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immigrant visa approval secured on behalf of nitsan “moon” shavit, actress

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce the firm has secured an immigrant visa on behalf of Israeli actress Nitsan “Moon” Shavit. May, 2019.

Nitsan “Moon” Shavit  is a renowned Israeli actress known for her films known for Don’t Forget Me (2017), Shtisel (2013) and A Place in Heaven (2013) and winner of best actress award in 2018 at the Italian TFF (Torino Film Festival) was granted together with her daughter “Petal” immigrant visas to the United States based on the petition filed by her spouse Adan Shavit, a long-time client and friend of our office.  Our office was instrumental in securing the immigrant visas for Moon and Petal Shavit. 

Moon will resettle in the United States, in New York and Los Angeles where she will continue to pursue her career as an actress in film and stage.  We congratulate her on the successful outcome!

Wildes & Weinberg is a boutique law firm specializing exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law and was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner 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, books, and documentaries.

Today, the firm, which has offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and by appointment in Los Angeles, California, services 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 is also of counsel to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and other international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), Michael has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation, and is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to US immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.

Michael, the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, is also currently serving his third term as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, was appointed to the District Appeals Board of the Selective Service System for the State of New Jersey, was a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Blue Panel on Immigration, and has been a guest lecturer at many distinguished forums and institutions including Yale University, New York University, Brooklyn Law School, and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law. 

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.  Moreover, 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. 

To learn more about Wildes & Weinberg, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at


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