Founding Partner Leon Wildes and Managing Partner Michael Wildes are interviewed are interviewed by Reelz TV, an American digital cable and satellite television network, regarding Leon Wildes' successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon in his deportation matter, June 2018.

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Between 1972 and 1976, Leon represented Lennon and Ono in their struggle to remain in the United States, despite the concerted attempts of the Nixon Administration to deport them.

The case (which included bringing four separate Federal lawsuits) not only resulted in John and Yoko getting their green cards and being able to remain in the United States, but it also led to substantial changes in immigration law and brought to light secretive government practices and undue political influence, that has resulted in greater transparency in the U.S. immigration system. More then 40 years later, Leon has finally published a book which chronicled the case, aptly titled John Lennon v. The USA; it is published by Ankerwycke Books, an imprint of ABA Publishing, a division of the American Bar Association.

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 law firms, organizations, banks, industrial, financial, and manufacturing concerns 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, Miami, Florida,  and by appointment in Los Angeles, California, and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.  

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.

For more information on Leon and Michael Wildes, or to learn more about U.S. immigration generally, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

 

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