Wildes & Weinberg P.C. is pleased to announce best-selling artist Sarah Brightman’s petition for permanent residence has been approved. Renowned immigration lawyer Michael Wildes was retained as counsel to Brightman, an English citizen and esteemed Broadway soprano and actress, whose application for permanent U.S. residency has been summarily approved based on her extraordinary talent and contribution to the arts. Wildes is currently in the process of completing her green card case.
Wildes is the managing partner of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., the premier law firm specializing exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. “The hallmark of our firm has always been our personal service, and we have a storied history of catering to the brightest stars across industries such as professional sports, couture fashion and modeling, entertainment, and music,” says Wildes.
With offices in Manhattan and New Jersey, the firm has built a sterling reputation with a specialization in obtaining the prestigious O-1 visa and other professional visas for outstanding individuals. He and his firm have served as counsel to esteemed clientele—including the likes of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Misses Universe 2008, 2009, and 2010, Valentino, Vera Wang, Gisele Bundchen, Greg Norman, Virginia Wade, Joe Cocker, world-renowned athletes in the NHL and NBA, and the New York Cosmos—all in their efforts to pursue professional careers in the United States.
Michael has become internationally renowned for having represented the United States Government in immigration proceedings, and in private practice, for the successful representation of several defectors who have provided hard-to-obtain national security information to the United States and, most recently during as former mayor of Englewood, NJ, for obtaining an injunction to prevent Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi from residing in New Jersey during the 2009 UN Summit.
About Wildes & Weinberg P.C. Founded in 1960, Wildes & Weinberg P.C. is the premier law firm in the United States concentrating exclusively on the immigration and nationality field. The firm grew out of the practice of Leon Wildes, Esq., a distinguished immigration practitioner in New York City who also represented a Miss Universe winner, Rina Messinger, in 1976. Its original clientele consisted of individuals, rather than corporations, who had been placed in deportation or exclusion proceedings or were otherwise in jeopardy. The practice expanded steadily as word of its outstanding achievements in individual cases spread in the international community (including the firm’s representation of former Beatle John Lennon in deportation proceedings), attracting clients from around the world. Today the firm consists of thirteen attorneys, all experts in the field of U.S. immigration and nationality law, with two dozen staff members in its New York City and Englewood, NJ offices. The firm is known for its prompt and efficient service. Despite its steady growth over the past 50 years, the hallmark of the law practice remains the individualized attention to its clients' needs.