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o1 approved for acclaimed belarussian promoter, agent, and entertainment industry leader

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg has been successful in obtaining O1 classification for Mr. Andrei Alekseev, an accomplished leader in the arts and entertainment industry.  

In a stellar career spanning almost two decades, Mr. Alekseev has established himself as a pioneer in the entertainment industry in Belarus and beyond. He is a highly influential promoter of concerts, live music festivals and tours for nationally and internationally renowned artists and performers including such major acts as Cirque du Soleil, 30 Seconds to Mars, Elton John, Linkin Park, and Depeche Mode, to name a few. In recognition of his extraordinary work, he has been repeatedly interviewed as an expert in the entertainment industry by leading publications in Belarus. In addition, many of the events that he has promoted have experienced commercial and critical success. Mr. Alekseev has clearly built an astounding reputation and has distinguished himself from his peers in the entertainment industry, and we are proud to have worked with such a talented and innovative individual.   

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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