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lawful permanent resident status secured for fashion model

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce that the firm has secured lawful permanent resident status for Hana Nitsche, international fashion model and actress. 

Hana Nitsche has enjoyed a distinguished modeling career since her appearance on Germany’s Next Top Model in 2007, which propelled her to international stardom. She has been featured on the covers of FHM France, Cocoon, Maxim Germany, and Maxim South Africa as well as in editorials for Elle, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and GQ. Lifestyle and celebrity magazines like Gala, Glamour, InStyle, and OK constantly feature articles on her career and social life providing updates to her numerous fans and followers. She has also collaborated with photographer Raphael Mazzucco on his “Iceland Series,” which was exhibited at Art Basel. Hana Nitsche continues to leave her mark upon the industry, ranking No. 1 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in 2016.

We look forward to watching Hana’s robust career continue in the United States!

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. The firm’s litigation group has expanded its efforts in filing Mandamus Actions and other Actions in Federal Courts throughout the nation.

In addition, Wildes & Weinberg’s multilingual staff is spread throughout its offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and by appointment only in Los Angeles, California and Tel Aviv, Israel, 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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