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o-1 secured for film producer

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce the firm’s success in obtaining O1 visa classification for Jean de Meuron, a visionary film producer from Switzerland.  

De Meuron

Over the course of what has already become an impressive career, Mr. de Meuron has received a number of impressive accolades and achievements, including an OSCAR® nomination and membership with the illustrious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Mr. de Meuron has produced a number of acclaimed short films, including La Femme et le TGV (which was nominated for an Academy Award), Megan (nominated for multiple prizes and receiving numerous recognitions, including wining the presitigous Telly Award), and the well received animated short, Coaster. We are honored to work with such a talented and acclaimed producer and look forward to Mr. de Meuron’s continued success in the field. 

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 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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