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. 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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The advice and guidance I received from Attorney Michael Wildes was superb. He brought tears to the eyes of my clients because it facilitated them getting their children here from Ethiopia....

Noel Myricks

We've been honored to be clients of Mr. Leon Wildes for many years-more recently Mayor Michael Wildes and Mr. Adam Moses have delighted us in carrying forward and indeed expanding the culture of integrity, know how, and unique expertise by which...

Jason Gulida Wong

My O1 renewal was more difficult than the original application but Mr. Wildes and his team were there for me throughout the process with top notch legal advice and courtesy. In the end the firm again delivered the goods and I got my visa renewed desp...

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