Saudi Diplomat/Defector Mohammed Khilewi offers words of praise for Managing Partner Michael Wildes’ book 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. Mr. Khilewi had this to say about Safe Haven:
“Any competent lawyer may be fine for common immigration problems. But when it’s a question of life or death – like defecting from an absolutist state – I’d want no one but Michael Wildes on my side.”
Michael Wildes helped to secure asylum for Mohammed Khilewi, a former Saudi diplomat to the United Nations whose life was being threatened. Khilewi, who had been the No. 2 man at the Saudi Arabian Mission, was made the target of a terror squad that meant to kidnap him and return him to his native land. He maintained that the Saudi government was planning to assassinate Washington diplomats and had bugged the offices of the Jewish Defense League. Under protection of the Capitol Police and wearing flak jackets, Wildes and the former ambassador went to Washington, where they spoke with congressional leaders about Khilewi’s need for asylum, which was ultimately granted, and resulted in more than 14,000 documents being turned over to the FBI.
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 in Englewood, New Jersey, is 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.
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.