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Brian M. Wang

Brian M. Wang is the founder and managing attorney of the Brian M. Wang | Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP. Mr. Wang’s career as an attorney has been focused exclusively on immigration law. He is dedicated to providing experienced, professional immigration legal representation to businesses and individuals.

Prior to opening the firm, Mr. Wang was an attorney at Nationalities Service Center (Philadelphia, PA), where he was the recipient of the Independence Foundation Fellowship, and the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (Albany, NY) where he represented immigrant clients in 16 counties throughout New York State.

Mr. Wang is active as a speaker for Continuing Legal Education and other training events, and he has provided education on immigration topics to a diverse array of attorneys, advocates, and community groups. He has been a featured speaker at events sponsored by the New York Immigration Coalition, Albany Law School, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, The Legal Project, Schenectady Community Action Program, Columbia-Greene Domestic Violence Task Force, Chinese Community Center of the Capital District, Unity House of Troy, Clarkson University, and others.

From 2014 to 2016 Mr. Wang served on the Executive Committee of the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is actively engaged in pro bono work through the Private Attorney Involvement program of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and the Pro Bono Immigration Consultation program of The Legal Project. Mr. Wang also supervises an Albany Law School student initiative that provides immigration consultations to immigrant detainees at the Albany County Correctional Facility. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Immigration Representation.

Mr. Wang has also supervised the Immigration Unit at Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, overseeing a team of attorneys who provide immigration legal representation to New York State prison inmates facing deportation through the Institutional Removal Program.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • 2014-2016 Upstate New York AILA Chapter Executive Committee
  • USCIS Albany Field Office AILA Liaison Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Private Attorney Involvement Program – Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
  • Pro Bono Immigration Consultation Program – The Legal Project
  • New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Immigration Representation

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York


  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.A., Columbia University

Articles Featuring Brian M. Wang

"American Dream Long in the Making," Albany Times Union (June 15, 2015)

"A Long and Winding Road," Legal Aid Matters (2014)

"Immigrant Mother is a US Citizen Thanks to Your Generosity," State Bar News (2014)

"New Citizen Gives Thanks - Immigration Case Has a Happy Ending," Legal Aid Matters (2012)

"Chinatown Immigration Law Project," NSC News (2008)

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