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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 FOR MUSIC ARTIST AND SUPPORT TEAM APPROVED

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-2 visa classification on behalf of the essential support team for extraordinary music artist, Jamie xx.

Jamie xx is an internationally renowned musician, DJ, producer, and performer. He is a member of the English band The xx and has also released music independently. He has received many prestigious accolades in recognition of his work. Notably, his debut solo album In Colour, received two Grammy nominations. His support team will be accompanying him on his U.S. tour, beginning with a performance at Forest Hills Stadium in New York.
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O-1 FOR EXPERT IN THE STARTUP INDUSTRY

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 classification for Benzion Zlotnick, an expert in the startup industry.

Ben Zlotnick is internationally recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field, including his opening up a new market and revolutionizing an entire industry based on his expertise in startup business development. Mr. Zlotnick has been a critical figure within distinguished companies Alexandra Capital, Eden App, Aden Earthworks and INcubes. His accomplishments have been cited in numerous major media reports, such as the Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, and Toronto Life. He is well regarded within his fields of endeavor due to his extraordinary skills and expertise.
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O-1 SECURED FOR TATTOO ARTIST

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of client Ksu Arrow, based on her extraordinary ability as a Tattoo Artist.

Ksu Arrow is an internationally renowned tattoo artist with expertise in the niche style of embroidery tattooing, painting reproduction, oil brush strokes, and micro realism. Her work has been featured in major media publications, such as inkPPL magazine, Inked, Refinary29, ELLE, and Wonderzine. She is recognized across the industry and has an extensive social media following. We are excited for her to expand her reach to fans in the United States and begin her residency at the distinguished Atelier Eva Studio. Congratulations, Ksu! @ksuarrow_tattoo

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Our Firm wishes our clients, families, and friends a Happy Lunar New Year as we wish everybody a year of good health and prosperity.

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P-1A APPROVED FOR ESPORTS ATHLETE, BOLULU



Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured yet another P-1A visa approval on behalf of the 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.

The most recent P-1A petition was approved on behalf of Onur Can Demirol, also known as “Bolulu,” as an internationally recognized esports athlete. Bolulu is a highly successful esports athlete who has played with top international teams, won major tournaments, and has been profiled in prestigious media publications. He will be playing with Immortals in the United States. We are wishing Immortals the best in their upcoming season!

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Testimonials

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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