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What Every Lawyer Should Know About U.S. Immigration Law (Update)

Streams live on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 12:00pm EST

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Immigration

Course Description

Immigration law and policy impact the practice of many other areas of law, but non-immigration practitioners often don’t fully understand how this impact will affect their client. This program, taught by attorney Michael Wildes, will provide a general overview of U.S. immigration law and the immigration issues that can present in estate planning, income taxation, labor law, corporate and commercial law, family law, and criminal law. 



Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the basics of immigration law

  2. Address the different types of immigration (temporary, permanent, and citizenship)

  3. Discuss immigration issues in other areas of the law, such as estate planning, income taxation, labor, corporate, family, and criminal defense practice


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Faculty

Michael Wildes

Wildes and Weinberg PC

Michael Wildes is the managing partner with the leading immigration law firm of Wildes and Weinberg, P.C. He is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York and teaches Business Immigration Law and Externship and part of the Field Clinic Faculty:  He is a former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993) and author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door (Foreword by Alan Dershowitz). Having represented the United States government in immigration proceedings, Michael Wildes is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television. He has also testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation.

Mr. Wildes’ 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.  More than fifty years since its inception, the firm continues to serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law. Some of Michael Wildes recent clients include First Lady Melania Trump, famed artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, many of the former Miss Universes’ as well as soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges, and many other talented artists.

Michael Wildes is also the mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, where he resides.