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I know a very good tax lawyer but I'm not sure if that's the kind of lawyer you are looking for. Send me a PM if it is.

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Sunny, maybe you could simply post up your recommendation anyway? Even if "orangerabbit" isn't looking for a tax lawyer, the info might still help someone else who searches and stumbles across this post in the future.

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I'll say right off the bat that Sonja is a friend of mine. I can vouch for her English speaking skills, fairness and professionalism. Sonja has done the taxes of some people I know and they were quite happy. She can also recommend other types of English speaking lawyers (criminal defense etc).

 

Sonja Meinecke

Rechtsanwältin

Tax Lawyer

Wilmersdorfer Straße 43

10627 Berlin

tel 030 - 318010 - 07

 

Speaks German and English.

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many thanks to both posters for your help and as it happens I do need help with Tax. Any further recommendations for lawyers would be most appreciated.

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to add to the thread some related info: if a lawyer is needed, I think it's the rechsanwelt (?) who will give you a paper to take to a lawyer with legal help (the state pays for lawyers for some things).

 

And also bayoma house, is a good starting point. I think a lawyer comes in on friday. It's good to make an appointment a week ahead. 30 minutes, and I think it's 10 euros.

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I was thinking does anyone know of a good imigration lawyer here in Berlin? The price is not important. Thank You

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When looking for legal counsel in Berlin, I would advise you to first contact several lawyers, check their qualifications and experience, and arrange a call to describe the nature of the case and discuss payment before arranging your first meeting at their offices. Be sure to ask for a written schedule of fees in advance. Lawyers fees are strictly regulated according to German law (Bundesrechtsanwaltsgebührenordnung). In any judicial procedure the German lawyers must at least bill you for fixed fees that are set by German law.

 

I compiled this list a few years back, so I have no idea if the info is still valid or if any of these lawyers are reputable. At the very least, they all have experience in dealing with expats so hopefully this is a good starting point fro some of you...

 

Good luck!

 

Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener

www.bbmw.de

bbmw.berlin@bmw.de

Kurfürstenstr. 72, 10787 Berlin - Tiergarten | Tel: 264 710, Fax: 2647 1123 | U15 Wittenbergplatz |

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Areas of Expertise: Business Services. Other Languages Spoken: French, Italian, Spanish.

 

Stankewitz, Tambor & Partner

Mommsenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin - Charlottenburg | Tel: 226 2860, Fax: 2262 8666 |

Areas of Expertise: Law applying to foreigners, Construction, Traffic Violations, Administrative Law, Contracts, Commercial Law.

 

Wessing & Berenberg-Gossler

www.wessing.de

berlin@wessing.de

Kurfürstendamm 31, 10719 Berlin - Schöneberg | Tel: 8856 360, Fax: 8856 3646 |

Areas of Expertise: Commercial Law, Media Contracts, International Law, Planning and Building Law and Regulation, Labour Law, Taxation | Other Languages Spoken: Italian, Spanish, French. | Contact: Dr Ruediger von Huelst.

 

Martin & Martin

www.martin-martin.de

info@martin-martin.de

Katharinenstr. 8, 10711 Berlin - Wilmersdorf | Tel: 8969 0612, Fax: 8969 0620 | S-Bahn Halensee |

Areas of Expertise: Commercial Law, International Law, Property Transactions, Competition Law, Trademarks, East European Investment and Taxation | Contact: Dr Auer, Dr Martin.

 

Kerr & Radke

Dircksenstr. 40, 10778 Berlin - Mitte | Tel: 2381 7850, Fax: 2381 7859 | S+U Alexanderplatz |

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Areas of Expertise: International Corporate and Taxation Law, Property Transactions, Restitution, Mergers and Aquisitions, Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law | Contact: Mr Kerr.

 

Monika Richter Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH

106476.504@compuserve.com

Uhlandstr. 6, 10623 Berlin - Charlottenburg | Tel: 882 20 32, Fax: 882 20 32 |

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Specialises in corporate tax.

