For many international students studying in the United States, graduation will mean not only an end to “the best four years,” but also the end to their time in this country. This program is designed for practitioners working with international students as they attend school and prepare for life in the U.S. after graduation. Here, attorney Michael Wildes addresses how to guide international students looking to maintain their U.S. status upon graduation.
I. Maintain student status and related issues
II. Identify employment authorization options for graduating F-1 students
III. Understand relevant Non-immigrant Categories for the international student looking to remain in the U.S.
IV. Recognize different paths to permanent residency and U.S. Citizenship
Michael Wildes is a Managing Partner with the leading immigration law firm of Wildes and Weinberg PC in New York City and New Jersey. He serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center, the New York Cosmos and two international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), he has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients. Having represented the United States government in immigration proceedings, Michael Wildes is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to corporate immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.
His boutique law firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. It was established in 1960 by his 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. More than fifty years since its inception, the firm which now has offices in New York City and Englewood, New Jersey, continues to serve 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.
Michael represents many performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Some of his recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, Miss Universe 2008, 2009, and 2010 as well as soccer icon Pele and the staff and players of the newly resurrected New York Cosmos.
Mr. Wildes also served two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey and was a member of the New Jersey Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration.
A very useful introductory course.
VERY INFORMATIVE AND THOROUGH!!
This was a fantastic program! I want to switch my area of practice from employment law to immigration, and have started attending/watching immigration CLEs to get up to speed. This program was fantastic!
Good stuff on categories of visas.
Terrific presentation and presenter!
Best online CLE I've taken.
Outstanding presentation; concise and chock full of practical information.
Presenter was great - informative and articulate
Excellent presentation-well organized and captured the complex and importance of this type of practice. Well done!
great information from a very knowledgeable source.
Really loved his line about immigration lawyers being dream makers!
Outstanding speaker---passionate about his subject matter and well organized.
Excellent and comprehensive.
Excellent overview of a vital area of immigration law.
it was great
lecturer did good job of explaining different types of status for alien students
Very complicated subject area. Additional seminars and layering of difficulty will be helpful. This seminar was excellent. Jam-packed with information!
Excellent presentation and materials.
Good material and presentation. It was engaging as well.
Well Organized and Very Informative Presentation
lots of good info
Speaker knowledgeable and passionate on his area of practice. Methodical and thorough.
Excellent overview of options for F-1 students + excellent slide presentation
Very informative. Thanks.
The seminar was excellent. The written materials were very clear and informative. There was no need to take notes because of the detailed written materials.
I rarely comment on CLE courses, but Mr. Wildes was by far the most informative and useful CLE I have taken all year. He really knows his stuff and delivers with unparalleled passion.
excellent--speaker the perfect choice
Enjoyed the presenter's passion for his work and his clients.
Atty. Wildes was FANTASTIC! Great content and presentation. He clearly loves what he does. Thank you!
Great introductory course/
very well done.
Mr. Wildes was great.
Great speaker - exceptional webinar. Speaker was on topic and focused. Made me wish I could attend his class, as he was very knowledgable without flaunting it or using the webinar as a mere sales tactic for his firm, like some of the other immigration spe
Helpful website references and materials