1 LIST OF ATTORNEY IN THE FRANKFURT CONSULAR DISTRICT (Updated JULY 2008) The Frankfurt Consular District includes the states (Länder) of: Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, NORDRHEIN-WESTPFALEN, Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland in the Federal Republic of Germany. American Consular Officers abroad are prohibited from giving legal advice and from acting as agents, attorneys or in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of U.S. citizens. American citizens traveling or residing in foreign countries are subject to the laws and regulations of that country. Address of the U.S. Consulate: American Consulate General Gießener Straße Frankfurt/Main Tel.: (011 49) (from the U.S.) (069) (from within Germany) Fax: (011 49) (from the U.S.) (069) (from within Germany) Website: The American Consulate General in Frankfurt/Main, Germany assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear on the list. The names are arranged alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. * The asterisk refers to attorneys who have expressed a special interest in criminal law cases. + The cross refers to attorneys who have been admitted to the Bar in the U.S. and Germany.
2 RETAINING A FOREIGN ATTORNEY In retaining the services of a foreign attorney concerning a private dispute abroad, the following guidelines may assist you in protecting your interests. 1. Selecting an Attorney When you receive a list of attorneys, it is recommended that you contact several attorneys, briefly describing the nature of the services you desire. Before you decide which attorney to engage, request a written schedule of fees generally charged for the services you need, inquire whether the attorney is fluent in the English language, and become acquainted with a particular attorney. Do not submit any documents or funds until you are certain that the attorney understands your problem and is willing to handle your case. 2. Barristers and Solicitors In some foreign cities, districts, or provinces it may be necessary for you to retain the services of both a solicitor and a barrister. In such jurisdiction, barristers are allowed to appear in court, including superior courts and courts of appeal. Solicitors are allowed to advise clients, represent them in the lower courts and prepare cases for barristers to try in the higher courts. 3. Notaries Public, Notaries and Huissiers In some foreign countries, notaries public, notaries and huissiers can perform many of the functions performed by attorneys in the United States. For example, foreign notaries frequently draft instruments, wills, and conveyances. In some countries, a notary public is an official, appointed by the Ministry of Justice, whose functions include not only the preparation of documents, but the administration and settlement of estates. Such notaries may serve as repositories for wills and are empowered to serve legal documents. (In some countries, huissiers serve documents.) They are not lawyers, but are very specialized members of the legal profession. They may not plead cases in court. 4. Coordination with Counsel in the U.S. American attorneys may not be in a position to represent your interests abroad, particularly because they will not be permitted to participate in foreign court proceedings under the laws of the foreign country. American attorneys experienced in international law may be helpful in explaining the complex international issues involved in your case and some may have associates or partners abroad to whom they can refer you. 5. Legal Aid Association There may be facilities in a foreign country for low cost or free legal services. Ask the local bar association or the Ministry of Justice about the availability of legal aid. You may also wish to consult the Directory of Legal Aid and Advice Facilities Available Throughout the World, published by the International Legal Aid Association. The address of the association is: c/o The International Bar Association, 271 Regent Street, London W1R 7PA, England, Tel: , Fax: See also, The Availability of Legal Services to Poor People and People of Limited Means in Foreign Systems, International Lawyer, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 128, 1971.
