With great pride, Managing Partner Michael Wildes welcomes Josh Wildes to the firm. Josh is in the New York City and the Englewood, New Jersey offices and comes to Wildes & Weinberg with years of experience in the field.
Joshua H. Wildes graduated as the valedictorian of the James Striar School at Yeshiva University, where he also obtained a degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Sy Syms School of Business (2016). Thereafter, he received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2019), where, as a member of Cardozo's Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, he focused on the intersection between student athletes and immigration law. Josh is now admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey, and Florida.
Josh has experience with immigration law, having previously worked at Wildes & Weinberg in different roles, including as the Director of Communications, since a young age. He also served as a Legal Intern for the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Chief Counsel, as well as for the Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (Civil Division). Most recently, Josh spent a couple of years as an Attorney Advisor in the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Miami Immigration Court, where he was originally hired as a Judicial Law Clerk through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
Prior to his involvement with U.S. Immigration Law, Josh served as the Vice President of a start-up sports agency, and has held many other internships and positions, including in the general counsel's office of a licensing company.
Wildes & Weinberg PC was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner, Leon Wildes., Josh’s proud grandfather. Nearly three quarters of a century later, the firm continues to concentrate its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial, and manufacturing concerns, as well as 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 performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Most notable was Leon Wildes’ 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. Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z”l), as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and Former First Lady Melania Trump and her family.
Michael Wildes, Josh’s father is the firm’s Managing Partner, is also currently serving his third term as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, is the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door (which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field), is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, the firm has maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases.
In addition, Wildes & Weinberg’s multilingual staff is spread throughout its offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California (by appointment only), and are known for their experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.