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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.



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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.

#startup #talent #america #immigration #law #talent


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

#tattoo #art #talent #artist #immigration #law #america

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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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!

#esports #legend #athlete #talent #immigration

Law Firm to Pursue Mandamus Action on Asylum Claim of Chinese Whistleblower

Managing Partner of Wildes and Weinberg, P.C., Michael Wildes, has announced the firm’s representation of Miles Guo in connection to a federal court action intended to ensure that the Department of Homeland Security complies with its duty to fairly and impartially adjudicate the asylum applications of Mr. Miles Guo and those of several of his family members and fellow dissidents.

A highly-respected businessman and prominent political activist and media figure, Mr. Guo is an outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist party. After providing evidence to support corruption charges against a Chinese government official, Mr. Guo was forced to flee from Hong Kong in 2015 in the wake of several politically motivated charges planned by the Chinese Communist Party. He, his family, and friends have endured arrests and unthinkably inhumane harm in the custody of the Chinese Communist Party.

As a young man, Mr. Guo was arrested for supporting student activists in the wake of the Tiananmen Square protests. His younger brother was fatally shot during the arrest. After serving 22 months in jail, Mr. Guo became involved in his families’ real estate development and investments. Since coming to America, Mr. Guo has continued to openly criticize the Chinese government to his hundreds of thousands of his supporters on social media, going so far as to declare his open opposition to the Chinese Communist Party, taking a nearly unheard-of stance among the Chinese elite.


Managing Partner Michael Wildes, also Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey is featured speaker at the 2022 Mayors Summit on Anti-Semitism alongside New York Mayor Eric Adams and Host of International Dignitaries. The Summit was held in Athens, Greece, home of Democracy.

In his capacity as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, Michael Wildes participated as a featured speaker at the 2022 Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism, which was held in Athens, Greece from November 30th—December 1st, 2022. Other featured dignitaries include the President of the Hellenic Republic of Greece H.E. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis of Athens, Mayor Eric Adams of New York, as well as mayors from across the United States and Europe, and numerous other officials from the international government, human rights, and faith communities.

A partnership with the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), Center for Jewish Impact (CJI), and Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) – the summit is bringing together municipal leaders from more than 60 cities to share the challenges and opportunities faced in the collective effort against religious hatred and offer innovative and pragmatic solutions to protect and foster Jewish life and build an inclusive and democratic global future, free of prejudice and bigotry, for all humanity. Wildes will lead a segment alongside Deputy Mayor of Malmö, Sweden Roko Kursar entitled Intercommunal Challenges and Opportunities to Ensure Diversity.

Click here to listen to Mayor Adams and Mayor Wildes discuss the Summit: @ericadamsfornyc

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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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