3 6. How to Deal with Your Foreign Attorney Always research the attorney s qualifications and experience. Find out how the attorney plans to represent you. Ask specific questions and expect the attorney to explain legal activities in a language that you can understand. Ask what fees the attorney, notary, or huissier charges and how the attorney expects to be paid. Notaries and huissiers are usually government officials who must charge fees established by their government. Some attorneys may expect to be paid in advance; some may demand payment after each action they take on your behalf, refusing to take further action until they are paid. Some may take the case on a percentage basis, collecting a pre-arranged percentage of the moneys awarded to you by the foreign court. In 1976, the Law Library of the Library of Congress prepared a report entitled Payment of Attorneys Fees in European Countries. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Library of Congress directly at: Room 240, James Madison Bldg., 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C , Tel: (202) Ask that your attorney keep you informed of the progress of your case according to a preestablished schedule. Remember that most court calendars are crowded. You may, therefore, wish to ask the attorney to send you monthly reports, even though no real developments have ensued, simply to satisfy your doubts about the progress of the case. Have your attorney analyze your case, giving you the positive and negative aspects and probable outcome. Do not expect your attorney to give a simple answer to a complex legal problem. Be sure that you understand the technical language in any contract or other legal document prepared by your attorney before you sign it. Keep your attorney fully informed of any new developments in the case. If you need to provide complex or technical documents to your attorney, you may wish to consider having the documents translated into the native language. An elementary knowledge of English may not be enough to enable the attorney to understand the documents you provide. Tell the attorney every relevant fact in order to get the best representation of your interests. Find out how much time the attorney anticipates the case may take to complete. Request copies of all letters and documents prepared on your behalf. 7. Assistance of the Department of State If you have additional questions, you may contact: Office of Citizens Consular Services Department of State Washington, D.C Tel: (202) Complaints against Foreign Attorneys If the services of your attorney prove unsatisfactory, in addition to notifying the Department of State and the U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad, you may address your complaints to the local (foreign) bar association.
4 AACHEN ASHCROFT, Michael A.C. Severinstr.112, Aachen, Tel: (0241) , Fax: (0241) , Attended University in Bonn. Will except cases in the following fields: Child custody, estate cases, taxes, banking and financial matters and corporation. Languages: Fluent in both English and German. MASSEN, WALTER, DR. Aachener und Münchenerallee 1, Aachen Tel: (0241) , Fax: (0241) Born 1943, attended Universities of Freiburg and Cologne, field of specialization: civil and commercial law; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes and collection cases, admitted to Amtsgericht and Landgericht Aachen. Languages: English and French. MOMM, HERBERT, Wilhelmstrasse 9, Aachen, Tel: (0241) , , Fax: (0241) , Born 1950; attended University of Aachen. General practice specializes in criminal law and traffic accidents regulations; admitted to local court at Aachen for civil actions and whole FRG for criminal actions. Languages: English and French. BIELEFELD DIEKMEYER, WAGENKNECHT, NORDMEYER, Am Niederwall 43, Bielefeld Tel: (0521) , Fax: (0521) Diekmeyer III, Eckart, Born 1944; attended University of Bonn; general practice; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to Amtsgericht and Landgericht Bielefeld in civil cases and to all courts in Germany in criminal cases. Languages: English and French. KRAFT, GEIL & KOLLEGEN, Falkstrasse 9, Bielefeld,Tel: (0521) , Fax: (0521) , Will except cases in: adoption, Taxes, Industrial relations, social security, foreign nationals, Fields of specialization: criminal law, industrial relations, family law, social security, tort, contracts. Languages: French, some Spanish and Italian. DR. MÜLLER & KOLLEGEN, Hauptstr. 98, Bielefeld, Tel: +49 (0) , Fax: +49 (0) , Website: Firm will accept cases in: civil damage, criminal, estates, government relations, domestic relations, taxes, banking/financial, collections, contracts, corporation and property, IP law, competition law, labor law, products & D&O liability law, medical & medical devise law. Mr. Simon s fields of specialization are: Competition, IP trademarks, patents, copyrights, products and D&O liability law, labor law. Languages: English & German Fluent, some French and Spanish BONN AMBROSCH, WILHELM, DR., Wilhelmstr. 1, Bonn, Tel: (0228) , Fax: (0228) Born 1942; attended University of Cologne; general practice, specializes in criminal and divorce cases. Language: English. DONATH, ULRICH, Moltkestrasse 72, Bonn, Tel: (0228) , Fax: (0228) Born 1935; attended University of Berlin; general practice, specializes in labor law, liability law. Languages: English.
