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petition approved for supermodel

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed on behalf of supermodel, Esther De Jong.  

De Jong

Ms. Esther De Jong was discovered by famous photographer Anette Aurell. Notably, her first editorial was for Italian Vogue, photographed by the illustrious Steven Meisel. With much success and turning to modeling as a full-time career, Ms. De Jong’s reputation grew. As a result, she has been represented by several reputable agencies, to include Marilyn Models Paris, IMG Paris and Paparazzi Model Management. Ms. De Jong’s impressive editorial appearances demonstrate that she is at the top of the modeling field, with appearances for globally recognized publications such as Vogue Italia, ELLE Italia, Grazia UK, Dazed Magazine, D Repubblica Magazine, Crash Magazine, Vogue Germany, Vogue Spain, L’ Officiel, Numero Tokyo, and Glamour Italy. Ms. De Jong is a favorite among several designers and is well known for her signature catwalks on behalf of designers Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chanel, Lacroix, DKNY, Christian Dior, Fendi, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Max Mara, The Row, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Tome, and Alberta Ferreti.   

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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