Managing Partner Michael Wildes is interviewed by Imbibe Magazine,  the Source for Cocktails, Wine, Spirits, Beer, Coffee, Tea and Every Beverage In Between, regarding U.S. Immigration and American bars, September, 2017.

Michael Wildes, a former federal prosecutor and mayor, second generation U.S. immigration lawyer, and Professor of Business Immigration Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, is considered an expert in the field of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law.  Mr. Wildes has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation, and is internationally recognized for his successful representation of many defectors who have provided difficult to obtain national security information to the U.S. In addition to rotating his time between his four offices (New York City, New York,  Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, CA), Michael Wildes is a regular participant on professional panels as well as a frequent commentator and legal analyst on network television and radio.

His firm, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner, Leon Wildes, Michael’s father, who is best known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon in his deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which inspired legislation, documentaries, and books. As a niche firm, the multi-lingual staff of Wildes & Weinberg, has experience in 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, all temporary and permanent type visas, naturalization, and Form I-9 compliance and has been servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, as well as law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, the firm has maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases.

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Wildes Weinberg has a competent team of professionals, and it was a pleasure working with them. The whole staff was always very friendly and accommodating, which made the process become a very positive experience. Knowledgeable lawyers, great people,...

Mariane Cole

Wildes and Weinberg were very helpful with my case. They were extremely efficient, knowledgeable, responsive and professional during the entire H1B visa application process. I felt that they cared about the case’s outcome just as much as I did. I ...

Yariv Bensira

Michael Wildes and his colleagues - are an absolutely wonderful team to work with. Always very punctual, supportive, friendly, clear, highly professional. I’m very excited to have received my Green Card! Lots of things had to be done but “Wildes ...

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