5 KARLE, ROBERT, Markt 39, Bonn, Tel: (0228) , Fax: (0228) Born 1954; attended Universities of Bonn and Lausanne; general practice; specializes in civil damages and divorce matters; also handles adoptions, child custody, criminal, estate, government relations, tax collections. Languages: English and French. KLITZING, BURKHART VON, DR. JUR., Dottendorfder Str. 84, Bonn, Tel: (0171) , Fax: (0228) Born 1930; graduated from the Universities of Cologne, Stockholm, and Bonn; general practice, specializes in criminal law, commercial law, divorce law, inheritance cases, and real estate law; admitted to all Amtsgerichte, the Landgericht in Bonn, and in cases of Labor Law and Criminal Law to any court in the Federal Republic of Germany and Berlin (West). Languages: English, Swedish, and French. WESTRICK, LUDGER E., Hensstrasse 12-14, Bonn, Tel: (0228) 93470, Fax: (0228) Born 1940, graduated from the University of Cologne; types of cases accepted: Finance and insurance, acquisitions, establishment of foreign firms in Germany and German firms abroad, bankrupt and composition administration cases; specializes in tax, banking and insurance law. Maintains a consultant relationship with King and Spalding, Mr. Horace Sibley, 2500 Trust Co. of Georgia Building, Atlanta, Georgia BRILON ZILLIKENS, JÜRGEN, Am Markt 8, Brilon, Tel. (02961) 4091, Fax: (02961) Born 1954; attended University of Bonn; general practice, field of specialization: family law, labor law; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to all Amtsgerichte, Arbeits and Verwaltungsgerichte in Germany, and Landgericht Arnsberg. Languages: English and French. BRÜHL ROSS ULRICH, Alte Bonnstr.2, Brühl, Tel: (02232) , Fax: (02232) Born 1958: attended Universities of Bonn and Cologne, handles child custody cases, civil damage, estates, domestic relations, contracts, collections, real property; does not handle criminal cases, adoptions, government relations, taxes; admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Cologne; will accept cases in Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (all places within 120 miles around Cologne), maintains consultant relationship with Coton, Kilgore & Lavigne PA., 5401 S Kirkman Road, Suite 750, Orlando, FL Language: English. COESFELD THONEICK ALEXANDER, DR., Kapuzinerstr. 1, Coesfeld, Tel: (02541) 84010, Fax: (02541) Born 1939; attended University of Munster; field of specialization: civil law, estate and tax laws; firm handles trade disputes, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Munster. Languages: English and French.
6 COLOGNE (KÖLN) ANDÖRFER RECHTSANWÄLTE, Lungengasse 48-50, Köln, Tel: (0221) , Fax: (0221) , Andörfer, Adolf, Dr., Born 1935; attended Universities of Cologne, Tübingen, and Fribourg/Switzerland; field of specialization: commercial and competitive laws; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to Amtsgericht and Landgericht Cologne. Languages: English and French. FELLMANN, GEORG NIKOLAUS, Hauptstrasse 89, Köln, Tel: (0221) , , Fax: (0221) Born 1948, attended Universities of Bonn, Cologne, and Geneva/Switzerland, field of specialization: civil law, commercial and company law, private international law; also handles collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyers Fees (BRAGO) or based on time worked on case; estate cases, trade disputes, traffic offenses, admitted to all Amtsgerichte, administrative courts, and industrial tribunals, and to Landgericht Köln, maintains consultant relationship with Mr. David Luther Woodward of Brice, Mankoff & Barron, 4700-B Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm Street, Lock Box 75, Dallas, Texas Languages: English and French. GATZWEILER NORBERT, Weisshausstrasse 23, Köln, Tel: (0221) , Fax: (0221) Born 1942; handles exclusively criminal cases, in particular economic and tax offenses. Language: English. LOERCHER GINO, Dr., Theodor-Heuss-Ring 62, Köln, Tel: (0221) , Fax: (0221) , Born 1933; attended Universities of Tübingen and Grenoble/France, John Hopkins Bologna Center, Bologna/Italy, one year traineeship EEC-commission Brussels/Belgium; field of specialization: international transactions involving commercial law, company law, contract law, anti-trust law, acquisitions and mergers, German co-determination law, patent licenses; firm handles arbitration, trade disputes, estate cases, and also collection cases; admitted to Amtsgericht and Landgericht Cologne. Languages: fluent English, French, and Italian; reads Spanish. MARQUARDT, HANNO, Dr., Hauptstrasse 89, Köln, Tel. ( 0221) , Fax: (0221) , Website: Born 1951; attended University of Bonn, type of cases handled: criminal and labor law. Languages: English and French. OWENS, JOHN MICHAEL, Köln, Tel: (0221) Born 1948 in North Carolina, graduated from University of North Carolina, Wake Forest University, and Georgetown University; admitted in Florida, North Carolina and various United States Federal Courts. As an American in Germany Mr. Owens is authorized to practice only as an American attorney concerning matters of U.S. law and, therefore, cannot represent Americans in the German courts or give advice concerning German law. He can, however, represent Americans in arbitration matters, including arbitrations conducted in Germany under German law. Principal area of practice for individual American citizens in Germany would be concerning matters of U.S. law in the United States, in representing parties in German-American business, family law and estate transactions, and in acting as an intermediary with local German attorneys. Languages: English and German.
