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michael wildes on wnyc radio regarding slain jersey city hero douglas miguel rodriguez

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., Managing Partner Michael Wildes, a former Federal Prosecutor and current mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, is interviewed by WNYC Radio on the Outpouring Of Support From The Jewish Community For Ecuadoran Immigrant Who “Took A Bullet For Our Kids”. Rodriguez who was murdered is being hailed a hero for saving the life of an Orthodox Jewish man during an anti-Semitic attack on a Jersey City kosher supermarket which also left the owner of the grocery store and a Rabbinical student dead,  and for aiding in keeping 50 Yeshiva students safe from harms way.  Michael is now representing  Martha Freire, Rodriguez’s widow, pro bono. December 2019.

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Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Michael’s father, 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 and documentaries. The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship.

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is a three term mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field, an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms.

Moreover, Michael is internationally renowned for his 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, photographers, stylists, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

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