Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed on behalf of Alaya Gujral who has built an illustrious career as an art curator, creative director and artist.
Alaya Gujral has become well known throughout the world in connection with the highly successful events and exhibitions she has been involved with in a critical capacity. She has worked with many prominent organizations and galleries in the United States and India and has been profiled in numerous art industry publications.
Ms. Gujral began her career in the arts at an early age. Her family is very well known and highly respected in India and internationally. She is the granddaughter of world-renowned artist Satish Gujral, niece of benevolent Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, and daughter to parents lauded for their ongoing support and development of the arts worldwide. She attended college at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in order to hone her skills as an artist and curator, but she had already achieved a great deal of success on her own, prior to and after her additional education.
Ms. Gujral has, over the course of her career, been invited to show her own artistic work at a series of exhibitions, and she has worked closely as an Art Director and Curator with Canvas Chicago, where she has played a vital role in the execution of the organization’s successful events including Future Galerie, Voyager and Sub Chroma. Most recently, Ms. Gujral formed a new online art auction sweepstakes platform called “Future Galerie” and launched it with a series of “auctions for social justice”. As cited in the press, Ms. Gujral saw an opportunity to showcase local artists while working towards social justice causes like Black Lives Matter.
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, Denver, Colorado, 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.
I would like to bring the positive news that mine and my family's visas have been APPROVED! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and to express my heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional efforts and unwavering support...Lee Jackson Date : September 25, 2023
Michael and his entire team are professional, diligent and knowledgeable, effective and efficient, patient in guidance and interaction, and confident and reassuring in attitude. In brief: excellent partners and guides for the complex immigration journey.Jonatan S Date : September 14, 2023
The team at Wildes & Weinberg waste no time. They are intelligent, professional, and know exactly what needs to be done to succeed in your case. Had the pleasure of working with Josh Wildes, Julie P. Levey, and Brenda Moura,...Michael “Dimucc” DiMuccio Date : September 8, 2023
Josh Wildes & everyone on the W&W team were excellent with dealing with my green card application. The team were responsive to any questions, set clear goals & requirements for any & all documentation and were clear on what to...Kelvin Barker Date : March 10, 2023
I received my Green Card from Michael Wildes and his firm some days ago. The petition approval and Green Card release represent a real achievement for people like me in the US. Michael Wildes and his team are excellent, and...Luca Zammataro Date : November 22, 2022
Dear Michael Wildes, my husband and I would like to thank you and your team, the work was not easy, especially in the statement, there were a lot of flaws, but we managed to correct everything in a short time,...Jacques Carline Date : August 3, 2022
Our client David came to us after spending more than three years stuck in the immigration court morass with another attorney. His individual hearing wasn’t scheduled to occur for over a year, and he thought it might get pushed off...David E. Date : June 8, 2022