7 DORTMUND POHLMANN, AXEL, Prinz-Friedrich-Karl-Strasse. 3, Dortmund, Tel: (0231) , Fax: (0231) , oder Website: Fields of specialization: Property transfer, Inheritance, Corporate law, Building (contractors, architects). Also handles cases in civil damage, Estates, collections and banking/financial matters. Maintains a consultant relationship with the following US law firm: Corash & Holender PC, 941 Forest ave. Staten Island, N.Y PÜHLER, OTTO, K., Kampstrasse (Ecke Petersgasse), Dortmund, Tel: (0231) /12/13, Fax: (0231) Field of specialization: international law; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes and criminal cases, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO), admitted to all Amtsgerichte, labor courts and social courts in Germany and Landgericht Dortmund. Language: English (sworn interpreter). DÜSSELDORF BROCKMANN, LAMBERT, DR., Fürstenwall 142, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) Born 1940, attended University of Munich; Auditor, Tax Advisor; type of practice: international trade and commerce; field of specialization: tax law, commercial law; firm handles estate cases and trade disputes, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to Landgericht Düsseldorf. Foreign languages: English and French. DEHNEN, PETER, H., Prinz-Georg-Strasse 91, Postfach , Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) Born 1952; attended University of Bochum; practiced law with a law firm in Washington, D.C.; field of specialization: tax aspects of international business activities (international taxation), especially international transactions between Germany-U.S.A - Switzerland-United Kingdom-Canada; tax planning, transfer pricing; competent authority procedure cases; representation in tax examinations; also, foreign investment, mergers and acquisitions, international contracts, EEC law (customs regulations, VAT, foreign trade law); collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyers Fees (BRAGO); admitted to Landgericht Düsseldorf. Languages: English and French. DENKL MIROW & HAVER, Graf-Adolf-Strasse 21, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: ()211) , Website: The Firm and its International Practice Foreign Clients: Denkl, Mirow & Haver has an active international practice consisting of the representation of foreign companies in Germany and France as well as the structuring and implementation of European cross border transactions. As a result of this rapicly growing area, our firm has set up an international department which, headed by our American partner, provides high quality English and French drafting as well as assures an efficient synchronization of the different legal systems involved in a particular international transaction. Our international department also plays an active role in the representation of foreign clients with respect to purely German corporate and litigation work so as to permit a close working relationship with the client and guaranty a result which corresponds with the client's overall business strategy and goals. The presence of foreign lawyers with extensive international experience in our international department permits it to structure transactions so as to conform with foreign and international norms and practices rather than necessarily applying traditional German legal models unknown to most international business.