 

Dr Manfred Block LLM

Bernadotte 66, 14195 Berlin - Grunewald | Tel: 831 6300, Fax: 831 6528 | S-Grunewald |

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Areas of Expertise: General

 

Ada Haefemeier

Alt Moabit 23A, 10559 Berlin - Tiergarten | Tel: 394 1080, Fax: 394 1081 | U9 Turmstrasse |

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Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law, Civil Law.

 

Herman A Heckert

Sybelstr. 47, 10629 Berlin - Charlottenburg | Tel: 3270 2846, Fax: 3270 2847 | S-Charlottenburg |

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Areas of Expertise: Civil Law, Residential and Commercial Tenancies, Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Violations.

 

Dr Stankewitz, Tambor & Partner

Mohrenstr. 63-64, 10117 Berlin - Mitte | Tel: 226 2860, Fax: 2262 8666 | U6+U2 Stadtmitte |

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Areas of Expertise: Law as it applies to foreigners in Germany, Construction Law, Traffic Violations, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Contracts, Commercial Law.

 

Kathrin Sachsenberg

Regensburgerstr. 4, 10777 Berlin - Charlottenburg | Tel: 2147 7683, Fax: 882 5917 | U4 Viktoria Luise-Platz |

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Areas of Expertise: Civil Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Violations.

 

Steltner & Stenner

berlin@stelter-stenner.de

Budapester Str. 31, 10787 Berlin - Charlottenburg | Tel: 306 9240, Fax: 302 7374 | U15 Wittenbergplatz |

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Areas of Expertise: Civil Law, Notarial Services, UK Clients | Contact: Christian Stenner

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I need a lawyer,To write a letter in german. Any recommendations?

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I would recomend you use the "search" Function...

 

I am sure that any Lawyer in Germany will be able to write you a letter in German!

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Try Alexander Baron von Englehardt, http://www.vonEnglehardt.com. He was born in NY, speaks excellent English (native speaker fluency), deals with foreigners' issues and is very friendly and nice to boot. He knows the law thoroughly and does his homework.

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I am bumping up this thread, because I am looking for a lawyer to send a bill to a German client who is not in any hurry to pay a VERY long outstanding bill.

 

I find when a bill comes from a lawyer, the client usually has a change of tune and pays up pronto, so it is usually worth paying the lawyer.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations - preferably in Berlin, though in theory it can be anywhere in Germany, as I can work through e-mail and pay by bank transfer.

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Well, I can recommend Wolfgang Lemke (his firm's page) which I base primarily on personal character. He's been my guitar student for over a year, has become a good friend, and is a very intelligent and good guy all around. I don't really know him well as a lawyer (he did write a legal letter for me once) but my guess is that he's good at what he does. His English isn't the greatest but he can speak it well enough.

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Hi,

 

we have used Pablo Solar for a real estate purchase. Excellent service and a true gentleman. He is located at the Hardenbergstr. 8 in Charlottenburg. 030 31102480.

I think he is specialized in real estate law and criminal defense.

 

Tom

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I am bumping up this thread, because I am looking for a lawyer to send a bill to a German client who is not in any hurry to pay a VERY long outstanding bill.

I read this elsewhere and it seems you didn't send out the necessary reminders (Mahnungen) in which case it's too late and a lawyer can't change that.

Also the idea that the location of the lawyer is irrelevant is not entirely the case because of Germany's federal system. You should have simply applied for a Mahnbescheid (County Court Order) and you can do that online or through your local court.

 

For the future you should also be aware that Germany has very rigid ideas about what constitutes an invoice and what MUST be on it. If these details are not shown then a request for payment is not an invoice (Rechnung). It if's not an invoice it was never due, never overdue and, in the legal sense, there's no obligation to pay. You'd be surprised at how many people trip themselves up in this respect and your local IHK (Chamber of Commerce) will happily advise you on these matters.

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