Leon Wildes, the founder of the firm, serves as Senior Partner. Holding J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he taught immigration law for more than 30 years. He regularly publishes scholarly articles in the field and lectures widely to both immigration lawyers and lawyers in general practice, and has practiced in the field for fifty years. A recognized authority in his field, he served as National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has testified before the United States Congress as an expert in immigration matters. Awarded the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Immigration Law, he is best known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in deportation proceedings spanning a five year period. Leon Wildes' represention of John Lennon and Yoko OnoHIAS Cover Story on John Lennon Case; Leon Wildes appears in film "The U.S. vs John Lennon"; Article "Lennon Law: How Leon Wildes helped John Lennon stay in the city he loved" appearing in New York Superlawyers 2009.

Contact Leon Wildes: lwildes@wildesweinberg.com

Steven L. Weinberg, Managing Partner, a graduate of Suffolk University School of Law, with the firm for over 30 years, has been a Partner since 1976. His contributions have added to the firm's reputation for incisive legal analysis and effective representation. Accomplished in immigration litigation, he has argued cases across the country and before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Contact Steven L. Weinberg: sweinberg@wildesweinberg.com

Michael J. Wildes, Managing Partner, is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York and teaches Business Immigration Law.  He is a former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993). Michael Wildes is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to corporate immigration law, employer sanction work  and compliance. Some of Michael Wildes recent clients include First Lady Melania Trump, famed artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, many of the former Miss Universes’ as well as soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges, and  other talented artists url . He was also the mayor of Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey–where he resides. View Bio Flier

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Contact Michael J. Wildes: mwildes@wildesweinberg.com

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Wildes & Weinberg successfully guided me through my greencard process. The team (Michael, David and Abbas) were very well organized, knowledgeable and professional. Throughout the process I felt that I had the best team on my side and no detail w...

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Michael Wildes is truly the best immigration lawyer in NYC and I feel so blessed that I found him and was able to work with him. He took a what seemed like it would be a totally overwhelming process and made is so easy and streamlined, and he got me ...

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I had to get my visa issued urgently but Michael Wildes and his team at Wildes and Weinberg did a miraculous job in pulling it off. They are hard working, very efficient and very responsive. I have dealt with many lawyers in my career but they are ce...

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