8 German Clients: In-house counsels of German companies also use our international department to assist them in structuring foreign transactions and drafting English and French contracts and documentation. Such assistance allows in-house counsel to do a greater proportion of work inhouse before turning to local counsel in the particular jurisdiction involved. This technique reduces overall costs and permits in-house counsel to retain tighter control so as to ensure compliance with their company's practices and objectives. Practice areas: Corporate law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Regulatory Law, Labor Law, Litigation and Arbitration. KAGERER, JOHANNES, Königsallee 14, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) , Cell: (0179) , Website: KAU, WOLFGANG M., Immermannstrasse 10, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) , Born 1950; attended universities of Bonn and Los Angeles; type of cases accepted: commercial law, corporation and tax law, U.S., German and EC competition law, antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions, distribution and licensing law, banking, finance and real estate; admitted to Amtsgericht and Landgericht Düsseldorf and the California bar. Language: English. Admitted in California and Germany. KELLER, DR., Mühlenstrasse 8, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) KIRCHNER, KLAUS W., DR., Münsterstrasse 3, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) Born 1947; attended Universities of Bochum, Göttingen and Fontainebleau, fields of specialization: license contracts, labor law, Foreign permits/visa, joint venture projects, criminal law, commercial law, admitted to Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf, Landgericht Düsseldorf and all Amtsgerichte. Languages: English, French, Spanish. KORT, PETER H., Bankstr.51, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) Born 1938; attended Universities of Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Strasbourg/France; diploma of higher studies in comparative law = D.E.S. de Droit Compare (international Faculty for the Studies of C.L. Strasbourg); Associate Member United States Trademark Association; type of practice: general and commercial, trademarks, patents and designs; field of specialization: industrial property; handles trade disputes and criminal cases, admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Düsseldorf. Languages: English and French. KRIEGER H. JOCHEN, DR.JUR., Gogrevestrasse 11, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) Born 1931; attended Universities of Bonn, Cologne and Mainz, field of specialization: national and international industrial property, unfair competition, anti-trust law, disputes, patents, trademarks, litigations and applications, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to Landgericht Düsseldorf. Languages: English and French. RADEMACHER, MARTIN, DR., Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 45, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax. (0211) , Website: Dr. Martin Rademacher spent several years as a research assistant in the department for criminal law and criminal procedural law at Bayreuth University. In 1989 he was admitted as a lawyer in Düsseldorf. In 1999 the law society officially appointed him as a "specialist in criminal law". Since working as an attorney in1989, Dr. Rademacher has defended numerous criminal cases throughout the Federal Republic and has covered almost all aspect of criminal law. He has gained extensive experience from acting as counsel for the defense in preliminary investigations lead by the public prosecutor as well from legal proceedings. He specializes in criminal law and speaks fluent English
9 RINKER, MIKE, Dr. and RECHTMANN, JOCHEN, Prinzenallee 15, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) Website: WESSING. K. Dr., Königsallee 92a, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) , Born 1927; attended Universities of Munich, Erlangen, Bonn and Cologne; type of practice: corporation and commercial laws, investments, unfair competition, patent, trade-mark and authorship laws, international civil law, European steel community law; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases; admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Düsseldorf. Languages: English and French. VON WOEDTKE, PETER, Dr., Königsallee 12, Düsseldorf, Tel: (0211) , Fax: (0211) Born 1950; attended Universities of Bielefeld, Heidelberg, Bonn; specializes in business and corporate law, labor law, financial law, inheritance, contracts, acquisition and joint venture. NO criminal cases, adoptions, child custody; admitted to all German Amtsgerichte and Landgericht Düsseldorf; admitted in New York State; maintains a consultant relationship with Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., 40 Wall Street, NY, NY 10005, and Beckman & Associates, 2900 One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA Languages: English, French. DUISBURG ALTENBURG, GERD, Dr., Böninger Str. 37, Duisburg, Tel: (0203) , Fax: (0203) Born 1930; attended University of Bonn, field of specialization: trade law, company law, unfair competition law; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases: also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Duisburg. Language: English. FREIHERR VON KORFF, JOBST, Erftstr.1, Duisburg, Tel: (0203) , Fax: (0203) Born 1935; attended Universities of Münster, Munich, Bonn, Insead- Fontainebleau/France; type of practice: commercial law, labor law, tax law; field of specialization: commercial law; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Duisburg. Languages: English and French. SPIEKERMANN, KLAUS, Dr., Krefelder Strasse 10, Duisburg, Tel: (02065) 99380, Fax: (02065) Born 1948; attended Universities of Kiel and Bremen; type of practice: criminal law, commercial law, international private law; field of specialization: criminal and commercial law; firm handles collection cases on a flat fee basis, also estate cases and trade disputes; admitted to all courts in criminal cases, and to Landgericht Duisburg and Kleve in civil cases. Language: English ESSEN DOERING-STRIENING, GUDRUN, Dr., Rüttenscheider Strasse 94-98, Essen, Tel: (0201) , Fax: (0201) , Website: Doering- Will accept cases in: civil damages, criminal cases, only victims of crime not street accidents, domestic relations, cases of social law, pensions, compensation, how to obtain contracts with social insurances. Fields of specialization: family law, social law and the legal support of crime victims. Other languages: Some French.
