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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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O-1 SECURED FOR CREATIVE PRODUCER

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 classification on behalf of seasoned creative producer, Sveta Ermolaeva.

Sveta Ermolaeva is known for her specialty in high-end production, venue design and technology integration for major names like Drake, Migos, Alexander Wang, Carrie Underwood, Billie Eilish, AT&T, MET Gala, Glass Animals and Coca-Cola, among others. She has been profiled by important publications The Hollywood Reporter, Esquire, Made in Russia and Expert. Her outstanding work has formally been recognized by the ADC Awards, Telly Awards, Entertainment Lions and ADCR Awards. Given her immense reputation, employers offer her substantially higher compensation than that paid to other creative producers. Sveta is a visionary creative producer, not to mention highly skilled and incredibly experienced.

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O-1 APPROVED FOR PODCAST HOST AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of client Hamza Syed, based on his extraordinary ability as a Podcast Host and Investigative Journalist.

Hamza Syed is a distinguished writer, podcast host, and investigative journalist who was responsible for The New York Times and Serial’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast, The Trojan Horse Affair, which looked into the handling of Birmingham’s Trojan Horse scandal and its impact on the Muslim community and Birmingham schools. Previously, he has written for BBC after making a successful career switch from doctor to writer and journalist. His work on The Trojan Horse Affair has been recognized worldwide and the podcast has been one of The New York Times’ most downloaded podcasts. Mr. Syed is an incredibly talented journalist and podcast host. We are excited to tune into his future podcasts and projects here in the United States.
@hamza.m.syed #nyt #newyork #newyorktimes #journalist #welcome #america
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This month Mayor Wildes published in the NJ League of Municipalities

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O-1 SECURED FOR CANADIAN STARTUP FOUNDER AND TECHNOLOGY EXPERT

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 classification on behalf of a Canadian startup founder and technology expert.

The beneficiary is a professional with a bona fide extraordinary ability in the field of technology entrepreneurship and product development, in particular as they pertain to developing highly reputable hardware products and AI-powered technology. The application was approved in under 3 days from when it was filed.

#canada #tech #talent #welcome #approve #america
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EB-1 APPROVED FOR STUNT PERFORMANCE EXPERT

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

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 (to name a few). He has sustained international acclaim throughout this career.

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NYU SCHOOL OF LAW FEATURES MICHAEL WILDES

Managing Partner Michael Wildes participates on zoom panel at the New York University School of Law’s International Student Interview Program to discuss visa regulations affecting foreign lawyers in the United States and the upcoming H-1B lottery process.

Michael Wildes was a zoom panelist at the New York University School of Law, International Student Interview Program. This was the 36th time Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. has participated in this event! The panel discussion focused on immigration regulations for LL.M. students and attorneys wishing to work in the United States. Specifically addressed was the paperwork necessary for employment in the United States, a comprehensive look at permission to work, and an elaborate description of various work visas. The presentation was followed by a Question & Answer session. The event was coordinated by Clara Solomon, Director, Counseling & Career Development, Office of Career Services, New York University School of Law.

To view the recorded zoom, click here: https://nyu.zoom.us/rec/play/6juAc18Y5MID06ewPDHc-Fapx-ui8GzJmZuP9v2xxrCVeab0oyhk54jUw80Z0cCIx7kWX1xiP3_-UXmL.vT9IFvZlGR3IQMME?startTime=1643666746000&_x_zm_rtaid=Dh0-O6SOTTyH2EY2BymTFQ.1643912880554.8fe9fd2858138e5482b78c101bb30da4&_x_zm_rhtaid=304

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Winner! We cater to the immigration legal needs of the world’s top athletes and are proud of our team members too! Congratulations @MiaGanoticeOlis a talented attorney who completed the NYC marathon this past Sunday in NYC. 🏃‍♀️🏆

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P-1A Visa approved for WildTurtle, Esports Athlete, to play with Immortals

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured yet another P-1A visa approval on behalf of renowned esports organization Immortals, which competes across multiple premier esports titles.

Immortals is one of the most innovative global esports businesses that has been extremely successful, becoming an iconic brand in the industry with a celebrated team in one of the largest games, League of Legends.
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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

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
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