Rechtsanwalt Holger Siegwart Esq.

Rechtsanwalt Holger Siegwart Esq.

SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW Inc.
  • International Law
  • California, Germany
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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 Inc. 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, ins

Education
University of Heidelberg, Germany, Law School
J.D. / Law (1997)
Honors: Graduated with Distinction (Top 20% Statewide) State Administered Exam (German J.D. Equivalent)
University of Valencia, Spain
D.E.L.E. Nivel Superior / Spanish
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Honors: Highest Degree Awarded by the Kingdom of Spain for Spanish as a Foreign Language.
University of Heidelberg, Language School
Language Certification / Spanish
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Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude (sehr gut)
University of Heidelberg, Germany, Language School
Language Certification / Italian
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Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude (sehr gut)
Professional Experience
Owner
SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW Inc.
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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.
Awards
Wiley W. Manuel Award
State Bar of California
Professional Associations
San Francisco Bar Association - International Section
Member
- Current
San Francisco Barristers Club - International Section
Member
- Current
German-American Business Association
Member
- Current
American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (Amcham)
Senior Advisor for California and the US West
- Current
German Roundtable San Francisco
Member
- Current
State Bar of California
Member
- Current
Bar of Karlsruhe, Germany
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Germany
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Competitive hourly rates, flat rates, and contingency fees available, depending on case. SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW Inc. offers flexible fee arrangements
Practice Area
  • 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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
SIEGWART German American Law Inc. Homepage
Contact & Map
SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW Inc.
1799 Bayshore Highway #150 Burlingame
San Francisco Airport Office International Trade Building
Burlingame, CA 94010
USA
Telephone: (650) 259-9670