Licensed and experieced in both Germany and California, specializing in German Law and German-American legal issues, disputes, and solutions.
Multilingual attorney licensed in Germany and the US (California) with offices in Burlingame (SFO), CA, USA.
Senior advisor to the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham) for California and the Western United States.
One of very few attorneys worldwide with several years of attorney and courtroom experience in both Germany and the US, in addition to attorney license in both countries. International experience spans more than a decade.
Languages spoken: German, Spanish, Italian, English
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Mr. Siegwart is the attorney to call on for transnational legal issues involving US law, on one hand, and German/Austrian/Swiss law, on the other. I'm an attorney and I sought his advice on an issue that arose in a probate proceeding in Vienna. Austrian counsel was stuck on a choice of law issue, and Mr. Siegwart was familiar with the problem and gave us expert counsel on how to break the log jam we were facing.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wiley W. Manual Award||State Bar of California||2007|
|Owner||SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Litigation Firm San Francisco Bay Area||2007 - 2008|
|Attorney||Legal Aid||2006 - 2007|
|Partner/Shareholder||International Law Firm in Germany||1999 - 2006|
|Law Clerk and Hearing Representative||State Supreme Court, Karlsruhe, Germany||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|German -American Business Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|German Roundtable San Francisco||Member||2010 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco, International Law||Member||2010 - Present|
|San Francisco Barristers Club - International Practice Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Chamber of Commerce in Germany||Senior Advisor for California and the US West||2010 - Present|
|International Section - State Bar of California||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Rechtsanwaltskammer (Bar) Karlsruhe /Germany||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Nordamerikanische Wochenpost||German Estate and Probate Law 1||2010|
|Nordamerikanische Wochenpost||German Estate and Probate Law 2||2010|
|Nordamerikanische Wochenpost||German Estate and Probate Law 3||2010|
|Nordamerikanische Wochenpost||German Estate and Probate Law 4||2010|
|Nordamerikanische Wochenpost||German Estate and Probate Law 5||2010|
|Nordamerikanische Wochenpost||German Estate and Probate Law 6||2010|
|KiTa-Recht||German Employment Law||2003|
|KiTa-Recht||German Employment Law II||2003|
|University of Heidelberg School of Law||Law||German JD Equivalent with Distinction||1997|
|MCLE for California Attorneys||Introduction to German Law and the Legal System in Germany||2010|
|International Business Class||Legal Issues in Doing Business with and in Various Countries||2010|
|General Assembly||Double Taxation USA - Germany||2010|
|Mobbinginitiative Karlsruhe||Workplace Rights and Employer Duties under German Employment Law||2005|