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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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Special Day: Though we may not be able to physically embrace each other in this time of social distancing, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teachings remind us of the consequence of embracing our fellow man.

Today we memorialize an icon who had the courage to lead our nation in facing one of our greatest failings. Though the stain on American history may always remain, he taught us ways to paint a brighter future and create beauty in our own world.

As we celebrate his life and legacy, it is my hope that we will all be inspired to strive towards new triumphs and causes for love and elation.

Mayor Michael Wildes, Esq.
City of Englewood - City Hall

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O-1 APPROVED FOR MUSIC MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure an extension of O-1 visa classification on behalf of James Mack, an extraordinary music marketing executive.

Mr. James Mack has been specializing in the global marketing and promotion of musical artists for the last decade, including working with artists like Snakehips, Doja Cat, Black Coffee, Burna Boy, MK, among others. He has been featured in many major media publications and has been critical to the international operations of Listen Up, the internationally renowned public relations firm, which has offices in Los Angeles and London. We look forward to watching his success continue in the United States!

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O-1/2 VISAS APPROVED FOR SARAH BRIGHTMAN, HER BAND, AND CREW

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce the best-selling artist Sarah Brightman’s O-1 visa petition has been approved, along with the O-2 visa petition for her supporting band and crew.

Famed artist Sarah Brightman is embarking on an exciting tour in the United States beginning in November 2021 performing at major venues across the country. Ms. Brightman is an esteemed singer who has achieved an astounding level of success as a Broadway star and solo singer throughout her lengthy career.

It’s through America’s Golden Doors that talents like Sarah Brightman return to enchant us and this will help close the social distancing we have recently grown accustomed to.

@sarahbrightmanmusic #musicgroup #group #music #talent #immigration #law #america #welcome #art
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O-1 VISA APPROVED FOR ISRAELI SECURITY EXPERT

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 visa classification on behalf of the renowned Israeli security expert, Ron Susel.

Mr. Ron Susel has been working in leading roles with the Israeli Consulate General in New York City for the last several years, and previously held important consular security roles in Israel and South Africa. We look forward to watching his successful career continue in the United States!

#security #expert #talent #pro #immigration #attorney #congrats
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NOTE FROM FORMER FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP ON JOSH WILDES JOINING FIRM 

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Immigration News

O-1 EXTENSION APPROVED FOR CEO OF MOBILE APP REPORTING PLATFORM

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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
Lionel Richie Testimonial
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Gabriela Isler Gracious Testimonial
Mayor Michael Wildes on O visas for Models

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Testimonials

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

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

Rodney Adler Date : May 6, 2020
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