Managing Partner Michael Wildes, also the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, was interviewed on PIX11 News regarding his pro bono representation of Martha Freire, the widow of slain Jersey City hero Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, one of the victims of the 2019 Jersey City shooting. Rodriguez was shot while at work at the local kosher grocery market. The attack also left the owner of the grocery store and a Rabbinical student dead as well as a Jersey City Police Detective and the perpetrators of this heinous crime. The market has since reopened under a new name, “Olive Branch”, symbolic of peace.
To listen to the interview, follow link: https://www.pix11.com/news/local-news/new-jersey/jersey-city-terror-victims-husband-names-new-market-olive-branch
Related NJ Star Ledger Article: https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/12/widow-of-jersey-city-shooting-victim-says-city-promised-her-help-that-never-came.html
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 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), 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 has 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.