In many cases several legal areas and legal issues are to be considered. Hence, we work on your case as a specialized team and if necessary also in several languages. We bundle up the competence and experiences of each of our lawyers in different legal areas and languages in order to be able to support you with the necessary farsightedness.
At the same time, teamwork also guarantees that we are all informed about the respective cases and processes of our colleagues and can assist you so also in urgent emergencies at any time with words and deeds.
Commercial and corporate law
At the beginning of every business stands the process of incorporation. Our experience shows that standard solutions are seldom lasting ones. Thus we experience over and over again that excellent business ideas fail because internal conflicts arise which could have been easily avoided by individual legal advice.
Once a business is set up, often various different questions come up which require businesses to find answers corresponding to various fields of commercial law. Just as company growth increases, also an increase of capital or the transference of shares or other adjustments can come up. At the end of any common business activity, the winding up and liquidation of a corporation has to be navigated through.
Contact: Axel Friederici and Dr. Karl Felix Oppermann
We advise debtor and creditor in financial crisis situations, no matter whether insolvency maturity is already given, an insolvency application was made or the insolvency procedure was already opened up.
Besides, special attention has to be paid to the challenging rules of the insolvency order. Due to frequent changes of the jurisdiction of the German Federal Court of Justice in this field, even confessed businessmen – whether as suppliers, as crafts businesses, responsible managers or as a part of the board of directors – are often caught unaware with the consequences that arise from these changes. To protect you preventively against such risks, we accompany you during the discussions with liquidators and offer you sound analyses on the course of your business.
Contact: Axel Friederici and Thomas Winter
Preparation of contracts
Trust is good, written contracts are better. This is valid for the private, family and of course for the business area. If the rules are manifested, this often avoids quarrel.
We support and discuss with you the conversion of your wishes, indicate to you solutions, formulate the contracts and also help you during the conclusion process.
We have specialized in the general terms of business (terms and conditions) such as supply agreement and service contracts, no matter whether your business is led conventionally or digitally.
Contact: Axel Friederici and Dr. Karl Felix Oppermann
In employment law, we have consulted employers as well as employees for many years. The experiences from the consultations for one as well as for the other side means for our clients that we know the interests of all parties involved, grasp them fast and quickly and work efficiently towards a balance of the conflicting interests.
It is a matter to prevent disputes by sound employment contracts. If it comes, nevertheless, to court procedures before the labor court, we discuss with you on the basis of the current jurisprudence the right tactics and thus lay the foundation-stone for the best possible outcome.
Contact: Thomas Winter
The best way of avoiding quarrel in the family and with third parties is to regulate the issue of inheritance in advance with a good and fair last will. With a missing or insufficient will, the legal heirs regularly have claims but also certain duties, when it comes to the distribution of the inheritance.
We advise you with creating your testament, in particular taking into account the statuary share, take over the enforcement of your last will or help heirs and persons entitled to a statuary share to get what they are entitled to.
Contact: Annette Hennesthal and Peter Hambach
Nowhere else is a more sensitive handling of others expected – and recommended – than in family affairs, in particular if children are involved. Naturally emotions play a large role in these matters which makes it more difficult to find an appropriate fair solution which takes all the interests into account in personal as well as economic conflicts.
From the areas of adoption and alimony/child support up to the issue of goods required after marriage, we rely on our extensive experiences which contribute not seldom to the fact that the parties can break up peacefully and can still look themselves in spite of their differences into the eyes.
Contact: Annette Hennesthal
We know about the weal and woe of landlords, landowners and condominiums as well as their tenants. Tenancy law constantly changes and remains the topic of heated debates. Therefore, knowing the current jurisprudence and the legislation is always important.
Since decades we have also advised administrators of residential arrangements and condominiums on housing subsidy and operating expense accounts as well as challenging resolutions. In this area, research is especially important because condominium law is largely defined by case law. To find comparable judgments, we help ourselves with modern digital data bases.
Contact: Peter Hambach and Thomas Winter
It comes from general experience: „Who deals with construction planners and craftsmen, has seen it all.“
Not always everything runs as planned. Even the most experienced developers and principals of craftsman feel confronted regularly with situations which endanger the schedule and ultimately quarrel can cause big damage. In order to be able to resolve such issues, a sound technical and legal understanding is necessary, in particular if many fields overlap in complicated questions. Our typical clients are developers, building contractors, craftsmen as well as architects and planning offices.
Contact: Thomas Winter and Peter Hambach
A traffic accident is a big nuisance, certainly if it was not caused by your own fault. Still you should not take the following court procedure lightly just because you think you did nothing wrong. Often opposing or in some cases even your own insurance confronts you with claims which you did not see coming. We know these tactics and know how to defend you against them.
In case of a breach of law or even a criminal offence in traffic, we stand by your side with words and deeds.
Contact: Peter Hambach and Dr. Karl Felix Oppermann
Foreclosure and demand collection
Nothing is more tedious than to have to independently foreclose on somebody else or to be foreclosed on. In any case, it requires an examination to what extent – still – the desired benefit can be acquired.
If a realistic chance exists, we execute your demands or go forward against a groundless claim you received.
We understand the consequent enforcement of claims by demand collection to which it also belongs to carry out an estimation whether it makes economically sense to enforce the claim.
Contact: Peter Hambach