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michael wildes introduces stand-up comic client at symphony space

On a recent Saturday evening, Managing Partner Michael Wildes had the pleasure of introducing the firm’s client, Eran Zaracovitz, a multi-talented Israeli entertainer, to a packed house at Symphony Space which is in New York City.  The firm secured an O-1 visa for Eran which allowed him to perform in the United States. Michael’s introduction of Eran foreshadows the firm’s announcement of its new office which will be located in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Eran Zaracovitz is an Israeli award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and radio host who has received significant recognition and achievements throughout Israel and Europe. Mr. Zaracovitz is known for his work in the popular award-winning television shows Eretz Nehederet (A Wonderful Country)Mesadurim and The Parliament, and is one of the most influential and respected figures in Israel. He has won multiple awards at the Israeli Television Academy Awards and was chosen to host the finale of the esteemed contest Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.  It was an honor for Michael to be able to bring this highly successful and talented individual to America as well as on to the stage!

Wildes & Weinberg was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner, Leon Wildes.  Nearly three quarters of a century later, the firm continues to concentrate its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial, and manufacturing concerns, as well as law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.   

In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Most notable was Leon Wildes’ successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his artist wife, Yoko Ono in their deportation proceedings, the basis of which has inspired legislation, and has been portrayed in films, plays, and literary works worldwide.  Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z”l), as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and Former First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Michael Wildes, the firm’s Managing Partner, is also currently serving his fourth term as Mayor of 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.

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, the firm has maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases. The firm’s litigation group has expanded its efforts in filing Mandamus Actions and other Actions in Federal Courts throughout the nation.

In addition, Wildes & Weinberg’s multilingual staff is spread throughout its offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California (by appointment only) and are known for their experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.

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