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Posted by Sven, a Government client, Flag
Mr. Siegwart is a fantastic German lawyer. I lost German citizenship when I became a US citizen, and he got it back for me. He is incredibly kind, professional and always answered my emails and calls quickly. I have already recommended him to several German friends all of whom are very happy with the results. I could not speak more highly of Mr. Siegwart.
Posted by a client, Flag
Mr. Siegwart handled a German inheritance matter for my family. We were initially contacted by several heir locator firms, all of which who wanted an outrageous fee. Upon discovering Mr. Siegwart & his expertise in such matters, I contacted him for a consultation. He promptly returned my call, took the time to discuss the potential process, and gathered some initial facts. Mr. Siegwart then verified the information with the German courts and contacted me with a suggested plan of action - all of which was done at no cost. After speaking with Mr. Siegwart a couple of times I was confident that he was the correct person to handle the matter. Over the next year and a half Mr. Siegwart guided us through court processes, documentations needs, executor issues, tax filings and banking matters. He always provided us with a suggested plan of action along with the expected outcome so that we could make an informed decision on how to proceed. Mr. Siegwart routinely followed up with the necessary parties to ensure progress was made. His guidance, approach & ability to communicate allowed us to conclude the matter in the expected time frame and for a fraction of the cost. It was a pleasure working with him, we are grateful for his expertise and highly recommend his services.
Posted by Vanessa, a Business client, Flag
Extremely resourceful and professional firm when it comes to German-American issues. My
business had recurring issues with vendors in Germany. Thanks to Mr. Siegwart we got our
money back. He also overhauled our contracts and gave us very helpful tips and practical advice
on how to handle transactions with German business partners. He is definitely a very
knowledgeable and experienced German-American lawyer. I am glad he is on our side now.
Posted by Gabriele W., a Real Estate client, Flag
I wanted to sell real estate I inherited from my uncle in Germany. I was so confused on where to begin and what to do, and my German is really poor. Mr. Siegwart gave me helpful advice and walked me through the process. He negotiated a great price, took care of all the documents, recording, and tax implications in Germany. I only needed one lawyer. He really knows how things work over there and did a great job for me. I would definitely recommend this firm.
Posted by Dana, a International Law client, Flag
Mr. Siegwart assisted me with my "Beibehaltungsgenehmigung" application last year and I can highly recommend his law firm. He is not only very professional but also trustworthy and reliable. Communication was excellent and Mr. Siegwart returned my phone calls personally and in a timely manner. I will not hesitate to use his services in the future if needed.
Posted by Martin, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr. Siegwart helped me with the process for "Beibehaltung der deutschen Staatsbuergerschaft" (retaining German citizenship in spite of assuming American citizenship). I am highly satisfied with his expertise and professionalism in all stages of my process. Cooperation was always easy and respectful. Many thanks!
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
It was my true pleasure to work with Mr. Siegwart. He handled my case in a very professional manner and each question or concern I had was addressed promptly. I would consult Mr. Siegwart any time again.
Posted by a Administrative Law client, Flag
I contacted Siegwart German American Law via their website and was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Mr. Siegwart himself shortly thereafter. During our initial conversation, he gave me a thorough review of my situation and proposed a strategy with the greatest chance for the desired outcome. I found his fee arrangements to be fair and reasonable and decided to engage him. With his help and that of his legal assistant, Ms. Budimir, the matter was brought to a successful conclusion. All filings with the German authorities were impeccably prepared and any follow-up calls/emails to the law office were always handled promptly and professionally. I highly recommend Siegwart Law and would certainly use their services again.
Posted by MP, a Probate client, Flag
I contacted Mr Siegwart recently because my mother had received inheritance paperwork from Germany and we did not really understand the German inheritance system or what was in the paperwork. I e-mailed Mr. Siegwart asking what his fee would be to check over the papers she was sent and to advise me as to whether or not a lawyer would be needed. He got back to me quickly and arranged for a FREE consultation which took place shortly thereafter.
During the consultation, he took the time to listen carefully to all the details of the situation and allowed me to ask many questions. He gave me complete answers and explanations as well as some suggestions as to courses of action that we might consider. At no time did he put any pressure on me to hire him and, in fact, after my discussion with Mr Siegwart, and armed with the advice and information he offered during the consultation, we determined that we would continue to handle the matter on our own.
