Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Managing Partner Michael Wildes chats with former tenant and friend, Angelo Paparelli, noted author and partner in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, during the 35th Annual Immigration Law Update in Miami.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association – South Florida Chapter, sponsored the 35th Annual Immigration Law Update – South Beach on February 6 -7, 2014. The event was held at the Treetop Ballroom of Jungle Island.
In the Spring of 2013, Wildes & Weinberg announced the expansion of its immigration law offices by the establishment of a Miami office relegated to the exclusive practice of Federal U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. The office is located at 20900 NE 30th Avenue, 7th Floor, Aventura, FL 33180 (305)-728-2443.
Founded in 1960, Wildes & Weinberg concentrates exclusively in federal immigration and nationality law. The firm grew out of the practice of Leon Wildes, Esq., a distinguished immigration practitioner in New York City. Its original clientele consisted of individuals, rather than corporations, who had been placed in deportation or exclusion proceedings or were otherwise in jeopardy. The practice expanded steadily as word of its outstanding achievements in individual cases spread in the international community (including the firm’s representation of former Beatle John Lennon in deportation proceedings), attracting clients from around the world. Today the firm consists of thirteen attorneys, all experts in the field of U.S. immigration and nationality law, with more than two dozen staff members handling the work of a distinguished and ever-growing clientele. The firm is known for its prompt and efficient service. Despite its steady growth over the past 50 years, the hallmark of the law practice remains the individualized attention to its clients' needs.
South Florida has become a truly international, cosmopolitan destination and the population of immigrants throughout Florida is rapidly growing in terms of numbers, economic ability and political influence. While we have represented numerous clients in Florida over the past 50 years, we are creating a permanent, presence in Miami for the exclusive practice of federal U.S. immigration law in order to make ourselves more readily available to our current clients and this important demographic group.
The expansion of the firm’s Miami offices comes at a time when the complexities of U.S. immigration are growing in a climate of confusion and upheaval, with increased government enforcement action taking place nationwide and the potential of comprehensive immigration reform in the air. The offices on Madison Avenue in New York City and on Palisade Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey will remain fully staffed with bilingual attorneys and paralegals capable of handling the needs of institutional and corporate clients, as well as all individual and family-based immigration matters. The firm’s services run the full gamut of federal immigration practice, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent-type visas, immigration compliance/employer sanctions (Form I-9 Audits) and U.S. citizenship.