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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.


 


 

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Languages spoken: German, Spanish, Italian, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. International Law: 100%
    19 years

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  • John Andrew Myer

    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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Contact info

SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW Inc.

San Francisco Airport Office
1799 Bayshore Highway Ste. 150 B&C
Burlingame, CA, 94010

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manual AwardState Bar of California2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW2008 - Present
AttorneyLitigation Firm San Francisco Bay Area2007 - 2008
AttorneyLegal Aid2006 - 2007
Partner/ShareholderInternational Law Firm in Germany1999 - 2006
Law Clerk and Hearing RepresentativeState Supreme Court, Karlsruhe, Germany1997 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
German -American Business AssociationMember2010 - Present
German Roundtable San FranciscoMember2010 - Present
Bar Association of San Francisco, International LawMember2010 - Present
San Francisco Barristers Club - International Practice SectionMember2010 - Present
American Chamber of Commerce in GermanySenior Advisor for California and the US West2010 - Present
International Section - State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2007 - Present
Rechtsanwaltskammer (Bar) Karlsruhe /GermanyN/A1999 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Nordamerikanische WochenpostGerman Estate and Probate Law 12010
Nordamerikanische WochenpostGerman Estate and Probate Law 22010
Nordamerikanische WochenpostGerman Estate and Probate Law 32010
Nordamerikanische WochenpostGerman Estate and Probate Law 42010
Nordamerikanische WochenpostGerman Estate and Probate Law 52010
Nordamerikanische WochenpostGerman Estate and Probate Law 62010
KiTa-RechtGerman Employment Law2003
KiTa-RechtGerman Employment Law II2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Heidelberg School of LawLawGerman JD Equivalent with Distinction1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE for California AttorneysIntroduction to German Law and the Legal System in Germany2010
International Business ClassLegal Issues in Doing Business with and in Various Countries2010
General AssemblyDouble Taxation USA - Germany2010
Mobbinginitiative KarlsruheWorkplace Rights and Employer Duties under German Employment Law2005