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eb-1 approval secured for shay zandani, cybersecurity expert

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visa classification on behalf of Shay Zandani, an international cybersecurity expert.

In an illustrious career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Zandani has established himself as a pioneer in cybersecurity. Since 1990, he has worked to establish systems and platforms to secure databases and IT infrastructure  from cyberattacks on behalf of prestigious organizations including the Security Department of the Israeli Air Force IT Unit, Kesselman Global Risk Management Solutions (a subsidiary of PricewaterhouseCoopers), and Cytegic. He is regularly profiled in the pages of the industry’s most widely-read and trusted publications and invited to speak at and participate in the most prestigious industry conferences throughout the world. It has been our Firm’s honor to work with and represent Mr. Zandani.

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 the EB-1 visa category or any other classification please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at to schedule a consultation.

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