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Brian Ming-Yu Wang

Immigration Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    Family immigration, Business immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Asylum and humanitarian relief, Removal defense

    15 years

Mr. Wang focuses his practice on all aspects of immigration law, including family- and employment-based immigration, nonimmigrant employment and investor visas, asylum and humanitarian relief, naturalization, inadmissibility waivers, and removal defense. He consults with criminal defense attorneys on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and advises on crafting plea agreements to avoid deportation. He has developed an expertise in citizenship matters, including military naturalization, expeditious naturalization, and complex acquired/derivative citizenship claims. He is regularly featured as a speaker at Continuing Legal Education programs, educational seminars, and community organizations. Mr. Wang speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Location

Law Office of Brian Wang, PLLC
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY, 12260

Reviews

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Posted by Haotian | July 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very nice lawyer
He is very knowledgeable. He would explain all questions very patiently. I am pretty happy that I chose Brian as my immigration attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Brian was very patient and helpful during the entire application process for our naturalization. This saved me a lot of headache because I could rely on his expertise.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer that cares
Brian helped me with my naturalization case. He was patient and knowledgeable. I had tons of questions all the time, and for anything he is not extremely familiar with, he always took the initiate to search for the answers and got back to me in time. He is resourceful and trustworthy. Even when my case ran into some obstacles with USCIS, he would try his best to solve them instead of just letting me wait. This is a lawyer that cares, a lawyer that makes you feel safe when dealing with immigration.
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Posted by Natalia | February 2, 2018
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Exellent lawyer
Brian helped me through the process of getting my green card. He is very professional, experienced and communicates well explaining all the details in a simple way. I would definitely recommend his attorney .
Posted by Ella | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'd recommend Brian for any type of immigration needs
Brian worked with me as well as my family on our naturalization process. Our case was a little bit tricky, however with Brian's confidence we could be able to make that happen on our favor. Brian is a professional, knowledgeable, passionate, and reasonable lawyer. We had a wonderful experience working with him.
Posted by Eddy | January 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I strongly recommend Brian
We worked with Brian to get a permanent residency and it was a great experience. He walked us through every step, and answered every question. Our application was processed smoothly, and we aced our interview thanks to his support and preparation. I do not hesitate to recommend Brian for anyone who needs an immigration lawyer. He's the best there is.
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Posted by Julia | September 9, 2017
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Exceptional Immigration Lawyer!
My husband and I consulted with Brian several times throughout the process of applying for a green card. He was always incredibly professional, knowledgable, helpful, and kind. He patiently answered our many questions, which put our minds at ease. He gave us detailed and realistic information about what we could expect at each stage of the application process. The entire process went very smoothly because of his advice and expertise. Working with Brian made applying for a green card feel much more manageable and considerably less stressful.
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Posted by Tyler | August 15, 2017
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Excellent Immigration Lawyer
My wife and I worked with Brian to help us through her green card application process. Every step was explained clearly and thoroughly. Brian helped organize the required documents and kept us posted throughout, clearly communicating the timeline and expectations. As a result, what we thought would be stressful ended up being an easy and smooth process. Brian accompanied us to our interview with DHS, which we were more than prepared for. Overall Brian was very informative, organized and professional. I will not hesitate to work with him again in the future.
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Posted by Devin | June 29, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Happy with my service
I'm writing this review based on one consultation I had with Brian. Brian is knowledgeable, patient and responds fast. I was impressed with his service. I just went to clear up some questions regarding my status so hopefully I don't have to get him involved. But as you can gather from other reviewers, he does seem bang for buck.
Posted by Mallory | April 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Reduced our stress, absolutely worth the money
My wife and I retained Brian to guide us through her immigrant visa petition after interviewing several other lawyers who came personally recommended from friends and family. We appreciated Brian's outstanding knowledge, communication, and kindness throughout every step of the process, from our initial consultations with him to our final green card interview. He answered all of our (many) questions thoroughly and understandably, and took care to set our expectations about how each step of the process could be reasonably expected to unfold. If we had to do it all over again, we would absolutely choose Brian to represent us again. He saved us a huge amount of stress and anxiety during a crucial period of our marriage.
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Posted by Necole | April 12, 2017
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Best Immigration Lawyer Ever
I had a very complicated immigration case that many lawyers did not want to take because it required a great deal of work, knowledge about immigration and skills that they simply did not have. Many lawyer said to me that I will most certainly have to go back to my country and file for an adjustment of status there. I have my husband and family here so I did not want to end up getting stuck in my country were I have not lived in over 20 years. I wanted to fine a lawyer who I could trust to properly represent me. After researching, calling and talking to about 10 different lawyers, my husband and I decided to meet Brian for the free consultation he offered. I explaned my situation to him, he asked some clarifing questions and then proceed to tell my husband and I how we can proceed with our case. He went over the pros and cons, best case and worse case scenarios which was super helpful. I really felt at ease with Brian. By the time we had our second meeting with him, I began to realize that he is genuine, he is not money driven, he really do care about what happens to me which is less that I can say for many of the lawyers I came across. He has an amazing understanding of the immigration process. At each step of the filing process, we knew what to expect because Brian kept us in the loop. After much back and forth, I was pretty much denied twice, because of proofs of documention that uscis requested that I did not have. Brian never backed down, He doug deeper, he did his research and came up with all that he could to repute the denial letters and other request. A year and a half later, I was finally granted my greencard. My future and the future of my family is so much brighter today because of Brian. I am now looking forward to travel back to my country of birth for the first time in over 20 year! I have already recommended Brian to friends who he already helped to get their green card. There is so many positive things I could say about Brian but I will end by saying that if you are looking for a honest, knowledgeable and reasonable priced lawyer who will fight for you, then look no further. Hire Brian Wang to represent you. He will not take your money and give you false hope and unrealistic expectations. He will give your case the time and attention it requires to achieve the best result possible.
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Posted by Edwin Nazario | April 5, 2017
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Stop Searching!. Hire Brian Wang.
Five months ago, in November 2016 me and my wife decided to search over the internet for a good immigration lawyer to represent us with our I-485 case and we are so glad that we found Brian Wang, if you are searching for a top of the line professional lawyer with all the knowledge and skills to file your case and get the positive results that you are looking for, stop searching and leave your case in Brian hands, from there on, you can rest assure that he' will be on top of it and follow up with USCIS through all the process, informing you about everything, and replying to your calls/e-mails on a timely basis every time you have a question to ask. We recommend his services to anyone in need of an immigration lawyer, because we are 100% sure that he won't disappoint you. Thanks for everything Brian, we are grateful that we found you. You have great knowledge and talent. God bless you!. Edwin & Mia
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Posted by Lee | March 7, 2017
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Our Case
We're grateful to Attorney Wang for his expertise and helpfulness in accomplishing the change of status for my spouse.
Posted by Client | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very Experienced and knowledgeable
I worked with Brian on my immigration case. We had couple of meetings in his office. He assessed the situation in a very detail-oriented, careful manner. During those meetings, I got to be very confident about my decision to work with Brian. Throughout this whole time, he has been very easy to reach, and he always answered my questions thoroughly. Even after our case was over, he still emailed me to make sure I don't get worried about the recently-proposed immigration changes, which was an amazing thing to do. I really couldn't be any happier that I chose to work with Brian on my case.
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Posted by Maria | February 6, 2017
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Really pleased with the service!
Brian was a huge help for my husband and I. We do not have any complaints! The whole process (and tons of forms) might be very confusing but Brian was always available to explain and make sure we understand each stage of the process. What also made the difference to me is that having Brian walking through the process with us, made me feel safe that we were going through the right path! Plus, pretty much everything happened as he said it would.
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Posted by Edouard Derom | February 3, 2017
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Excellent Immigration Lawyer
Brian assisted me with my successful naturalization. He was extremely helpful in responding to all my questions and concerns, and regularly kept me informed about the case. I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by Michael dodoo | December 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I will like to thank Brian Wang for helping me obtain my green card my i485 application was denied twice didn't have no one to go to i went online and found Brian Wang he helped me with everything thank God I found such an excellent lawyer
Posted by Robyn | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
We enlisted the services of Brian Wang for the application for a spousal visa for my husband. Within 10 months of our application we received the visa. Brian was consistently efficient, knowledgeable, and kind throughout the process. He had unwavering patience with our questions, and provided us with clear and accurate advice and counsel at each step. We had a wonderful experience working with him, and highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2016
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Excellent
Working with Brian was really very pleasant, he was able to work with us regarding what we needed to pay attention to and put together. He was able to let us know what the process involves, and prepared us. He is also was very prompt in communication, and yes we did it together!
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Nice first impression!.
We spoke briefly over the phone to arrange an appointment for a consultation and all went well, I'm looking forward to meet Mr. Wang next week. He seems to be very educated and professional, and returned my call as expected.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Brian Wang, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Senior Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Chambers of the Honorable Lisa M. Rau
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Summer Intern
  • Community Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Summer Intern
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Difficult I-601A Provisional Waiver Case
  • Client obtained his green card.
  • Military Naturalization and Deportation Defense Case
  • Deportation case terminated. Client became U.S. citizen.

