michael wildes inducted as member in the friars club

The Friars Club founded in 1904 and  located at 57 East 55th Street in New York City,  is a private club famous for its celebrity roasts. The club’s membership is composed mostly of comedians, celebrities, and individuals associated with the arts and entertainment industry. Pictured alongside Michael and his wife Amy, at his induction, are his Partners and their wives, Leon and Alice Wildes, Steven and Helaine Weinberg, and fellow Friars, Larry Schatz and Steve and Sondra Beninati.


Wildes & Weinberg, P.C.  is a boutique law firm specializing exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law.  Michael Wildes, the Managing Partner, is often considered the “immigration attorney for the stars”, having  represented many performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Some of his recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe’s, as well as soccer icon Pele. 

In addition to serving as the Managing Partner, Michael serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international 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. Having represented the United States government in immigration proceedings, Michael Wildes is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to US immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.

Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, served two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, NJ, his hometown, was a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration, an Auxiliary Police Officer, and EMT.

Wildes & Weinberg was established in 1960 by Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, who is 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. 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 applications and all temporary and permanent-type visas.

More then 5 decades later, the firm’s multi-lingual staff is spread throughout its three offices, New York City, Englewood, NJ and Miami, FL.

For Further Information On How We Can Help Your Firm Meet Its Employment Eligibility Verification Obligations, Please Contact Amy Wildes At amy@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

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