1About Michael Wildes
About Michael Wildes
Michael J. Wildes is an American immigration lawyer and senior partner of Wildes and Weinberg PC. He is a former Federal Prosecutor for the Eastern District of New York,, and a former Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey. He is recognized as an authority on Immigration Law, and has been referred to as the “Attorney to the stars,” on issues of immigration.
Early life, education, and law career
He served with the NYPD as an Auxiliary Police Officer from 1982-1992.
Michael Wildes served with the United States Attorney's Office in Brooklyn from 1989-1993 and testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation. He has represented several defectors who have provided difficult to obtain national security information to the United States.
He was appointed by the President of the United States to the District Appeals Board of the Selective Service System for the State of New Jersey and is a member of the Committee on Present Danger (where he serves with former CIA Director, James Woolsey and Senator Joseph Lieberman).
Helped soccer star Pelé obtain a visa to enable him to be a partner with the New York Cosmos soccer team
Helped Miss Universe 2009 Stefanía Fernández obtain her visa
Wildes is now an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.