Managing Partner Michael Wildes served as the immigration consultant for the motion picture film adaptation of the New York Times Best-Seller The Sun Is Also A Star, by Nicola Yoon which opened in theaters nationwide, May 2019.
Nicola Yoon’s young adult novel, The Sun Is Also a Star centers around Natasha (Black-ish, Grown-ish’s Shahidi), a girl in New York City whose pragmatism is challenged when she falls in love with Daniel (Riverdale’s Melton) right before her family is set to be deported back to Jamaica. MGM and Warner Bros. are behind the feature. Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) adapted the book for the screen, and Ry Russo-Young (Before I Fall and Nobody Walks) is the director. The Sun Is Also a Star is scheduled to be released next Spring.
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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, Michael was recently sworn-in as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, has just released his newly authored book, 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. Moreover, Michael 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 other distinguished clients include several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and First Lady Melania Trump and her family.
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.