MANAGING PARTNER MICHAEL WILDES RETURNS TO THE NEW SCHOOL TO PRESENT A WINTER 2017 WORKSHOP ON U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW WITH A FOCUS ON THE O-1 VISA CATEGORY
Managing Partner Michael Wildes returned to The New School on December 5, 2017 to present an Immigration Seminar to International Students. The presentation offered general information on U.S. immigration law with an emphasis on the O-1 visa category. The event was organized by the office of International Student and Scholar Services and through the Global Engagement and International Programs.
In order to qualify for an O-1 visa which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education or business to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must provide adequate documentation to demonstrate that he/she has sustained national or international acclaim in their field.
In addition, the individual must provide substantial evidence to prove that he/she meets three of the evidence categories defined by statute, as well as a written advisory opinion from a labor union or relevant peer group. The O-1 visa applicant must also show that he/she has an offer of employment in the United States to work in his/her field of expertise (or several offers of employment from multiple sources, along with a third-party Agent to petition on the individual’s behalf and connect him/her to the multiple employers).
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, 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 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 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, Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California.
In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is Of Counsel to Lincoln Center and other 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, musicians, 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.
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 in New York City.
To schedule an immigration presentation for your institution or organization, contact Michael@wildeslaw.com
Michael and his entire team are professional, diligent and knowledgeable, effective and efficient, patient in guidance and interaction, and confident and reassuring in attitude. In brief: excellent partners and guides for the complex immigration journey.Jonatan S Date : September 14, 2023
The team at Wildes & Weinberg waste no time. They are intelligent, professional, and know exactly what needs to be done to succeed in your case. Had the pleasure of working with Josh Wildes, Julie P. Levey, and Brenda Moura,...Michael “Dimucc” DiMuccio Date : September 8, 2023
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