Theirs was a true love story and although his fairy tale did not end with him being with his true love forever, his tale does have a happy ending.
Louis Shaban married Mariann LaMonte in 1996, two years after he overstayed his tourist visa. Shortly after they were married, Mariann was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and while she was fighting for her life, Louis was fighting the federal government, who was trying to deport him back to his native South Africa, so that he could remain on US soil and help care for his ailing wife.
Fast forward almost 20 years later, with the help of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Partners, the dynamic father and son duo, Leon and Michael Wildes, Louis overcame his immigration challenges and was recently sworn in as a US Citizen. According to Louis, ” Leon and Michael Wildes, without the two of you, I wouldn’t be a US Citizen. When there was no hope to remain in the United States, the two of you were able to secure my green card and ultimately United States Citizenship.”
For more information on our efforts on behalf of this couple, please see “Wildes Wins Battle for Cancer Victim“.
Wildes & Weinberg P.C., was established by Leon Wildes in 1960, who is most well-known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his artist wife, Yoko Ono, in their deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films, documentaries, and books.
Over the past 50 years, the firm has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees. In addition, we have a distinguished clientele and have done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, we have maintained an extraordinary track record for success in our cases. In addition, our staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.
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Josh Wildes & everyone on the W&W team were excellent with dealing with my green card application. The team were responsive to any questions, set clear goals & requirements for any & all documentation and were clear on what to...Kelvin Barker Date : March 10, 2023
I received my Green Card from Michael Wildes and his firm some days ago. The petition approval and Green Card release represent a real achievement for people like me in the US. Michael Wildes and his team are excellent, and...Luca Zammataro Date : November 22, 2022
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Josh Wildes and Yoni Jonas are amazing! We sought Wildes & Weinberg help because our application for naturalization was taking a long time and seemed to be stuck in the system indefinitely. Within two weeks of submitting our paperwork to...Daniela Bustamante Date : June 1, 2022
Michael Wildes and the rest of the team at Wildes & Weinberg were tremendously helpful in navigating us through the complexities of the immigration process. We are really happy with their service and would 100% recommend them to anyone looking...Alan Herskowich and Nicole Woroszylski Date : May 26, 2022
Michael and his team are very professional and they always deliver. If you're looking to hire the best possible immigration law firm, you don't have to look any further, Wildes & Weinberg is the one.Nick Holmstren Date : January 7, 2022