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michael wildes assists in medivac of patient from cuba

Managing Partner Michael Wildes, also a Volunteer EMT, recently assisted in Israeli national being transferred from Cuba to the United States for urgent medical care.

Managing Partner Michael Wildes wears multiple caps: attorney, former federal prosecutor, former mayor, adjunct professor of law, EMT, and friend among many other titles. On Friday, December 25, 2015, many of these “hats” worked in synch as Michael Wildes together with elected officials along with VitalOne, an emergency medical transport team, to help defy the odds and save a vacationer’s life.

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More than fifty five years since its inception Michael and his staff at Wildes & Weinberg continue to specialize exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law and serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele with the immigration needs of their foreign  personnel in areas such as employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, as well as all other temporary and permanent type visas. 

Moreover, the firm, which was founded in 1960 by Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings,  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 including Joe Cocker, Johnny Rotten, Paloma Picasso, numerous Miss Universes, supermodel Giselle Bundchen, Pele, and Sarah Brightman, the world’s bestselling female classical artist of the twenty-first century.

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice and serving as Counsel to Lincoln Center, Michael is also of counsel to two international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), Michael has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation, and is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to US immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.

Michael also served two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, was appointed to the District Appeals Board of the Selective Service System for the State of New Jersey, was a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Blue Panel on Immigration, and has been a guest lecturer at many distinguished forums and institutions including Yale University, New York University, Brooklyn Law School, and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law. 

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has maintained an extraordinary track record for success for its cases.  In addition, the firm’s multilingual  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. 

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and just announced that it will be expanding to California in the near future, and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

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