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o-1 secured for fashion designer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 classification for renown fashion designer, Julien David.  

Julien David

Julien David has held leading roles within prestigious brands Ralph Lauren, Quiksilver, TOD’s Group, and Narciso Rodriguez. Since 2008, he has also led his wildly successful eponymous brand, Julien David Co. In 2012, four years after founding his eponymous label, Mr.  David was awarded the prestigious ANDAM Grand Prix, which is issued by the Federation of Couture and entails prize money of $300,000.00. He is routinely featured in renowned media including Madam AirFrance, Hypebeast, WWD, British Vogue, Elle, and Vogue France, among others. Mr. David is a multi-faceted fashion designer, who for the past 12 years has been living in Japan, where his flagship store is located. His work has been sold at renowned high-fashion boutiques such as colette, Opening Ceremony, Dover Street Market, The Webster, Le Bon Marche, and Net-a-Porter, among others.  

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Michael Wildes’ 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 also currently serving his third 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. 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 (z”l), as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and Former 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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