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Upstate New York chapter)
  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Upstate New York chapter)
  • Secretary, Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • Private Attorney Involvement Program - Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship
  • Independence Foundation
  • 2008

Publications

  • New York State Bar News
  • Immigrant Mother is a US Citizen Thanks to Your Generosity
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • The NYIC 2-Day Immigration Training
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • 2015
  • NYIC BIA Accreditation Training and CLE
  • Immigration Remedies for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
  • 2014
  • NYIC BIA Accreditation Training and CLE
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • 2014
  • Matrimonial Law Breakfast Club
  • Immigration: The Intersection with Family & Matrimonial Law
  • 2014
  • Family Law & Immigration, Updates and Practice Pointers
  • Family Law & Immigration
  • 2014
  • What Every Family Lawyer Needs To Know About Immigration Relief
  • Immigration Relief and Family Law
  • 2013
  • NYIC BIA Accreditation Training and CLE
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • 2013
  • NYIC BIA Accreditation Training and CLE
  • Immigration Remedies for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
  • 2013
  • Albany Law School Guest Lecturer, Public Interest and Advocacy Placement
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
Endorse Brian
Immigration Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a wonderful attorney with years of experience in immigration law. He is creative and passionate about the work he does. I only refer cases to him in the Albany area. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian is a highly competent immigration attorney who cares for his clients and gets them the best results available."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian Wang is an extremely competent, compassionate, and knowledgeable immigration lawyer. He is the first person I would refer an immigration case to or turn to if I was ever in need of an immigration lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Brian is an excellent immigration lawyer - intelligent, dedicated and hard-working. He has years of experience representing clients in a wide range of immigration matters. His serious, thoughtful approach will help clients find the best solutions to immigration problems for years to come. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
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