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o-1 visa secured for influencer/content creator video editor & manager

Managing Partner Michael Wildes and the firm’s Esports and Influencer Coordinator, Associate Attorney Joshua Wildes, are pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has secured an O-1 Petition Approval on behalf of its talented client, Ryan Smyth, known professionally as TruEdits.

Ryan is a world-renowned Video Editor and Channel Manager for some of the biggest names in the Esports Ecosystem and Content Creation world. He has worked with some of the best entertainment and gaming organizations worldwide, including OpTic Gaming and ZygoMedia, as well as some of the biggest Content Creators, Streamers, and Influencers, including Scump, TimTheTatMan, Team Summertime, Kitboga, BoxyFresh, Symfuhny and many others, who collectively reach tens of millions of people through their various Social Media platforms, including YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, and Instagram. Ryan has been critical to these organizations and individuals, as he utilizes his technical editing skills coupled with his deep understanding of the industry and video games to help create some of the best content on the Internet. We wish Ryan a robust career in the United States!

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, musicians Sinead O’ Connor and Boy George, as well as 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, Denver, Colorado and by appointment only in Los Angeles, California 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.

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