leon wildes: what i got by giving (the wildes family scholarship)

Wildes & Weinberg P.C. Senior and Founding Partner Leon Wildes discusses what motivated him to create The Wildes Family Scholarship at The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The scholarship hopes to afford qualified students the opportunity to attend Cardozo, notwithstanding the financial cost of such an education, and at the same time perpetuating the school’s high standards of excellence and dedication to values.
Mr. Wildes explains that “the establishment of The Wildes Family Scholarship is the fulfillment of a life-long dream”. While balancing a budding law career, Mr. Wildes became an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Cardozo, a position he held for nearly 30 years before passing the baton to his son and partner, Michael Wildes, who just completed his third year of teaching Business Immigration Law.
During his second year of teaching, Mr. Wildes realized that he wished to help develop Cardozo into a school committed to doing good and pursing justice for all while simultaneously instilling these same values into his family. His son Michael, (Cardozo class of ’89) has successfully followed his fathers footsteps professionally and has served his community on a local level as a city council man and mayor of his hometown, Englewood, NJ.  Michael even met his wife Amy (Class of ’91) at Cardozo and together they work hard to perpetuate the ideals of their father.  Mr. Wildes son Mark, also a graduate of Cardozo (Class of ’92), is a prominent outreach Rabbi in New York City, having established Manhattan Jewish Experience, a house of worship and learning center for unaffiliated Jewish 20 and 30 year olds. 
Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, which maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida, continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.  This reputation stems in part due to Mr. Leon Wildes’ successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries.  
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, the firm has 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.

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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

Our client David came to us after spending more than three years stuck in the immigration court morass with another attorney. His individual hearing wasn’t scheduled to occur for over a year, and he thought it might get pushed off...

David E. Date : June 8, 2022

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

Walter Gottschalk and Michael Wildes at Wildes & Weinberg P.C Law Offices have been fantastic partners in our immigration journey. They were professional and helpful. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Bruno Caron and Melanie St. Amour Date : December 2, 2021

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