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eb-1 approved for medical technology innovator

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is happy to announce the firm’s success in obtaining EB-1A “extraordinary ability” immigrant classification for Mr. Sathyanarayanan “Sathya” Elumalai.  

Mr. Elumalai has established himself as an individual of extraordinary ability in the healthcare industry and an incomparable innovator invaluable whose contributions to the field of biomedical engineering and medical diagnostics promises to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.  He has amassed a litany career-defining professional accomplishments, most notably the development of the MouthLab, a revolutionary handheld diagnostic tool which is nothing short of a technological marvel. Mr. Elumalai has risen to the very top of his field of endeavor and possesses a level of expertise that clearly establishes that he is one of the small percentage of experts in this critical industry. In the midst of a pandemic that is unlike any the world has seen in over a century, Mr. Elumalai is working on the front lines of medicine and technology to develop safe and effective methods for detecting and preventing not only the myriad of today’s healthcare challenges, but the unknown threats that await us in the future. We are proud to represent such a tireless innovator and look forward to his continued success in America.

Wildes & Weinberg was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner, Leon Wildes.  Nearly three quarters of a century later, the firm continues to concentrate its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial, and manufacturing concerns, as well as law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.

In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Most notable was Leon Wildes’ successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his artist wife, Yoko Ono in their deportation proceedings, the basis of which has inspired legislation, and has been portrayed in films, plays, and literary works worldwide.  Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z”l), as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and Former First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Michael Wildes, the firm’s Managing Partner, is also currently serving his fourth term as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey,  is the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door (which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field),  is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms.

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, the firm has maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases.

In addition, Wildes & Weinberg’s multilingual staff is spread throughout its offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California (by appointment only), and are known for their experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.

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