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announcing new of counsel relationship with ambassador ned siegel

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., Managing Partner, Michael Wildes, announces new of counsel relationship with Ambassador Ned Siegel, Chairman of the Board of The Siegel Group, June 2014.
Ambassador Ned L. Siegel, (U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, (Ret.), has now become of counsel to the firm Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., a boutique immigration law firm with offices in New York, Englewood, NJ, and Miami, Florida.
Presently, Ambassador Siegel is Chairman of the Board of The Siegel Group, a multi-disciplined international business management advisory firm specializing in real estate, energy, utilities, infrastructure, financial services, oil & gas and cyber & security technologies.  Ambassador Siegel serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of numerous public and private companies, and private equity groups. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Connecticut in 1973 and received a Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1976.
In addition to his 30 years of entrepreneurial success, Ambassador Siegel has a distinguished record of public service.   Appointed by President George W. Bush, Mr. Siegel served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas from October 2007 to January 2009.   In 2006,  he was appointed by President Bush to serve with Ambassador John R. Bolton at the United Nations in New York, serving as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Mission and as the United States Representative to the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.  Prior to his Ambassadorship, he was honored with a Presidential appointment  to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), where he served from 2003-2007.     
According to Michael Wildes, “Ambassador Siegel’s vast experience in both the corporate realm and government/public service brings an exciting complement to Wildes & Weinberg, P.C.   His broad network of relationships formed over many years of entrepreneurial endeavors and government service will significantly contribute to our corporate strength and mission. I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Ambassador Siegel on many cases in the past, and am looking forward to this new relationship.”
The firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C., was established in 1960 by Senior Partner, Leon Wildes,  who is most well known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his artist wife, Yoko Ono in their deportation proceedings, the basis of which has inspired legislation, and has been portrayed in films, plays, and literary works worldwide.
Over the past 50 years, the firm 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, we have a distinguished clientele and have done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, we have maintained an extraordinary track record for success in our cases.  In addition, Wildes & Weinberg’s multilingual staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism. 

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