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testimonial from former asylum officer and employee

Managing Partner Michael Wildes believes his employees are more than just professionals – they are part of the Wildes & Weinberg family. To that end, he would like to share an email he received from Anthony Cannizzaro, a former Asylum Officer and Paralegal, and recognize the Anthony’s dedication to the firm; its clients; and his service to our Nation. 


“Michael Wildes endorsement – As a former Federal immigration/asylum officer with USCIS/INS for 30 years in which many of these years included working at the district office  at the Federal Building in New York, New York, it gives me great pleasure to provide the following testimony on behalf of Wildes and Weinberg law office. I strongly believe the law firm of Wildes and Weinberg is the most outstanding and preeminent immigration law firm in the United States. The firm undoubtedly is second to none, If any one of my friends or relatives are in need of any immigration law help. It is my honor to highly recommend Leon, Michael, and Steven and the entire firm of Wildes and Weinberg.” Anthony Cannizzaro, Retired Immigration Officer

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Managing Partner 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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