Founding Partner Leon Wildes Book on the John Lennon case, John Lennon v. The USA, has been profiled in newspapers and magazines throughout the world:
Newsweek published an article entitled Meet the Lawyer who Saved John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Click here to view.
The London Times published an article entitled FBI feared Lennon was a revolutionary. Click here to view.
The Daily Mail published an article Richard Nixon's secret battle to deport John Lennon: President feared the Beatle's anti-Vietnam campaigning would swing the 1972 election. Click here to view.
The Bergen Record published an article The defense tells its side in Lennon case. Click here to view.
The New York Post published an article Inside the US government's secret war against John Lennon. Click here to view.
The Washington Post published an article The knotty issue of immigration as revealed in John Lennon’s deportation case. Click here to view.
Billboard Magazine published an article The Story of The Man Who Saved John Lennon and Yoko Ono From Being Deported. Click here to view.
John Lennon v. The USA was published by Ankerwycke Books, an imprint of ABA Publishing, a division of the American Bar Association and became available in August 2016. It can be purchased on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/John-Lennon-vs-The-U-S-A/dp/1634254260
Founded in 1960, Wildes & Weinberg is perhaps best known for Leon Wildes' representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono. 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 than fifty six years since its inception the firm continues to serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications and all temporary and permanent type visas.
In addition, the firm is internationally renowned for its 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, literary agents, and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the firm’s recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases and the firm’s multilingual staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s matter with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.
Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California.
To learn more about Leon Wildes or Wildes & Weinberg, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at Michael@wildeslaw.com