court morass with another...

David E. Date : June 8, 2022

Josh Wildes and Yoni Jonas are amazing! We sought Wildes & Weinberg help because our application for naturalization was taking...

Daniela Bustamante Date : June 1, 2022

Michael Wildes and the rest of the team at Wildes & Weinberg were tremendously helpful in navigating us through the...

Alan Herskowich and Nicole Woroszylski Date : May 26, 2022

Michael and his team are very professional and they always deliver. If you're looking to hire the best possible immigration...

Nick Holmstren Date : January 7, 2022

Walter Gottschalk and Michael Wildes at Wildes & Weinberg P.C Law Offices have been fantastic partners in our immigration journey....

Bruno Caron and Melanie St. Amour Date : December 2, 2021

I have had the pleasure of working with Michael and his team for the past years through work visa applications...

Lilian Ortiz Date : October 20, 2021
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