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introducing our associate attorney mia ganotice-olis

Managing Partner Michael Wildes welcomes Mia Ganotice-Olis to the firm. Mia is in the New York City office and comes to Wildes & Weinberg with many years of experience in the field.  

Mia Ganotice-Olis is a graduate of Florida International University (FIU) College of Law in 2012, and is licensed to practice law in New York, Florida, and immigration courts across the United States. Mia is fluent in Tagalog and Ilocano and speaks basic-level Spanish. Mia joins the firm as a litigator and has represented detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings all over the United States.

During law school, Mia studied European Union Business Law at Université de Montpellier in France, participated in Trial Advocacy, and worked as a student attorney for the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where she tried cases of detained individuals in removal proceedings in Miami, Florida. Mia also worked with the special division prosecuting gangs and narcotics at Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. After graduating law school, Mia served as a judicial clerk at the 11th Judicial Circuit in Florida and worked as a social justice fellow at the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at FIU Law, in conjunction with Americans for Immigrant Justice.

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings (the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries). The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship.

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael 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. Moreover, Michael 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, photographers, stylists, and literary agents. 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.

Today the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California, and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

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