eb-1 approval secured for sami viitamäki, digital director

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure EB-1 classification for Executive Digital Director for Sami Viitamäki. 

In an illustrious career spanning more than 10 years, Mr. Viitamäki has established himself as an individual of extraordinary ability as a Digital Marketing Specialist, leading digital strategy, digital experience design, digital design and technology teams. By virtue of his accomplishments, which are detailed below, he has risen to the very top of his field of endeavor and possesses a level of expertise held by only a small percentage of Digital Marketing leaders in the world. A native of Finland, Mr. Viitamäki’s experience spans business, advertising, technology and innovation roles. He is currently holding a very influential role as Executive Digital Director at a leading global advertising agency, Havas. “The best creative agencies today have a strategic approach to design and technology as well as culture and content. Havas has a very strong foundation in all those areas,” Mr. Viitamäki said upon joining Havas. “The focus of my role will be to drive the interplay between them and produce work that pushes boundaries to succeed on any screen or media.” On behalf of Havas, Mr. Viitamäki has led and continues to lead digital intelligence, strategy, marketing, design and technology efforts for globally recognized brands such as TD Ameritrade, Hershey’s, Citibank, ADP and IBM.

By virtue of his accomplishments, Mr. Viitamäki   has risen to the very top of his field of endeavor and it has been our Firm’s honor to work with and represent him.

Founded in 1960 by Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries, Wildes & Weinberg specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. More than fifty six years since its inception the firm continues to serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications and all temporary and permanent type visas. 

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and two international/corporate law firm and 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 recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele and Chef Jean-Georges. 

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has  maintained an extraordinary track record for success for its cases.  In addition, the firm’s  multilingual  staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism. 

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, which continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law has offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and by appointment in Los Angeles, California.

For more information on this visa category or any other classification please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com to schedule a consultation.

For Further Information On How We Can Help Your Firm Meet Its Employment Eligibility Verification Obligations, Please Contact Amy Wildes At amy@wildeslaw.com

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I received my Green Card from Michael Wildes and his firm some days ago. The petition approval and Green Card release represent a real achievement for people like me in the US. Michael Wildes and his team are excellent, and...

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, especially in the statement, there were a lot of flaws, but we managed to correct everything in a short time,...

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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.

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