10 STORZ, DIETER, Kahrstrasse 89, Essen, Tel: (0201) /18/19, Fax: (0201) Born 1943; attended Universities of Münster and Hamm; type of practice: civil and criminal cases; firm handles estate and inheritance cases, trade disputes and also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted into all Amtsgerichte in Germany on criminal cases, and the Landgericht in Essen; maintains consultant relationship with attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Language: English. WEBER, WOLFGANG, Huyssenallee 20, Essen, Tel: (0201) , , Fax: (0201) Born 1955; attended University of Bochum; specializes in copyright and license law (especially film business), contracts and competition; accepts all types of cases except taxes; admitted to Landgericht Essen. Languages: English, French, Spanish. GELSENKIRCHEN KIXMÖLLER, STEFAN, Bahnhofstr. 6, Gelsenkirchen, Tel: , Fax: Handle cases in the following fields; adoption and child custody, civil and criminal damage, estates, banking and financial law, contracts, and property cases. Other foreign languages are Italian and French. GOCH BELLEN, JOHANNES, Herzogenstrasse 5, Goch, Tel: (02823) 6986, Fax: (02823) 6695 Born 1933, attended Universities of Freiburg, Münster, Cologne, general practice, firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases, collection cases, admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgerichte Kleve and Duisburg. Languages: English and French. HEMER KNOCHE, HELMUT, Dr. and KNOCHE-RESCHKE, BARBARA, Hauptstrasse 162, Hemer, Tel: (02372) and (02372) 14984, Fax:(02372) Family law firm, Herr Dr. Knoche is a practicing notary. Handle cases in: child custody, civil damages, criminal cases and contracts. Fields of specialization are: Familienrecht, mediation. KLEVE DINGELDEY, HANS-RAINER, Weyerstege 21, Kleve, (Mailing address: Postfach 1270, Kleve), Tel: (02821) 22058, Fax: (02821) Born 1950; attended University of Münster; general practice; field of specialization: traffic law, narcotics law, family disputes; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to Landgericht Kleve and Duisburg. Languages: English and French. SCHOLTEN, FRANZ-EGON, Bensdorpstrasse 14, Kleve, Tel: (02821) 26055, Fax: (02821) 22646, Website: Born 1940; attended Universities of Freiburg, Berlin, and Bonn; general practice; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases; admitted to Amtsgericht and Landgericht Kleve. Language: English.
