Wang Replaces Duncan as NPUC Legal Counsel

November 20, 2014

Andre Wang has been elected by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee as the NPUC in-house legal counsel. Although the final date for a transition is not yet determined, he will replace David Duncan who was scheduled to retire on December 31, 2014.

Wang has a rich history of legal experience. For the past 14 years, he has been established as a general practice attorney focused on U.S. immigration law, estate planning, and general business and employment law matters. Since June 2012, Wang has also taught business law at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore.

A product of Adventist undergraduate schools, Wang attended Portland Adventist Elementary School and Auburn Adventist Academy and graduated from Pacific Union College with a bachelor's degree in communication. He holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the School of Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif. He is a church elder at the Sunnyside Church in Portland, Ore., and has actively served on various governing boards for church and civic organizations, including the Oregon Conference, NPUC, Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Northwest Religious Liberty Association and Gresham Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children.

Duncan, who is delighted with Wang’s acceptance of this new role, has served the legal needs of NPUC-area members and churches since 1984. Before that, he provided similar services for the Washington Conference and spent four years in private practice. During his 30 years at the NPUC, he has given immeasurable aid to Northwest conferences, churches and members in the areas of estate planning and trust services, education/school law, and property sales and acquisition — areas in which Wang will now provide counsel. In retirement Duncan will continue to be available for estate planning work and on-call needs for the NPUC and local conferences. He and his wife, Janet, hope as well to have additional time for personal projects, their nine adult children and eight grandchildren.