Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce that music industry innovator Nick Holmstén has engaged Wildes & Weinberg to prepare an EB1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) immigrant visa petition following our success in obtaining O1 visa status on his behalf.
Mr. Holmstén is best known for his pioneering work with streaming giant Spotify, where he was widely acknowledged as the person responsible for creating the modern curated playlist, most notably the platform’s hugely popular “Today’s Top Hits.” He has since pivoted to a new position overseeing the creation of new music services associated for Fortress Investment’s TSX Entertainment project in New York. We are honored to work with such a singularly talented individual as Mr. Holmstén, and look forward to his continued contributions to the American music industry.
Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was 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). The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship.
In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is also currently serving his third 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. Moreover, Michael 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 other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and First Lady Melania Trump and her family.
Today the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California, and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.