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eb1 approval secured for fausto armonti, product & brand innovation advisor/specialist

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured an approved EB-1 petition on behalf of Mr. Fausto Armonti, an internationally renowned Product & Brand Innovation Advisor/Specialist.

The EB-1 is critical key step in an application for permanent residence.

In an illustrious career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Armonti has established himself as an individual of extraordinary ability as a Product & Brand Innovation Advisor/Specialist, with a specialization, most recently in the food industry. By virtue of his accomplishments has risen to the very top of his field of endeavor and possesses a level of expertise which personifies that he is one of the small percentage of Product & Brand Innovation Advisor/Specialists in the world.

Mr. Armonti’s career in branding and product development is one defined by many “firsts,” and his innate talent began to manifest itself in the early 1980s. Mr. Armonti experienced one of his first achievements in branding as a musician, when he began promoting several music performers, including his own band, Studio Hertz, as well as famous Italian singer, Ornella Vanoni who performed with internationally recognized artists such as George Benson, Michael Brecker, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, and Herbie Hancock.

Since the 1990s, Mr. Armonti has served in leading and critical roles with various distinguished organizations in Italy and abroad, primarily focused on companies’ internationalization, branding and product development processes. He invented and managed new branding models and products to achieve transversal strategic alliances in different industries including music, entertainment, media, tradeshows, food and beverage, luxury goods, and industrial design. Mr. Armonti’s original approach to his work is revered for its ingenuity and effectiveness and he has successfully applied it to identify holes in the market and to launch new products and brands to fill these gaps. Mr. Armonti’s innovative work is based on his perspective that “in every market there is a hole, but not in every hole is there a market.” He has played a leading and critical role for his distinguished organizations and achieved positive brand recognition and financial results for them. It has been our Firm’s honor to work with and represent Mr. Armonti.

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, maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

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