Do not be afraid to contact Mr Siegwart for a free consultation if you need help with German legal matters. He speaks excellent English, is very friendly, easy to talk to and helpful. If I at some point need a lawyer, I would hire him without any hesitation and would feel I were in trustworthy and professional hands.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Beibehaltungsgenehmigung. That's the word that kept popping into my head. Should I have applied for one of those a long time ago? Is it too late? That nagging feeling kept coming up. I scheduled an introductory phone call with Herrn Siegwart for a week out and eagerly anticipated resolution. Mr Siegwart patiently listened to my immigration history and the questions I had. He answered my questions. All of them. On the spot. And yes, he did stop my worries. He is one of those rare lawyers who want to fully understand and truly have their (prospective) clients interests at heart. I think I would have enjoyed working with him on my "case" - it's just that there was no case and I could just file my papers to resolve the situation. Thank you! While it was a short conversation and since he did indeed solve my issue I was surprised when he refused to invoice me for his time.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
I recently worked with Holger on an inheritance case involving the sale of real estate property in Germany. He provided advice on how to read a German property sale contract and how to deal with the German notary public handling the sale. He also provided numerous invaluable tips for dealing with an inheritance in Germany. He was extremely responsive and helpful and provided excellent service. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and recommend him most highly.
Posted by Sabine, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr. Siegwart helped me retain my German Citizenship while applying for the American one. It was a great experience! He was precise, very responsive and just generally great to work with! I got the permission quickly and trouble free.
Posted by a client, Flag
I hired Mr. Siegwart to help me with my Dual-Citizenship application and greatly enjoyed working with him as well as his assistant, Ms. Budimir - I found both of them very professional, experienced and pleasant. Although I just paid a flat fee, Mr. Siegwart was very thorough in the preparation of my file and, as a result, my application was approved without any problems or questions from the German Consulate. During a personal visit to the Consulate in Los Angeles, the staff there also confirmed that Mr. Siegwart has a very good reputation in their office.
In summary, I highly recommend the Siegwart-Law firm based on my positive experience and look forward to working with them again.
Posted by Andrea, a Personal Injury client, Flag
I retained Mr. Siegwart's legal services after I was innocently involved in a car accident as a pedestrian. The accident occured in November 2010, when I was in San Francisco as a tourist. Back in Germany, I contacted Mr. Siegwart and authorized him to handle my case concerning compensation, hospital matters, and negotiations with my German insurances.
From the beginning, he was very professional and reliable and discussed very well the possible actions and consequences. Throughout the long drawn out process, Mr. Siegwart's great knowledge and understanding of both German and American law was indispensable. Although it turned out that the case was much more time-consuming and complicated then we thought, he always provided me with valuable information and insights and encouraged me to carry on.
I thank him for the huge support during this difficult time and for resolving the case with a very satisfying result. Therefore I can highly recommend Siegwart German American Law.
Posted by Gundi, a Immigration client, Flag
Mr. Siegwart and his Assistant Mrs. Budirmi have been extremely helpful, competent and efficient in dealing with my case. Every inquiry was always answered promptly and politely. I will use their services again if needed and will certainly recommend Mr. Siewart to any of my friends.
Posted by S Haase, Flag
I worked with Mr. Siegwart and his assistant on a case. I was very satisfied with their service and would absolutely recommend their business. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. First I was worried, because we don’t live close to San Francisco, but there was no need to worry at all. Mr. Siegwart returned my phone calls and emails immediately and answered all my concerns and questions professionally.
If you are looking for a really good lawyer- this is where you have to go!
Posted by Markus A., a Immigration client, Flag
I retained Mr. Siegwart’s legal services earlier this year to assist with my application to retain my German citizenship (Beibehaltungsgenehmigung), prior to filing my application for US citizenship. All throughout this process, he and his assistants handled my case very professionally and cordially, very patiently addressing many questions I had. He took the time to thoroughly understand my personal situation, readily agreed to meet in person when I happened to travel in the area of his office, and speedily processed my case after I provided all the necessary data and documents. In result, my application to retain my German citizenship (Beibehaltungsgenehmigung) was approved by the German Bundesverwaltungsamt in record time (less than three weeks). I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Siegwart’s services for any German American legal matter.
Posted by Biggi, a International Law client, Flag
I used Mr. Siegwart for my application to keep my German citizenship when applying for another country's citizenship (Beibehaltungsgenehmigung). I was very happy with his knowledge, understanding / caring, friendly personality, and reasonable flat fee. He was always available and very responsive from start to successful finish!
Posted by Martin, a Car Accident client, Flag
For People who had an accident in the us, I can highly recommend Mr. Siegwart!
