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green card approval secured for christopher peterson, north america’s foremost female impersonator

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured EB-11 visa classification on behalf of his client Christopher Peterson, North America’s foremost female impersonator.

The EB-11 visa is available to those individuals who have proven extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.  Christopher Peterson has demonstrated his extraordinary ability as an artist and entertainer performing for more than two decades in the United States and his native Canada.   

Christopher is most renowned for his original, award-winning, one-man show EYECONS, in which he delivers astounding impersonations of Hollywood’s leading ladies—Marilyn  Monroe, Judy Garland, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Cher, Bette Davis, and Lucille Ball (whom he also portrayed next to Cuba Gooding Jr. in the hit movie Rat Race).

Christopher Peterson has set himself shoulders apart from others in his field, not only due to his range of “characters” but more so for his ability to channel these iconic personalities using his own voice, complete with his impeccable comedic timing. He has been dubbed a “master of impersonations” and has received numerous accolades from critics and the press, not to mention his extensive fan base who flock to his shows time and time again. It has been a true honor to work with such a talented and beloved artist. We wish him the best for the future!

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 firms 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. 

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.

To learn more Michael Wildes or Wildes & Weinberg, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at to schedule a consultation.

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