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Managing Partner Michael Wildes and Associate Attorney Josh Wildes get recognition from various news outlets, including Dexerto and the Esports News Network, regarding their assistance in obtaining a P-1 visa for esports professional athlete Erik “tOfu” Engel so that he may compete for Gamin Gladiators at Dota 2’s The International 2023. Wildes & Weinberg prides itself on their success in esports cases and are quickly becoming the go-to Esports Immigration Lawyers for many professionals and organizations. 

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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, influencers, esports professionals, 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 soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges, musicians Sinead O’Connor and Boy George, scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z”l), as well as Former First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Michael Wildes, the firm’s Managing Partner and the son of Leon Wildes, 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. Michael’s son, Josh Wildes, now a third-generation immigration lawyer, joined the firm after working for the U.S. Department of Justice in their immigration courts, has experience within immigration at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and as an avid sports fan who has spent ample time researching the parallels between sports and immigration law, he handles many of our esports athlete’s cases.

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 represents individuals and corporations throughout the world. They 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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