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yeshiva university’s general counsel’s council: summer 2017 pro bono project

Managing Partner Michael Wildes continues to serve as a member of Yeshiva University’s General Counsel’s Council.

Each year, council members meet and present to the University a pro bono project. For 2017, Michael Wildes was joined by Senior Associate Stacey Simon and a team of interns to present information on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and off-campus work authorization. The event was held at The Center for Jewish History which is a collaborative home for five partner organizations, including the Yeshiva University Museum.

In addition to serving as the firm’s Managing Partner, Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, which is associated with Yeshiva University.

According to Michael, “it is a privilege to assist Yeshiva University with their immigration needs.”

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, Pace University, New York University, Berkeley College, and organizations such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Realtors, and other Foundations.

More than fifty seven 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.

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