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o-1b visa extension approved for talented director

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is delighted to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured an extension of an O-1B visa classification on behalf of Mr. Paul Dugdale based on his extraordinary talent as a Director.  


Paul Dugdale has sustained national acclaim in the UK, the United States and globally for his distinguished work as Director. He has directed some of the most well-known concert films, including Ariana Grande’s recent Netflix release “Excuse Me, I Love You,” Taylor Swift’s Netflix concert special “Reputation Stadium Tour,” “Shawn Mendes Live in Concert,” Coldplay’s YouTube release “Everyday Life Live in Jordan,” and The Rolling Stones’ “Olé, Olé, Olé! A Trip Across Latin America,” among many others. For his work, he has been nominated for two Grammys and received various other awards and nominations, including two UK Video Music Award nominations, a Broadcast Awards and Broadcast Digital Awards nomination, an MTV Europe Music Award nomination, an Oaxaca Film Fest Award for Best Feature Documentary, and a Royal Television Award and nomination for Best Multicamera Work. We look forward to watching his career continue in the United States! 

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.       For more information on our firm please visit or contact Michael Wildes at       

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