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Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce its collaboration with HKM Productions on securing approval of the visa petition filed on behalf of renowned Argentine Tango choreographer and dancer, Francisco Forquera.

Francisco Forquera first debuted on the Tango scene in 1996 at Lincoln Center’s “Tango y Tango”. He has participated in several prestigious shows that include “Buenos Aires Celebration Month” at the World Financial Center, “Paramount of the Arts” in Peekskill, “Tango, Memories of an Immigrant”; “Todo Tango” “Good Morning America”; “Vraison”; and he danced in the film “Random Harts” with Harrison Ford. In August 2001, he was offered the principal dance role in the musical “Camila” on the Walnut Street Theater of Philadelphia. In between 2001 and 2005 he also integrated the prestigious Broadway Tango company “Forever Tango” as principal dancer. He debuted with Forever Tango at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and toured the USA, England, France, Mexico, South Korea, Hawaii, Japan, and China. Mr. Forquera’s style and dance interpretation is characterized for his unique elegance in his walking together with the exploration of new dance forms inside of the “Tango de Salon” and “Tango de Escenario “respecting the essence of the traditional tango”.

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 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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