leon and michael wildes featured on the stoler report

Leon Wildes and Michael Wildes head one of the most preeminent law firms in the immigration and nationality fields, Wildes & Weinberg, PC. Leon Wildes, as a young NYU law school graduate, became interested in immigration before there were even “any books written” on the subject and son Michael, have defended many in immigration jeopardy: the famous and all others in need of counsel.

The year was 1972 when a New York City Immigration Attorney by the name of Leon Wildes receives a call from a friend to introduce him to the legendary John Lennon & Yoko Ono to handle an immigration matter. Gain insight on the life of Leon Wildes and his son Michael Wildes, also an international recognized immigration attorney and former mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, debuting on June 22nd, 2015 on Michael Stoler’s television show, Building New York: NY Stories. The show will air on CUNY TV and also be available at these links below:



Since its founding in 1960, Wildes & Weinberg has concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of individuals as well as prominent American and International organizations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  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, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Pele, Joe Cocker, Johnny Rotten, Paloma Picasso, several Miss Universes’, supermodel Giselle Bundchen, and Sarah Brightman, the world’s bestselling female classical artist of the twenty-first century.

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida, and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.  This reputation stems in due part due to Mr. Leon Wildes successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films, documentaries, and legal precedent.

In addition to serving as the firm’s Managing Partner, Michael, who is a former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993) and Mayor, is frequently a legal commentator/analyst for network television and is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. Michael enjoys coming to work each day and continuing the illustrious legacy of his father

For more than 58 years, this father-son immigration team, has been helping foreign nationals actualize their dreams of coming to American for personal or professional reasons.

The show, which will air in more than twelve university, community and public access television stations over the next couple of months, will have its debut Monday, June 22nd  in New York City on CUNY TV, which airs on Time Warner Channel 75, FIOS 30 and RCN.

Additional screenings were as follows:

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 at  10:30 AM,  4:30 PM, and 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 24 at 5:30 AM
  • Thursday, June 25 at 11:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 27 at 12:00 PM (noon)
  • Sunday, June 28 at 12:30 AM and  6:00 PM

The show will also be available on a number of websites which will include:

The show will also be available on the specialized Stoler Report App for iPad and iTunes and Google Play devices.

For more information on Leon and Michael Wildes, or to learn more about U.S. immigration generally, please visit the firm’s website at www.wildeslaw.com or contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com

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Michael and his entire team are professional, diligent and knowledgeable, effective and efficient, patient in guidance and interaction, and confident and reassuring in attitude. In brief: excellent partners and guides for the complex immigration journey.

Jonatan S Date : September 14, 2023

The team at Wildes & Weinberg waste no time. They are intelligent, professional, and know exactly what needs to be done to succeed in your case. Had the pleasure of working with Josh Wildes, Julie P. Levey, and Brenda Moura,...

Michael “Dimucc” DiMuccio Date : September 8, 2023

Josh Wildes & everyone on the W&W team were excellent with dealing with my green card application. The team were responsive to any questions, set clear goals & requirements for any & all documentation and were clear on what to...

Kelvin Barker Date : March 10, 2023

I received my Green Card from Michael Wildes and his firm some days ago. The petition approval and Green Card release represent a real achievement for people like me in the US. Michael Wildes and his team are excellent, and...

Luca Zammataro Date : November 22, 2022

Dear Michael Wildes, my husband and I would like to thank you and your team,  the work was not easy, especially in the statement, there were a lot of flaws, but we managed to correct everything in a short time,...

Jacques Carline Date : August 3, 2022

Our client David came to us after spending more than three years stuck in the immigration court morass with another attorney. His individual hearing wasn’t scheduled to occur for over a year, and he thought it might get pushed off...

David E. Date : June 8, 2022

Josh Wildes and Yoni Jonas are amazing! We sought Wildes & Weinberg help because our application for naturalization was taking a long time and seemed to be stuck in the system indefinitely. Within two weeks of submitting our paperwork to...

Daniela Bustamante Date : June 1, 2022

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