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Managing Partner Michael Wildes is thrilled to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has been successful in securing O-1 visa approval for the acclaimed designer Alejandra Burguete. March 2020.


Ms. Burguete is a highly respected professional whose inimitable creative voice has earned her praise from fashion industry leaders, awards from leading organizations in the field, and invitations to design garments for an array of celebrities, performers, and respected apparel firms. Over the course of her career, she has been featured in major media touting her as nothing short of a creative genius. Her designs span the spectrum of fashion, from delicate lace work created for legendary label Solstiss to exquisitely crafted, avant garde dresses worn by famed performers like Imogen Heap, Kimbra, and Debbie Harry. Wildes & Weinberg is proud to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented individual and we look forward to Alejandra’s continuing contributions to fashion in the U.S.

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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