New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy visits the Englewood, New Jersey office of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C.

On November 6, 2018, Michael Wildes, at the time, the democratic mayoral nominee of Englewood, received a visit at his Englewood office from New Jersey 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.

Later that evening, Michael was elected in a landslide victory 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.

According to Michael, “It’s an honor that the Governor chose to spend some of his precious time on Election Day here in Englewood because he recognizes the important role our city can play not just in politics, but in moving our entire state forward,” said Wildes.”

 

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 will be sworn in once again in early January, 2019), 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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