Joseph Y. Wang

Joseph Y. Wang


Pronouns: he, him, his

Overview & Experience

Joseph Y. Wang advises hotel and restaurant clients in complex real estate and corporate transactions and contract negotiations.

A partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department and a member of its Hospitality Practice Group, Joseph represents owners, entrepreneurs, operators, developers, and investors in Greater Boston and beyond.  He has experience advising on many aspects of the hospitality industry, including acquisition, disposition, joint venture, leasing, permitting and zoning, construction, and financing projects, hotel management agreements (HMAs), and food and beverage agreements.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph has helped clients navigate the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and CARES Act and is a frequent contributor to the firm’s Hospitality Blog on these programs’ changes impacting the industry.

In 2020, Joseph was recognized as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. An active member of the bar, he currently serves as Real Estate Committee Chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), is an active member of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM), and serves as Fundamentals Committee co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Real Estate section.

Before joining Sherin, Joseph was an attorney at Mintz and Seyfarth Shaw, both in Boston. Earlier, he was a law fellow at Prudential Financial, Inc. in New Jersey as part of the NAPABA fellowship program. Joseph performs regularly with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Insights & Activities


  • Recognized as a 2020 “Excellence in the Law: Up & Coming Lawyer,” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Speaking Engagements & Publications


  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Former co-chair of the Promotion and Retention Committee
    • Diversity and Inclusion Section
    • Fundamentals Committee co-chair of the Real Estate Section
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Real Estate Committee, co-chair 2015 – 2021

Community Involvement

  • Chinese Historical Society of New England
    • Board Member
  • Tanglewood Festival Chorus