Managing Partner Michael Wildes presents a workshop on U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law in connection with New York State’s Office for New Americans and the Liberty Defense Project, August 2017.
The seminar was arranged in response to recent anti-immigrant rhetoric and expanded federal deportation efforts and as a means to provide worried immigrants with the knowledge required to adequately prepare for worst-case scenarios.
The workshop, Know Your Rights: Overview on U.S. Immigration Law, was held at the Corona Branch of the Queens Library and was organized by Jenifer Rajikumar, Director of Immigration Affairs & Special Counsel, NYS Department of State. Ms. Rajikumar is also a New York City politician, community leader and human rights lawyer. Staff from the Office for New Americans and Governor Cuomo’s Executive Chamber were in attendance. Also featured on the panel was immigration attorney Angela Fernandez, member of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights.
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 First Lady Melania Trump, 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.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases and the firm’s multilingual staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s matter with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.
To schedule an immigration presentation for your institution or organization, contact Michael@wildeslaw.com