Managing Partner Michael Wildes, also the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the Sugarhill Gang’s release of Rapper’s Delight, which was widely credited as the first hit to push hip-hop into the mainstream.  Sylvia Robinson, known as the Mother of Hip-Hop" produced and co-wrote Rapper’s Delight which was released on September 16, 1979.  The Gang, pictured with Michael, performed at his 40th birthday party and recently, his daughter came across the famous album cover. September 2019.

Michael, through his work as an immigration attorney helps musicians and artists of all genre’s actualize their ability to live and work in America. His firm, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. 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, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries. The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship. 

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is a three term Mayor in Englewood, New Jersey, is the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field, is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms. Moreover, Michael 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 other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges, singing sensation Sarah Brightman, and First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

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.

For more information on U.S. Immigration Laws, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

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