Managing Partner Michael Wildes was a featured zoom panelist regarding the advance screening of Blue Bayou, a film centering on a Korean adoptee who is placed in deportation proceedings despite having lived on the Louisiana Bayou since age three and being married to a United States Citizen. Michael was joined in the talk back with Justin Chon the film’s distinguished writer, director, and star of the film as well as noted Actor Mark O’Brien. Together they examined the plight of many such adoptees and their fight with ICE as they struggle to remain in America.
In addition to serving as the firm’s Managing Partner, Michael Wildes also serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center, and several international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), he has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients. Having represented the United States government in immigration proceedings, Michael Wildes is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio regarding corporate immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance. Michael represents many performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Some of his recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, many of the former Miss Universes’ as well as soccer icon Pele; master Chef Jean-Georges and other talented artists. Mr. Wildes, who is currently serving his third term as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, has also served on the New Jersey Governor's Blue-Ribbon Panel on Immigration. Michael is also an Adjunct Law Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.
More than sixty-two 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. Today the firm’s multi-lingual staff is spread throughout its four offices located in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and by appointment in Los Angeles, California.
As a service to the community, the attorneys of Wildes & Weinberg have been lecturing extensively on U.S. immigration law to universities, corporations, non-profit and social organizations, other law firms, immigration municipalities, and to the public at large without a fee.
If you are interested in arranging a lecture for your organization, please contact Michael Wildes at email@example.com