After a car accident on a trip in the USA, and coming back to my home country in Germany, me and my wife suffered several injuries. We needed a good lawyer and chose Mr. Siegwart for the following reasons:
1. Free first contact with all information we need in case of a clame (information about fees in USA)
2. Mr. Siegwart is German and American lawyer. He could easily communicate with our insurance companies and know all problems in solving our case in Germany and in the USA. (after Mr. Siegwart took the case 3 insurance companies in USA (found by Mr. Siegwart) and 3 in Germany [not so easy and not recommended to solve this case without a specialist in law])
Mr Siegwart was very supportive in a very professional way. I and my wife always knew where our case is going. In the end: it was very stressful before I got Mr. Siegwart, you can’t do anything from Germany (get police report, first shock about 10.000 $ bill from hospital, don’t know American law only German law etc.). After Mr. Siegwart represented us we needed only needed to give him all information (contracts, bills) and he took care about it.
Posted by D G, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Mr. Siegwart helped us - a couple from Austria - to get compensation for injuries and troubles caused by a a car accident in San Francisco, in which we were involved innocently during our holidays. Due to our lack of knowledge of the U.S. legal and court procedures, we looked for an German-speaking attorney based in the Bay Area to file our claims. From the beginning, Mr. Siegwart was very forthcoming and reliable, and advised us very well on the possible actions and their conditions. He managed to resolve the case in time with a minimum of expenses and a highly satisfying result. Throughout the whole procedure he provided us valuable information and was always willing to give us as much insight as possible. We therefore highly recommend Siegwart German American Law as a representative in a claim for compensation, especially when you would like to discuss your case in German too.
Posted by a Estate Planning client, Flag
We have engaged with Mr. Siegwart to advise us on topics related to will and estate planning. We were specifically looking for deep expertise in the unique laws and requirements within US and Germany. Mr Siegwart was very helpful identifying opportunities and provided very practical guidance on how to structure the necessary documents in the US and Germany. We highly recommend Mr. Siegwart for matters related to will and estate planning, especially when international aspects are involved.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
Mr. Siegwart provided excellent advice over the phone, in a professional and enjoyable manner. He was great to talk to, quick to the point, and very knowledgeable on all German-American legal issues we discussed. His price-performance ratio stands out, too. I would recommend Mr. Siegwart without hesitation.
Posted by Sylvia, Flag
I can highly recommend Mr. Siegwart's office! Even before I had an appointment, my emails were answered immediately and detailed. He is very honest and had my best interests in mind even though it meant less business for him. He is very knowledgeable about the differences between American and German law.
Posted by Andreas, a International Law client, Flag
Holger Siegwart successfully handled the process of acquiring a "Beibehaltungsgenehmigung" for me. I was very pleased with the timeframe, the outcome and the flat fee he charged and would use his service anytime again.
Posted by a client, Flag
I retained Mr. Siegwart's services for a German citizenship matter, and I was most pleased with the representation Mr. Siegwart provided. He is extremeley knowledgeable of German citizenship law, resulting in my petition being approved very quickly.
Working with Mr. Siegwart was very pleasant: He is always available to answer questions by phone, provide status updates, and process all the paperwork quickly and to my highest level of satisfaction. Unlike other attorneys who charge for every minute that you spend talking to them on the phone, Mr. Siegwart charged me a very fair flat fee.
Overall, I would highly recommend Mr. Siegwart, and I will definitely use his services again for any future matters related to German law.
Posted by Cathy, a Probate client, Flag
I live in California. Mr. Siegwart represented me in my case in Germany. I needed only one lawyer and he could translate everything for me which saved me a lot of money. I always felt comfortable about my case because he was on top of things. I think he is a good lawyer.
Posted by Arnold, a Probate client, Flag
I checked out a few other lawyers first. I learned that Probate in Germany is very different. I hired Mr. Siegwart for this case because he actually practiced in Germany and the US. I am of German descent bu do not speak the language well enough.
I´m glad Mr. Siegwart was able to reign in my hostile relatives overseas who thought I didn´t deserve anything. I got my entire share without going to court.
I liked the fact that I could actually get the attorney on the phone when I needed him. I understood where my case was going.
Estimates of fees and time for completion turned out to be fairly accurate.I was really happy with Mr. Siegwart and would hire him again.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Mr. Siegwart when he was working in Germany for my divorce process. Unfortunately, my experience is very negative about this case. He was very passive, I needed to push his activity and motivate him regularly, otherwise we were loosing our positions. Finally, after more than six months of such a collaboration, I changed the lawyer and we finished successfully the process in few months. Cannot recommend him because of his passive position.