Managing Partner Michael Wildes, also currently serving his third term as Mayor, Englewood, New Jersey, was a featured panelist at the National Action Network National Convention, where the topic of From Jail to Work was discussed. The panel was moderated by The Honorable Ras Baraka, Mayor, Newark , New Jersey and followed remarks by New Jersey Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Cory Booker. Friday, April 5, 2019.
The National Action Network is a not-for-profit, civil rights organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton in New York City, New York, in early 1991. Sharing the dais with Michael Wildes are The Honorable Frank Gilliam, Mayor, Atlantic City, New Jersey, The Honorable Ted R. Green, Mayor, East Orange, New Jersey, The Honorable Frank Minor, Mayor, Logan Township, New Jersey, The Honorable Tony Vauss, Mayor, Irvington, New Jersey, and The Honorable Dwayne Warren, Mayor, Orange, New Jersey. The event will be held from April 3 to April 6, 2019 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
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 nine 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, New Jersey, 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, soccer icon Pele, Chef Jean-Georges as well as many talented Israeli artists and entrepreneurs.
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.