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o-1 approval secured for patrick kirby, business expert

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the 0-1 visa classification petition filed on behalf of Patrick Kirby, a business, advertising, and marketing expert, January, 2019.

Patrick Kirby has built an illustrious reputation as a business expert and has become recognized internationally as a leader in the business of advertising and marketing strategy through his work representing some of the most well-known brands on earth. He has been responsible for building the marketing and sales infrastructure on which GlassView sits on within the Salesforce CRM system, which is the absolute backbone of the company. Mr. Kirby routinely writes and publishes scholarly articles about advertising and marketing in major publications such as Media Post, Martech Series, AdWeek, Media Shift, Brand Channel, Advertising Week and IOT Business News. Most importantly, he is credited with creating and implementing original contributions with respect to several groundbreaking platforms, which have been incredibly impactful to the advertising and marketing industries.

In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.

In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets three of the evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).

For more than fifty eight years, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International individuals and corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and 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 investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, and literary agents.

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