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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 BUSINESS EXECUTIVE

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Partner Steven Weinberg has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of client Hanoi Morillo, based on her extraordinary ability as a Business Executive.

Hanoi Morillo is a leader in the business industry, particularly within the realm of data transformation. Throughout her incredible career, she has worked at some of the largest global corporations, including Google, IBM, and Scotiabank, where she led data transformation, pushing technological advances and new customer interactions. Her leadership style has brought inspiring changes to the internal workings of the companies she has engaged with, leading her to write multiple boons on the subject. Her original contributions to the field include her paving the road for better diversity and inclusion within the global business context. She has made a true impact on the business industry, and we are excited to see her continue her incredible work here in the United States. Congratulations, Hanoi!

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TUDOR NEAGU AND YONI JONAS HAVE BEEN NAMED CO-CHAIRS OF THE FIRM’S LITIGATION DEPARTMENT.

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that attorney’s Tudor Neagu and Yoni Jonas have been named Co-Chairs of the firm’s litigation group. Tudor and Yoni’s vast experience, hard work, and commitment to their client’s needs will lead this department to continued success for all.
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IMMIGRATION LAWYER MICHAEL WILDES ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE



Managing Partner Michael Wildes, also Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, speaks with clients and new friends on the situation in the Ukraine and the need to help refugees and those who remain abroad.

To view the discussion, click here: https://youtu.be/q1tc2QDb1zU

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MEMO FROM OUR FIRM: IMMIGRATION AND PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

The underpinnings of Prosecutorial Discretion came to light in a famous case handled by our Founding Member, Leon Wildes in his handling of former Beatle John Lennon’s bitterly contested Deportation matter (1971-1976). We are proud to provide an update on the Immigration Service’s recent policy announcement.

On April 3, 2022, a memorandum was issued by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) Kerry Doyle. The memo is effective on April 25, 2022.

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O-1 SECURED FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of business development executive, Peter Minshall.

Peter Minshall has established himself as an individual of extraordinary ability by virtue of his impressive accomplishments as a business development and operations executive. He now brings his three decades of international experience to NETSOL, a worldwide provider of IT and enterprise software solutions primarily serving the global leasing and finance industry.
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Wildes & Weinberg P.C. litigation group musters with team leaders from our family, business, consular, and compliance divisions to achieve best practices. Zoom meetings became the new normal with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. Since then, our staff has been working tirelessly both in the office, and remotely to ensure that we continue to communicate and strategize with one another to come up with creative and unique ways to ensure that our clients immigration needs are being met.
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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

I have had the pleasure of working with Michael Wildes and his team for several years. Through an E3 Australian...

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...

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....

Xaver Kriechbaum Date : May 6, 2020
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