MANAGING PARTNER MICHAEL WILDES, author of SAFE HAVEN IN AMERICA: BATTLES TO OPEN THE GOLDEN DOOR, returns to The GROWING STUDIO to discuss issues regarding U.S. IMMIGRATION laws, with an emphasis on the O-1 non-immigrant visa for outstanding aliens with extraordinary ability to do specialized work in the United States, in the fields of sciences, arts, athletics, education, and business, September 2018.
The Growing Studio was established by actors for actors. They are located in New York City and in London, and offer affordable classes, with a low student-faculty ratio to help their students further their careers while growing as artists along the way. Michael Wildes joined members of the New York City class to discuss issues regarding US immigration laws they are currently facing or will face in the future.
Michael, a former federal prosecutor and the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, also served two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey (and recently became the Democratic mayoral nominee once again), was appointed to the District Appeals Board of the Selective Service System for the State of New Jersey, was a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Blue Panel on Immigration, and has been a guest lecturer at many distinguished forums and institutions including Yale University, New York University, Brooklyn Law School, and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law.
In addition, Michael has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation, and is internationally recognized for his successful representation of many defectors who have provided difficult to obtain national security information to the U.S. In addition to rotating his time between his four offices (New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and by appointment in Los Angeles, California), Mr. Wildes is a regular participant on professional panels as well as a frequent commentator and legal analyst on network television and radio.
His firm, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner, Leon Wildes, Michael’s father, who is best known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon in his deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which inspired legislation, documentaries, and books. As a niche firm, the multi-lingual staff of Wildes & Weinberg, has experience in 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, all temporary and permanent type visas, naturalization, and Form I-9 compliance and has been servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, as well as law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.
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, 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.
To schedule an immigration presentation for your institution or organization, contact Michael@wildeslaw.com