Congratulations to Managing Partner Michael Wildes on his landslide victory as Englewood, New Jersey's next mayor.

Michael previously held this position from 2004-2010 and he vows to begin work to ‘Renew Englewood’ immediately upon taking office, November 6, 2018.

On November 6, 2018, Michael Wildes was elected in a landslide to serve as the next Mayor of the City of Englewood. Michael, who previously served two terms as Mayor before stepping back to help raise his family and manage his successful immigration law practice, won 84% of the vote in a high-turnout election. The win follows a monumental victory for Wildes in the June Democratic Primary election, where he won 2-1 despite not appearing on the Democratic Party Ballot Line. Michael will be sworn in as Mayor in January and he will continue to serve as the Managing Partner of Wildes & Weinberg just as he did previously.

Before the polls closed, Michael was visited by Governor Phil Murphy who was traveling throughout the state campaigning for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and local Democrats. Gov. Murphy toured Wildes & Weinberg’s Englewood’s branch of the immigration law practice before walking the city’s central business district, with stops at several local businesses and in the ShopRite shopping center where the duo greeted shoppers and urged them to vote.

As with his previous political stint, Michael will continue to remain Managing Partner of Wildes & Weinberg throughout the campaign and beyond, if elected Mayor, and in that capacity, he will continue to help people legally enter our country to seek liberty and opportunity.

Wildes & Weinberg is a boutique law firm specializing exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law and was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner 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, books, and documentaries.

Today the firm, which has offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and by appointment in Los Angeles, California, services 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 to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is also of counsel to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and two international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), Michael has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation, and is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to US immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.

Michael, the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, also served two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey (and recently was elected in a landslide on November 6, 2018 to serve as the next Mayor of the City of Englewood once again), was appointed to the District Appeals Board of the Selective Service System for the State of New Jersey, was a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Blue Panel on Immigration, and has been a guest lecturer at many distinguished forums and institutions including Yale University, New York University, Brooklyn Law School, and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law. 

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has maintained an extraordinary track record for success for its cases.  Moreover, the firm’s multilingual  staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism. 

To learn more about Wildes & Weinberg, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com.

 

 

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