Most lawyers shy away from controversy; but for Managing Partner Michael Wildes, wearing bulletproof vests and aiding the U.S. government in their quest to gather high profile secret information is not something he is afraid to do. As a result, he has agreed to handle the immigration affairs of several well-know whistle blowers, a suspected terrorist and a high-profile Saudi defector, and has negotiated the safe return of children kidnapped to foreign lands.
Wildes, a former Special Assistant U.S. attorney in New York and an Englewood, NJ councilman and mayor, is becoming well-known in the immigration community for handling the toughest, most complicated, and potentially dangerous cases in immigration law. He served with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients. As a result of representing the United States government in immigration proceedings, Michael Wildes is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to corporate immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.
His boutique law firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. It was established in 1960 by his 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. More than fifty five years since its inception, the firm which now has offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida (with a California location soon to be announced), continues to serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications and all temporary and permanent-type visas.
In addition to the above, Michael also serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center, two international/corporate law firms, and is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Michael is also 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, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele.
The below excerpt from the book Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service, by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal, discusses Michael’s 1998 pro bono representation of Dr. Iftikhar Khan Chaudhry, a Pakistani Defector who was seeking Political Asylum in New York in exchange for information on the secret cooperation between Iran and Pakistan.
To learn more, please contact Michael at Michael@wildeslaw.com to schedule a consultation or for media inquiries.
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How can you trust someone to be a part of one of the biggest moves you will ever make in your life? That’s what I asked myself when looking for the right lawyer to work on our visa my wife...Tallis Date : November 29, 2023
I would like to bring the positive news that mine and my family's visas have been APPROVED! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and to express my heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional efforts and unwavering support...Lee Jackson Date : September 25, 2023
Michael and his entire team are professional, diligent and knowledgeable, effective and efficient, patient in guidance and interaction, and confident and reassuring in attitude. In brief: excellent partners and guides for the complex immigration journey.Jonatan S Date : September 14, 2023
The team at Wildes & Weinberg waste no time. They are intelligent, professional, and know exactly what needs to be done to succeed in your case. Had the pleasure of working with Josh Wildes, Julie P. Levey, and Brenda Moura,...Michael “Dimucc” DiMuccio Date : September 8, 2023
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
Dear Michael Wildes, my husband and I would like to thank you and your team, the work was not easy, especially in the statement, there were a lot of flaws, but we managed to correct everything in a short time,...Jacques Carline Date : August 3, 2022