Associate Attorneys

Amy Wildes

Amy Wildes holds a B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in both New York and New Jersey. Amy is fluent in Spanish.

Amy Wildes joined Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. in 1992 as an Associate Attorney. She works primarily in our Englewood, New Jersey office and concentrates her practice in Employer Compliance and I-9 Audits. She has managed many large scale I-9 audits, including assisting employers in response to government subpoenas. She also oversees I-9 maintenance programs for many organizations, including monitoring I-9 retention and destruction.

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Rafael Barreto

Rafael Barreto possesses a degree as an “Abogado” (Attorney) conferred upon him by the University of
La Sabana, in Bogota, Colombia. He also completed a 24-credit program at Pace University in White
Plains, New York. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a Member of the American
Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Rafael is fluent in Spanish.

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Sherzod Tuychibaev

Sherzod Tuychibaev holds an LL.M. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to
practice law in the State of New York. Sherzod is fluent in Russian, Uzbek and French.

Sherzod joined Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. in 2006. He is an Associate Attorney in the Business &
Employment Immigration Group.

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Julie P. Levey (Née Geifman)

Julie P. Levey is the Co-Chair of Wildes & Weinberg’s Practice Group that specializes in O/P Visas
and EB-1 and NIW Immigrant Visa Petitions. She received her B.A. from Colgate University and her J.D.
from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Julie is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is admitted to practice law
in New York and Colorado.

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Caroline Gabela-Monteiro

Caroline Gabela-Monteiro received her B.A. in Political Science and English Literature from Florida
International University and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Caroline is a member
of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida
and is licensed to practice law in immigration courts throughout the United States.

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Tudor Neagu

Tudor holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania (2006) and a JD from Villanova Law
School (2010). While at Villanova, Tudor participated in the CARES asylum clinic, and he interned with
the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Principal Legal
Advisor. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the federal
districts of New Jersey, and the Eastern and Middle districts of Pennsylvania. Tudor is fluent in
Romanian and conversant in French.

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Yoni Jonas

Yoni’s primary focus is on business immigration matters for artists, musicians, designers, and related
creative professionals, specifically those pursuing the O-1/EB-1 visa classes for “extraordinary”
artists. Drawing upon his own experience in the performing arts, he brings a unique and nuanced
perspective that allows him to effectively address the needs of creators and artists.

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Nicole Gunara holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Bard College at Simon’s Rock (2014),
a Grande Diplôme from the International Culinary Center (2015), and a J.D. with a concentration in
Business and Financial Law from Fordham University (2019). She is admitted to practice law in the States
of New York and New Jersey. Nicole is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia.

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Joshua H. Wildes graduated as the valedictorian of the James Striar School at Yeshiva University, where
he also obtained a degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Sy Syms School of Business
(2016). Thereafter, he received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2019), where, as a
member of Cardozo’s Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, he focused on the intersection between student
athletes and immigration law. Josh is now admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New
Jersey, and Florida.

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Mia Ganotice-Olis is a graduate of Florida International University (FIU) College of Law in 2012, and is
licensed to practice law in New York, Florida, and immigration courts across the United States. Mia is
fluent in Tagalog and Ilocano and speaks basic-level Spanish. Mia joins the firm as a litigator and has
represented detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings all over the United States.

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Victoria Marie Phillips holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Legal Studies from the
University at Buffalo (2015, magna cum laude). She earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School (2018,
International Law), where she was President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Brooklyn
Law Immigration Society (BLIS). Victoria was selected as an International Human Rights Fellow, Public
Interest Fellow, Post-Graduate Fellow, and Gold Pro Bono Award Recipient for her achievements at
Brooklyn Law School.

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Joshua Mitson holds a First-Class Honours B.A. in Politics and International Relations from the University of
Westminster in London, England, and graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
in 2018. While in law school, Joshua served as a Student Attorney in Sturm’s revered Civil
Rights Clinic and attended on a Dean’s Scholarship.

Joshua specializes in “crimmigration” cases – helping immigrant clients with criminal records navigate
the U.S. immigration system. Joshua joins the firm as a litigator and has represented numerous
noncitizens before various detained and non-detained immigration courts, the Board of
Immigration Appeals, and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Joshua is dedicated and devoted to
defending the rights of fellow immigrants.

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Dear Michael Wildes, my husband and I would like to thank you and your team,  the work was not easy, especially in the statement, there were a lot of flaws, but we managed to correct everything in a short time,...

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 attorney. His individual hearing wasn’t scheduled to occur for over a year, and he thought it might get pushed off...

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 a long time and seemed to be stuck in the system indefinitely. Within two weeks of submitting our paperwork to...

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 complexities of the immigration process. We are really happy with their service and would 100% recommend them to anyone looking...

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 law firm, you don't have to look any further, Wildes & Weinberg is the one.

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. They were professional and helpful. I would recommend them without hesitation.

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 and, most recently, a permanent resident application, all of them with a successful outcome. I can't thank them enough for...

Lilian Ortiz Date : October 20, 2021

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