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SPECIALIZING IN BILATERAL AMERICAN GERMAN CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONS,

BASED ON DOUBLE BAR ADMISSIONS IN BOTH COUNTRIES



PRACTICE AREAS:

AMERICAN-GERMAN

  • PROBATE LAW, ESTATE LAW, TRUST LAW, WILLS
     
  • ESTATE AND GIFT TAX LAW, INCL. CRIMINAL TAX FRAUD LAW

BASED ON DOUBLE BAR ADMISSION BOTH IN GERMANY AND IN THE U.S.

ADMITTED:

  • 1983, Frankfurt am Main
  • 1988, New York
  • in Germany entitled to appear before all German Courts nationwide except the German Federal Supreme Court, civil sections
  • 1985, Bar-Approved Specialist in Tax Law (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht), Frankfurt am Main
  • 1988, Certified and Sworn Court Translator, Frankfurt am Main
  • 1989, Certified Public Accountant, Frankfurt am Main

EDUCATION:

  • Fürstenberg-Gymnasium, Donaueschingen, West Germany (B.A., 1970)
  • Universities of Erlangen/Nuremberg and Munich (J.D., 1975)
  • University of Cologne (M.B.A., Diplom-Kaufmann, 1978)
  • Universities of Speyer and Passau (S.J.D., Dr.iur., 1985)
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas (LL.M., 1987)

MEMBER:

  • New York State (Section of International Law and Practice) and American Bar Associations
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Western United States
  • German American Lawyers Association

FRATERNITY: Phi Alpha Delta, Dallas.

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Author: "Rückwirkung im Steuerrecht unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der steuerlichen Rückwirkung von Verträgen" (Retroactivity in Tax Law under Specific Consideration of Retroactivity of Contracts), 1985, ISBN 3-7890-1153-3
  • Assistant Professor, University of Bonn, 1981. Clerk (Rechtsreferendar), Department of Justice, Mainz, West Germany, 1980-1982

With:

  • R & I Bank of Western Australia, Perth, 1976
  • B.F. Goodrich Canada Ltd., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, 1977
  • Coopers & Lybrand, New York, N.Y., 1978-1979
  • Arthur Andersen, Düsseldorf, 1979-1980
  • German Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Rio de Janeiro, 1982
  • Ernst & Whinney, Frankfurt am Main, 1983-1986
  • Storey, Armstrong, Steger & Martin, Dallas, Texas, 1987
  • Jupiter Hospital Corporation, Long Beach, California, 1988.

LANGUAGES: German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

BORN: Bamberg, Germany