11 KREFELD SCHIRMER, GÜNTER, Dr., Friedrichstrasse 52, Krefeld, Tel: (02151) 20978, Fax: (02151) Born 1947; attended Universities of Münster and Tübingen; general practice; field of specialization: commercial law; promotion of companies, private settlements, firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO), admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Krefeld. Language: English. Dr. Gottfried TEIPEL, Königstrasse 137, Krefeld, Tel: (02151) , Fax: (02151) Born 1929; attended University of Kiel; general practice; field of specialization: corporate, banking, unfair competition, German tax law, marriage law; firm handles contract law and international business law, arbitration, some criminal cases, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to all Amtsgerichte and Verwaltungsgerichte in Germany and to Landgericht Krefeld. Languages: English, French, Spanish. MÖNCHENGLADBACH WELTERS, MICHAEL, Hindenburg Str. 92, Mönchengladbach, Tel: , Fax: Website: Fields of specialization; civil & criminal law; handles cases in child custody, civil and criminal damage, banking & financial, contracts, corporation, and property law. Authorized to practice in all civil and criminal courts in Germany. MÜLHEIM KELLER, CHRISTIAN, Dr., Delle 25-27, Mülheim, Tel: (0208) , Fax:(0208) Website: Fields of Specialization; civil contract law, property law, collections and estates; company will also handle cases in child custody, civil damage, criminal and corporation law; authorized to practice in all German courts except for Bundesgerichtshof. Languages; English, German, good French and fair Spanish. MÜNSTER DR. KAHL & COLLEAGUES, Weseler Str. 561, D Münster, Tel: +49 (0) , Fax: +49 (0) , We are a firm of lawyers and tax advisors based in Münster. Our lawyers are admitted both to the German bar and to the New York State jurisdiction. We provide a comprehensive legal service for small and medium sized businesses as well as for private persons. Our services in particular includes advice and advocacy on the fields of commercial law, corporate law, tax law, domestic relations and wills. For any further information please call or Mr. Gosewinkel at the contact information above. MÖLLENHOFF, ULRICH M., Königsstrasse 46, Münster Tel: , Fax: , Website: Attended Universities in Münster and Durham, UK. Fields of specialization; tax law, law of customs and excise, European law of export control, Anglo German law, law of NATO status of forces agreement, criminal law, especially tax offences. Handles cases in civil and criminal damage, government and domestic relations, taxes, banking and financial, contracts and corporation law, Customs and Excise Export Control. Members of Eurojuris, with offices in New York, Miami, Maryland and Fort Lauderdale. Languages: French.
12 OBERHAUSEN LOHMAR, KLAUS, Dr., Helmholtzstr. 112, Oberhausen, Tel: (0208) , Fax: (0208) Born 1936; attended Universities of Marburg, Munich, and Bonn; general practice; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases; admitted to Amtsgericht Oberhausen and Landgericht Duisburg. Language: English. PADERBORN SCHULTE-NOELKE, HEINZ, Schildern 11-13, Paderborn, Tel: (05251) 24004, Fax: (05251) Born 1933; attended Universities of Göttingen and Münster; field of specialization: matrimonial cases, company law; handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases; admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Paderborn. Language: English. VIERSEN VON DEN BERG, FRANK, Hauptstrasse 85, Viersen, Tel: (02162) 17084, Fax: (02162) Born 1951, general practice; field of specialization: divorce law, torts, contracts, car accidents, criminal cases; handles collection cases, estate and inheritance cases, trade disputes; admitted to all German courts, especially High Courts (Landgerichte) of Mönchengladbach and Krefeld. WESEL BERNSCHÜTZ, WALTER, Blankenburgstr. 5, Wesel, Tel: (0281) 21015/16, Fax: (0281) Born 1942; attended University of Bochum; field of specialization: taxes, public law, insurance; firm handles estate cases, trade disputes, criminal cases, also collection cases according to Federal German Schedule of Lawyer Fees (BRAGO); admitted to all Amtsgerichte in Germany and Landgericht Duisburg. Languages: English and French. WÜLFARTH DÜNOW, OLIVER, Wilhemstr. 147a, Wülfrath, Tel: (02058) 92510, Fax: (02058) 6214, E- Mail: Mr. Dünow was admitted to the Bar in 1998, he has previously worked in legal offices in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Somerville, NJ, USA. He is authorized to practice in all German courts. Fields of specialization are Domestic (family) law, traffic violations (civil and Criminal), insolvency procedures and construction law. Will except cases in: adoption, child custody, civil damage, estates, domestic relations, collections, contract and corporation law. Other languages: French.
Lawyers & Legal Services in the Düsseldorf Area The following is a list of English-speaking legal professionals, who are known to the U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf. The Consulate assumes no responsibility
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