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national interest waiver approved

Wildes & Weinberg has successfully secured 212(f) National Interest Waiver of the travel ban imposed on Schengen area residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 9993 on behalf of Mr. Paul Maffi, a world-renowned photographer of extraordinary ability. 

Paul Maffi has been hailed as “one of the finest image-makers working in the world today” and “talent [that] has no bounds.” His unique artistic vision has brought outstanding commercial success to some of the world’s top brands and designers, such as Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, Helmut Lang, Sephora, Tory Burch, and Rick Owens. Mr. Maffi has been commissioned by the likes of Vogue, WSJ, Beauty Papers, NY Times Magazine, V Magazine, Interview!

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 a three term Mayor in 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.

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