MANAGING PARTNER MICHAEL WILDES OFFERS SESSION ON US IMMIGRATION LAW TO YOUTHBRIDGE-NY FELLOWS, FEBRUARY 2018.
YOUTHBRIDGE –NY IS A NON-PROFIT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION THAT BRINGS TOGETHER NEW YORK CITY STUDENTS AND OFFERS THEM SKILLS TO COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES OF LIVING IN AN EXTREMELY DIVERSE CITY.
YouthBridge – NY was founded as “Bridge to Brotherhood” in 1997 in order to facilitate opportunities for high school teens from multi-cultural communities to meet and discuss issues facing New York’s diverse population. After the tragic events of 9/11, the organization rebranded itself as YouthBridge-NY and now is part of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Each year, 35 high school students are selected to join the 2 year fellowship program which offers leadership skill building training through workshops, site visits, lectures, and experiential learning opportunities. Michael’s daughter, Jaclyn, is an active participate with the program.
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 eight 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