This year's BAFTA Britannia Awards honoring Aziz Ansari, Kenneth Branagh, Matt Damon, Ava DuVernay, Claire Foy, and Dick Van Dyke was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The event was hosted by Jack Whitehall. This annual award ceremony honors the best British and international contributions to film.

Michael and his firm, Wildes & Weinberg, are well-versed in the contributions of foreign nationals to the creative arts as his father and the firm’s founding partner, Leon Wildes, successfully represented John Lennon in his deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired law as well as films, plays, documentaries, and books.

More than fifty six 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, the firm is internationally renowned for its 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, literary agents, and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the firm’s recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele. 

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has  maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases and the firm’s  multilingual  staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s matter 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 has a presence in Los Angeles, California.

Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, a former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, NY (1989-1993), a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to different aspects of immigration law, and served as Mayor of  his hometown, Englewood, New Jersey (2004-2010).

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The work done for me by Wildes & Weinberg was flawless. They are living proof that creativity can manifest itself in every professional field. In fact there is a great artistic component in their way of understanding the profession, but above all...

Jago (Sculptor)

Michael Wildes, Walter Gottschalk and the team at Wildes & Weinberg did an outstanding job in assisting us with our green card application. They were extremely meticulous and rigorous throughout the process, and set the right expectations at eve...

Ferzine Esmail

Working with Michael Wildes and Walter Gottschalk has been such a positive experience. Through every step of our journey in achieving permanent resident status for a dear friend, they were informative and reassuring. We are beyond pleased and I canno...

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