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petition approved on behalf of tanzanian music artist

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is proud to announce the approval of the petition filed on behalf of Sallam Sharaaff, who is known for bringing Tanzanian music to many corners of the world.

Mr. Sharaaff is an esteemed music manager and music executive who is considered among the ranks of other important music figures. Expertly managing careers of African artists notably Diamond Platnumz and the Wasafi stable of artists, Mr. Sharaff has led them to continental and global fame. In turn, the exploding popularity of African artists has prompted a rise in transatlantic musical collaborations, a majority of which have been overseen by Mr. Sharaff. That Mr. Sharaff has been a recognized figure in the music industry since the early 2000’s, combined with the facts that he has led artists to performances reaching thousands of viewers and that he released the best-selling debut albums, is undeniable evidence of his sustained acclaim and stature as an individual of extraordinary ability in the music industry. Mr. Sharaff is in charge of an important movement that has brought Tanzanian music to most countries in the world.

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Michael Wildes’ 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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