Managing Partner Michael Wildes, also the Mayor of the City of Englewood, poses with Yael Rudolph at the grand re-opening of iLoveKickboxing. Yael and her husband, Elnatan, are the new owners of the studio which is located at 35 Nathaniel Place in Englewood, NJ. February 2019.
As a full-time immigration attorney, and part-time mayor, Michael’s schedule is very busy. Recently, he had the privilege of representing Adonis Stevenson, a Haitian Canadian professional boxer, who has held the WBC and lineal light-heavyweight titles since 2013 and previously held the Ring magazine light-heavyweight title from 2013 to 2015.
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, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries, Wildes & Weinberg specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. More than fifty eight years since its inception the firm 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 running a highly successful immigration law practice and his part-time position as Mayor of Englewood, NJ, Michael the author of, Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, and an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, also serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and two international/corporate law firms. Further, he is 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, musicians, photographers, stylists, 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 and Chef Jean-Georges. 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 a presence in Los Angeles, California and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.