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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 or contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at



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.



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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P-1A SECURED FOR ESPORTS ORGANIZATION @valorantesports @valorant

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured a P-1A visa approval on behalf of renowned esports organization Version 1 and their VALORANT Game Changers team. This P-1A petition was approved on behalf of Nicole “Noia” Tierce as an internationally recognized esports athlete.

Noia has achieved a great deal of success in the VALORANT gaming community. We are wishing Noia and the entire Version 1 organization the best in their upcoming season!

#esports #gaming #talent #art #compete #competition #usa #us #wildesformayor


Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of Benjamin Webster, a talented Executive Producer of luxury events and campaigns within the fashion, beauty, music, and tech sectors.

Benjamin Webster is well-known throughout the industry for producing significant events through his company Redhouse, for major clients such as Ralph Lauren, Coty, American Express, PVH and others. Previously, Benjamin worked with Burberry for over a decade, producing some of the brand’s most important event experiences, runway shows and events as Vice President, Production. We look forward to watching Ben’s successes continue in the United States!

#fashion #producer #art #talent #event #plan #immigration #law #america

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Michael Wildes quoted in the New York Post on Asylum

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is quoted in the New York Post in the article “Asylum seekers three times more likely to be approved in liberal New York or California than Texas or Florida”.

Follow this link to read the article and to find out what Michael has to say on the subject matter:

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P-1A Secured for Esports Athlete

Managing Partner Michael Wildes and the Firm's Esports Coordinator, Josh Wildes are pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured a P-1A visa approval on behalf of renowned esports Call of Duty team Minesotta ROKKR.

This P-1A petition was approved on behalf of Thomas “Lynz” Gregorio as an internationally recognized esports athlete. Lynz has achieved a great deal of success in the Call of Duty gaming community, and we are wishing Lynz the best in the upcoming season!

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Congratulations to Talia Heller on Passing the New York Bar

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O-1 Secured For Noted Executive Protection Officer

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John Lennon vs. USA Book
Launch at Cardozo
Book Warming
Riley Keough
Boy George on His O
Lionel Richie
Stuart Varney
Gabriela Isler Gracious
Mayor Michael Wildes on
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How can you trust someone to be a part of one of the biggest moves you will ever make in...

Tallis Date : November 29, 2023

I would like to bring the positive news that mine and my family's visas have been APPROVED! I would like...

Lee Jackson Date : September 25, 2023

Michael and his entire team are professional, diligent and knowledgeable, effective and efficient, patient in guidance and interaction, and confident...

Jonatan S Date : September 14, 2023

The team at Wildes & Weinberg waste no time. They are intelligent, professional, and know exactly what needs to be...

Michael “Dimucc” DiMuccio Date : September 8, 2023

Josh Wildes & everyone on the W&W team were excellent with dealing with my green card application. The team were...

Kelvin Barker Date : March 10, 2023

I received my Green Card from Michael Wildes and his firm some days ago. The petition approval and Green Card...

Luca Zammataro Date : November 22, 2022

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
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