Spotted outside the Good Day New York (FOX5) Green Room: Founding Partner Leon Wildes and Managing Partner Michael Wildes pose for a picture with Michael Feinstein, singer, pianist, and music revivalist, and Linda Thompson, former actress, beauty pageant winner, wife of Bruce Jenner, and songwriter/lyricist. Leon and Michael were visiting Good Day New York to discuss Leon’s new book on the John Lennon case.
Founded in 1960, Wildes & Weinberg is perhaps best known for Leon Wildes’ representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono. Between 1972 and 1976, Leon represented Lennon and Ono in their struggle to remain in the United States, despite the concerted attempts of the Nixon Administration to deport them.
The case (which included bringing four separate Federal lawsuits) not only resulted in John and Yoko getting their green cards and being able to remain in the United States, but it also led to substantial changes in immigration law and brought to light secretive government practices and undue political influence, that has resulted in greater transparency in the U.S. immigration system.
The book, aptly titled John Lennon v. The USA, is published by Ankerwycke Books, an imprint of ABA Publishing, a division of the American Bar Association and became available in August, 2016. It can be purchased on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/John-Lennon-vs-The-U-S-A/dp/1634254260.
For more than fifty six years, Wildes & Weinberg has been specializing exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law and serves a distinguished domestic and international clientele with the immigration needs of their foreign personnel in areas such as employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, as well as all other temporary and permanent type visas. In addition, the firm has represented performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Boy George, Joe Cocker, Johnny Rotten, Paloma Picasso, numerous Miss Universes, supermodel Giselle Bundchen, Pele, and Sarah Brightman, the world’s bestselling female classical artist of the twenty-first century.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has maintained an extraordinary track record for success for its cases. The firm’s multilingual staff is spread throughout the firm’s four offices (New York City, Englewood, NJ, Miami, and Los Angeles) and is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.
The firm has a department dedicated exclusively to talented foreign nationals who qualify for the O-1 visa category, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, athletics, education and business to live and work in the United States.
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Josh Wildes & everyone on the W&W team were excellent with dealing with my green card application. The team were responsive to any questions, set clear goals & requirements for any & all documentation and were clear on what to...Kelvin Barker Date : March 10, 2023
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Michael and his team are very professional and they always deliver. If you're looking to hire the best possible immigration law firm, you don't have to look any further, Wildes & Weinberg is the one.Nick Holmstren Date : January 7, 2022