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Sang Shin is an attorney at Foster LLP in our Houston office. Recognized as a Top Lawyer in Immigration Law by Houstonia Magazine, Sang specializes in working with employment-based and investment-related clientele whether they be multinational global corporations, midsize businesses, international companies entering the US for the first time, or investors. 

Sang graduated from Charlotte School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sang is an active member of the community, participating in organizations such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, State Bar of Texas, the United Way, the Asian American Bar Association of Houston (2014: Law School/Mentorship Committee; 2015: Social Committee: 2016: VP of Community Relations/ 2017: President-Elect; 2018: President; 2019: Board of Directors – Chair), the Asian American Bar Foundation (2019: Board of Trustees), and the National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association (2019: Immigration Committee Co-Chair). He is also a member of the Texas Global Business Network and the Asian Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining the firm and receiving his law degree, Sang worked as an immigration paralegal – which provides him with a unique combination of theoretical and practical knowledge.

Sang is licensed to practice in the State of Texas.


Why Did You Decide To Become An Immigration Attorney?

I always knew that I would be connected to immigration law. My parents moved to the U.S. when I was a toddler and I witnessed, first-hand, the difficulties immigrants’ face – from starting our new lives on American soil and learning how things operate to constantly worrying about their status. After meeting multiple attorneys who did not have my parents’ interest in mind, I decided to become an immigration attorney and ensure that the clients I serve do not go through the same thing my parents experienced. – Sang Shin


  • May, 2019 – Presented “The Legalization of Marijuana: Immigration-Related Impacts” at the 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston, TX.
  • August, 2018 – Attended the Asian Chamber of Commerce’s (ACC) monthly luncheon with Judge Ed Emmett on “Improving the Future of our Country.”
  • June, 2018 – Panel speaker on “Nonimmigrant Visa Overview” at the 2018 AILA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.
  • May, 2018 – Presented “Remaining Compliant within Business Realities” at the 2018 Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston, TX.
  • April, 2018 – Panel speaker on “Immigration Compliance for Employers in the Trump Era” at the 23rd Annual Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) Conference in Austin, TX.
  • November, 2017 – Presented “Trade and Investor Visas and Tips for Setting up in the US” at the 2017 Solar Business Festival in Austin, TX.


  • Houstonia Magazine, Top Lawyer in Immigration Law in Houston, TX (2017)
  • Recognized by Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) for outstanding achievement in pro bono service (2017-2018)