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o-1 secured for individual in venture capital funding and healthcare

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed to secure O-1 classification for Dr. Uri Geiger, an individual of extraordinary ability in Venture Capital Funding and Healthcare.  

Dr. Geiger is the inventor and executor of “The Platform Model Investment Strategy” and Co-Founder of Accelmed, having formulated, grown and developed the company since inception. He is chiefly responsible for overseeing all due diligence, negotiations and execution of all Platform Model success stories, including but not limited to Accelmed’s $25 million investment in Cognetix; the subsequent sourcing and sale of Cognetix to Laborie for $242 million; yielding a 250% return on Accelmed’s original investment; as well as investments by Accelmed in Keystone Dental ($50 million, 2019), CartiHeal (Series B, $15 million, 2016), and SoniVie (Private Equity, $2.5 million, 2015), among others. For these contributions and more, Dr. Geiger has been featured in leading national and international publications such as Globes, Wall Street Journal, Business Wire, CTech, FinsMes, Philadelphia Business Journal and the Times of Israel, among others.

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 Los Angeles, California (by appointment only) 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.

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