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Rechtsanwalt Holger Siegwart Esq.

SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW
Contact: 650.259.9670
Experience:
Law School: University of Heidelberg, Germany, Law School
Jurisdictions: California
Germany

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About Rechtsanwalt Holger Siegwart Esq.
HOLGER SIEGWART, ESQ. – German Lawyer in the USA (California) Rechtsanwalt (German Attorney at Law), licensed in Germany Attorney at Law, licensed in California Senior Adviser of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham) for California and the Western United States Since 2008 SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW Counsel for US based corporate an individual clients and attorneys on German law, representation of US based corporate and individual clients in Germany; counsel for German and German speaking corporate and individual clients and attorneys on US law, representation of German and German speaking corporate and individual clients in the United States; practice in both countries For corporate clients: German corporate law (incorporation in Germany), German business law (market entry, distributorship in Germany, doing business in Germany), German contract law (contracts under German law, contract disputes; venue clauses, choice of law clauses, and disclaimers under German law), CISG; German tax law (taxation of business entities in Germany, double taxation Germany-USA), litigation in Germany (representation of US based companies before German courts), arbitration in Germany, debt collection in Germany, enforcement of US judgments in Germany. For individual clients: German inheritance law (settlement of estates in Germany, forced shares under German law), German tax law (German capital gains tax, German inheritance tax, double taxation of permanent residents), German real estate law (buy and sell real property in Germany, German citizenship (dual citizenship USA-Germany, live and work in Germany) 2008 Federal Court Admission (Northern District of California) 2007-2009 Civil Litigation Firm San Francisco Bay Area; State Court and Federal Court Litigation; personal injury, including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, real estate, landlord/tenant, premises liability, commercial liability, including large loss, employment/workers’ compensation, insuran
Directory Practice Areas
  • International Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • German Business Law
  • German Corporate Law
  • German Employment Law
  • German Estate Law - Probate in Germany
  • German Law
  • German Real Estate Law
  • German-American Cross-Border Agreements
  • German-American Cross-Border Litigation
  • German-American Trade
  • Germany - Debt Collection
  • Germany - Enforcement of US Judgments and Awards
  • International Sale of Goods - CISG
  • Litigation and Arbitration in Germany
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Competitive hourly rates, flat rates, and contingency fees available, depending on case. SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW offers flexible fee arrangements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Germany
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
GermanYesYes
ItalianYesYes
SpanishYesYes
Professional Experience
Owner, SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW
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Counsel US based individual and corporate clients and attorneys on German law, represent US based clients in Germany; counsel corporate and individual German and foreign based clients and attorneys on US law, represent German and foreign based clients in the United States; practice in both countries includes cross-border/international law, business law, trust/estates/inheritance, real estate law, contract law, corporate law, tax law, personal injury and tort law, debt collection, and enforcement of judgments under German and US law
Associate Attorney, Litigation Firm San Francisco Bay Area
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State Court and Federal Court Litigation; personal injury, including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, real estate, landlord/tenant, premises liability, commercial liability, including large loss, employment/workers compensation, insurance, contracts
Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid
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Debt collection, enforcement of judgments, consumer protection, employment law, civil litigation, cooperation with authorities in Latin America, assistance to Latin American clients (in Spanish)
Partner, Germany - Law Firm
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Partner of a German law firm with domestic and international practice. Representation of individual and corporate clients in the areas of German Contract law, German business law, German real estate law, German wills, estates, and inheritance law, German employment law, German Corporate Law; including litigation, court appearances, trial practice and appellate practice on a regular basis. Representation of foreign based individual and corporate clients in Germany: inbound cross-border litigation; entity creation, market entry and product placement in Germany; settlement estates, of inheritance and elective share rights of foreign based heirs and beneficiaries in Germany; recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Germany. Counsel for German and foreign clients on US, Italian, Spanish, and international law, including CISG. Coordination of foreign and outbound cross-border litigation for German clients. Settlement of estates, inheritance, real estate, and contract matters in Spain, Italy, and the US and under the laws of these countries. Training and education of law school graduates and newly licensed attorneys. Speaker on German inheritance and estates law and German employment law. Publications on German and US Law. Contribution to publications on international and Italian law.
Associate Attorney, Germany - Law Firm
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Associate Attorney in Germany: Comprehensive general practice emphasizing but not limited to German Contract law, German business law, German real estate law, German wills, estates and inheritance law, German employment law and German Criminal law; including litigation, court appearances and trial practice in Germany on a regular basis
Law Clerk and Hearing Representative, State Supreme Court of Karlsruhe, Germany (Oberlandesgericht)
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Mandatory two-year internship required from JDs in Germany: civil judge, district attorney's office, city attorney, and law firm in Spain.
Education
University of Heidelberg, Germany, Law SchoolJ.D. (1997)Law
Honors: Graduated with Distinction (Top 20% Statewide) State Administered Exam (German J.D. Equivalent)
University of Valencia, SpainD.E.L.E. Nivel SuperiorSpanish
Honors: Highest Degree Awarded by the Kingdom of Spain for Spanish as a Foreign Language.
University of Heidelberg, Language SchoolLanguage CertificationSpanish
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude (sehr gut)
University of Heidelberg, Germany, Language SchoolLanguage CertificationItalian
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude (sehr gut)
Awards
Wiley W. Manuel Award, State Bar of California
Professional Associations
Member, San Francisco Bar Association - International Section
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Member, San Francisco Barristers Club - International Section
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Member, German-American Business Association
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Senior Advisor for California and the US West, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (Amcham)
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Member, German Roundtable San Francisco
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Member, State Bar of California
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Member, Bar of Karlsruhe, Germany
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SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW
1799 Bayshore Highway #150 Burlingame
San Francisco Airport Office International Trade Building
Burlingame, CA 94010
USA
Telephone: 650.259.9670