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wildes & weinberg secures green card approval for outstanding infectious disease physician dr. dheeraj goyal

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce the firm’s success in obtaining EB-1-1 “extraordinary ability” classification for Dr. Dheeraj Goyal, a singularly talented medical professional from India who has been working at the front lines of the fight against a variety of illnesses.  

Dr. Goyal has worked closely with organizations like the CDC to diagnose, research, and treat maladies like COVID-19 and drug resistant infections and has published his work and been invited to act as a peer reviewer with a variety of well-known journals. He is frequently quoted in the media on a range of medical and health topics and has recently been made a Fellow with both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Goyal’s contributions will undoubtedly continue to benefit the U.S. as we work to not only overcome the COVID-19 pandemic but to prepare for future pandemics. Wildes & Weinberg is extremely proud to work with such an acclaimed and selfless professional, and we are thrilled that his petition for permanent residency has been approved.

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 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.

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.

In addition, Wildes & Weinberg’s multilingual staff is spread throughout its offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California (by appointment only), 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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