With offices in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, Wildes & Weinberg, considered by many to be the premier U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law firm in the United States, headed to Miami Swim Week 2015.
Founded in 1960, the Wildes & Weinberg firm prepares and files numerous visas for fashion models each year, bringing in coveted talent from around the world so that they can participate in these prestigious fashion events. For fashion models who have developed a distinguished reputation in the industry, the firm will typically file O-1 visa petitions which are reserved for individuals of extraordinary ability. Models of this caliber have worked for distinguished designers and have appeared in top fashion magazines the world over.
In order to qualify for an O-1 visa, which allows individuals of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, athletics or business, to live and work in the United States, the foreign national must provide adequate documentation to support a claim of extraordinary ability as demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim; substantial documentation evidencing he/she meets at least 3 of the acceptable evidence categories as defined by statute; a written advisory opinion from a peer group (if applicable); and an offer of employment (or multiple offers of employment, and a third party agent to petition on the individual’s behalf).
For more than five decades, the immigration law offices of Wildes & Weinberg, PC has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees. In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, scholars, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.
Recently, the firm successfully obtained a green Card for Ralph Lauren’s top fit model Anastasia Khozissova. In addition to Anastasia the firm has an esteemed roster of renowned clientele who wish to pursue careers in the United States. Most well-know for representing former Beatle John Lennon and his artist wife Yoko Ono, other notable clients of the firm include Pele as well other professional athletes including Greg Norman, Virginia Wade, Billy Smith, Al Arbour, and Kwame James, the former professional basketball player who subdued the would-be "shoe bomber" Richard Reid on a trans-Atlantic flight, Joe Cocker, Johnny Rotten, Paloma Picasso, the 2013, 2011,2010, 2009 and 2008 Miss Universes, supermodel Giselle Bundchen and International recording artist Sarah Brightman, the world's bestselling female classical artist of the twenty-first century.
Recognizing that South Florida has become a truly international, cosmopolitan destination and the population of immigrants throughout Florida is rapidly growing in terms of numbers, economic ability and political influence, the firm opened its Florida office two years ago in order to make ourselves more readily available to our current clients and this important demographic group. The Miami (Aventura), Florida, office is relegated to the exclusive practice of Federal U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. All of our offices are staffed with bilingual attorneys and paralegals capable of handling the needs of institutional and corporate clients, as well as all individual and family-based immigration matters. Our services run the full gamut of federal immigration practice, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent-type visas, immigration compliance/employer sanctions (Form I-9 Audits) and U.S. citizenship. In all three offices, our firm stands committed to continue to serve prompt, honest, individualized counsel for federal immigration related services.
Pictured here is Wildes & Weinberg P.C. Miami office Paralegal Corrine Durso who represented the firm at Miami Fashion Week 2015: Originally from Queens, New York, Corinne moved to Florida in September 2013 after working in the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices for nearly three years. Corinne has a Masters in Psychology from St. Johns University, is a certified paralegal from Queens College, and has significant expertise in O-1 visas, particularly in the arts, EB1s, H1Bs, I-9 compliance, and adjustment of status applications.
For more information on 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, please visit our Immigration 101 page or contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at firstname.lastname@example.org.