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Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 50%
    34 years
  2. International Law: 40%
    34 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%

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1 Commerce Plz
Albany, NY, 12260-1000


NYCurrently registered 199003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer, ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyer, ImmigrationBest Lawyers in America2012
Global Vision AwardTech Valley Global Business Network2011
International Leadership AwardInternational Center of the Capital Region, Inc.2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhiteman Osterman & Hanna llp1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Union Internationale des AvocatsContract Law Commission, Secretary2010 - Present
International Distribution InstituteU.S. Expert - Agency & Distribution Law2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawInternational & Comparative LawLL.M - Master of Laws1980
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Kiel Fachbereich RechtswissenschaftInternational & European lawN/A1979
University of RedlandsGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
US Immigration Law in 2014: Basics and BeyondBeginning the Nonimmigrant Alphabet: Bs and Js2014
2014 UIA Conference - AthensSetting Up a Distribution Network in the US2014
2014 IDI Annual ConferenceResellers Becoming Distributors2014