Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Managing Partner, Michael Wildes, returned to his alma mater, Queens College – CUNY, to present his annual workshop on U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: A Guide for Graduating International Students. The event was coordinated by the International Students and Scholars Office.
Mr. Wildes, a 1986 Queens College undergraduate alumni, addressed both domestic and international students on U.S. immigration and Nationality Laws and how to remain compliant. His presentation included information on immigration compliance, the procedures necessary for foreign born individuals to live and work lawfully in the United States, and the regulations imposed on foreign students. He provided an in depth analysis of the various types of visa’s available to those seeking to remain lawfully on our shores and in our workforce (i.e. B-1/B-2 visitor visa, F-1 student visa, H-1B skilled professional visa, L-1 intra-company transferee visa, and O-1 Aliens of extraordinary ability) as well as the path to lawful permanent resident status (green card holder) and eventually U.S. citizenship. Mr. Wildes outlined the policies involved, discussed pertinent deadlines for the application processes, and how to maintain good status and not be in violation of our nations immigration rules. Throughout the presentation, Mr. Wildes fielded questions posed by the students and provided answers in the hope that the students would gain a clear understanding of the information given. The presentation at Queens College – CUNY is part of the firm’s ongoing efforts to improve and educate the public’s understanding of this complicated area of U.S. law.
Michael enjoys being on the lecture circuit and has provided workshops on U.S. Immigration Law to universities, corporations, non-profit and social organizations, other law firms, immigration municipalities, and to the public at large for many years. As a service to the community, his lectures are free of charge and intended to increase public understanding of immigration laws and how to remain in compliance. Michael has previously presented lectures at such noteworthy institutions as Yale University, Yeshiva University, Pace University, New York University, Berkeley College, and organizations such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Realtors, and other Foundations.
More than fifty 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 application, all temporary and permanent-type visas, naturalization, and Form I-9 compliance. Today, the firm has offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey and Miami, Florida.
In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center, the New York Cosmos and two international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), he has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and 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, 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.
Moreover, Michael is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to immigration law, and is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York.
To schedule an immigration presentation for your institution or organization, contact Michael@wildeslaw.com.
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Josh Wildes & everyone on the W&W team were excellent with dealing with my green card application. The team were responsive to any questions, set clear goals & requirements for any & all documentation and were clear on what to...Kelvin Barker Date : March 10, 2023
I received my Green Card from Michael Wildes and his firm some days ago. The petition approval and Green Card release represent a real achievement for people like me in the US. Michael Wildes and his team are excellent, and...Luca Zammataro Date : November 22, 2022
Dear Michael Wildes, my husband and I would like to thank you and your team, the work was not easy, especially in the statement, there were a lot of flaws, but we managed to correct everything in a short time,...Jacques Carline Date : August 3, 2022
Our client David came to us after spending more than three years stuck in the immigration court morass with another attorney. His individual hearing wasn’t scheduled to occur for over a year, and he thought it might get pushed off...David E. Date : June 8, 2022
Josh Wildes and Yoni Jonas are amazing! We sought Wildes & Weinberg help because our application for naturalization was taking a long time and seemed to be stuck in the system indefinitely. Within two weeks of submitting our paperwork to...Daniela Bustamante Date : June 1, 2022
Michael Wildes and the rest of the team at Wildes & Weinberg were tremendously helpful in navigating us through the complexities of the immigration process. We are really happy with their service and would 100% recommend them to anyone looking...Alan Herskowich and Nicole Woroszylski Date : May 26, 2022
Michael and his team are very professional and they always deliver. If you're looking to hire the best possible immigration law firm, you don't have to look any further, Wildes & Weinberg is the one.Nick Holmstren Date : January 7, 2022