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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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Testimonials

I have had the pleasure of working with Michael Wildes and his team for several years. Through an E3 Australian work visa and spousal Green card appli...

Esti Albo Date : April 20, 2021

My husband and I were introduced to Michael and his team back in April 2019. I wanted to apply for my GreenCard and Michael came highly recommended. ...

Carla Pierce Date : November 16, 2020

Michael Wildes and his team are highly professional and provide a great service in advising and facilitating application with USCIS. I'm very gra...

Xaver Kriechbaum Date : May 6, 2020

I am an Australian citizen initially wishing to travel to America for personal reasons however, after the establishment and incorporation of a busines...

Rodney Adler Date : May 6, 2020

We consider ourselves truly privileged to have had Attorney Michael Wildes and his excellent team of experts handle our case. Our situation was int...

Eli Lubin Date : October 30, 2019