Our Team

Alexandra Beierlein

Alexandra Beierlein is licensed to practice law in both Germany and New York.

Brief biography:

  • University of Passau
  • St. John’s University School of Law (LL.M.)
  • Attorney at law in Germany (licensed in Munich)
  • Attorney at law in New York

Specialist fields:

  • Commercial real-estate law
  • Business transactions and general contract law
  • Corporate and real-estate finance
  • Corporate governance

Transactions:

  • Drafting board and stock/shareholder resolutions/dissolutions/incorporations in the field of corporate governance
  • Legally reviewing and negotiating numerous real-estate loan transactions (financing and refinancing) and legally representing clients at closings in the State of New York
  • Drafting operating agreements and first amendments
  • Drafting terms and conditions for the purchase and sale of products
  • Drafting and providing legal comment on various sales representative/broker contracts
Christian Burghart

Christian Burghart is licensed to practice law in both Germany and New York.

Brief biography:

  • University of Hamburg
  • Duke University School of Law (LLM)
  • Attorney at law in Germany
  • Attorney at law in New York
  • Trusted legal counsel for the Austrian Chamber of Commerce

Specialist fields:

  • Corporate and finance, including company formations, restructurings, mergers & acquisitions, international corporate transactions
  • Business transactions and general contract law
  • Manufacturers’ product liability

Transactions:

  • Supporting a German automotive supplier with the planning, construction and realization of a production facility in Alabama for many hundreds of employees
  • Supporting a German plant manufacturer with the acquisition of an American competitor
  • Advising a publicly traded Austrian company on corporate law disputes relating to its investment in a company in Delaware
  • Advising a German software manufacturer on the remuneration of its US management with stock options, equity and similar packages
  • Supporting a German plant manufacturer with the planning, construction and realization of a production facility in Georgia in cooperation with a German DAX-listed group
Dr. Annamaria Hachmeister

Dr. Annamaria Hachmeister is licensed to practice law in both Germany and New York.

Brief biography:

  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), doctorate, magna cum laude
  • Fordham University, School of Law, LL.M., cum laude
  • Attorney at law in Germany (admitted to the bar in Munich)
  • Attorney at law in New York

Specialist fields:

  • General contract law, international business and commercial transactions
  • Company formations, general corporate law and corporate governance
  • Joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and international corporate transactions
  • Compliance

Transactions:

  • Advising a German plant manufacturer on the acquisition of a US competitor
  • Advising a German company on the sale of a US real-estate-development subsidiary
  • Advising a German turbine manufacturer on product liability claims in the US
  • Supporting a Liechtenstein holding company during the strategic acquisition of a technology company specializing in radio-wave technology
  • Supporting a Liechtenstein holding company during the strategic acquisition of a US company specializing in thermal monitoring technology
Elisabeth M. Kovac

Elisabeth M. Kovac is licensed to practice law in New York.

Brief biography:

  • University of Vienna (Mag. lur.)
  • The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University (LL.M.)
  • Court internship in Vienna
  • Trainee lawyer in Vienna
  • Attorney at law in New York

Specialist fields:

  • Real-estate law, specializing in transactions
  • Tenancy law, tenancy agreements
  • Company formations, specializing in real-estate holdings
  • Contract law

Transactions:

  • Purchase and sale of all types of real estate—condominiums, cooperatives, houses, plots and more—in the State of New York, principally in New York City and the Hamptons
  • Tenancy agreements of all types—apartments, houses, offices, business premises
  • Advising and supporting foreign clients (mainly German speakers) on the purchase of real estate in NY or other US states
Heiko Meyenschein

Heiko Meyenschein is licensed to practice law in both Germany and New York.

Brief biography:

  • State University of New York at Albany (SUNY), B.A.
  • University of Würzburg
  • Fordham University School of Law (LL.M.)
  • Attorney at law in Germany (licensed in Frankfurt)
  • Attorney at law in New York

Specialist fields:

  • Corporate law
  • Business transactions and general contract law
  • Insurance law
  • Mediation

Transactions:

  • Advising on, organizing and implementing a corporate acquisition in North Carolina by an Austrian textile manufacturer
  • Advising on, organizing and implementing the merger of a US subsidiary of an Austrian software vendor with a US software vendor
  • Advising on and implementing the establishment and structuring of various US subsidiaries of German and Austrian parent companies
  • Advising on and coordinating US claims for German insurers
Moritz Schumann

Moritz Schumann trained in both Germany and the US, and is licensed to practice law in New York and Germany.

Brief biography:

  • University of Mainz
  • Cornell Law School (LL.M.)
  • Attorney at law in Germany (licensed in Frankfurt)
  • Attorney at law in New York (New York State and Southern and Eastern District of New York)

Specialist fields:

  • Employment, employee benefits, executive compensation and employment immigration
  • Business transactions and general contract law
  • Litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution

Transactions:

  • Defending a German precision-thread manufacturer against a former CEO’s age-discrimination claims
  • Representing a multinational group in the construction sector with an Austrian subsidiary in a legal dispute concerning the disclosure of commercial secrets in multiple US jurisdictions
  • Advising a German manufacturer of turbine components during negotiations for a multi-year supply relationship with a leading American engine manufacturer
  • Advising an Austrian textile company on the implementation of EU data protection regulations in the US and the corresponding adaptation of employment policies
  • Supporting a German media group during the acquisition of a stake in a Californian virtual reality technology company
Isabell Felicitas Ukert

Isabell Felicitas Ukert is licensed to practice law in Germany.

Brief biography:

  • Free University of Berlin
  • Cornell Law School (LL.M.)
  • Attorney at Law in Germany (licensed in Hamburg)

Specialists fields:

  • General contract law
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Employment law

Transactions:

  • Drafting board and stock/shareholder resolutions/dissolutions/incorporations in the field of corporate governance
  • Legally reviewing contracts in civil disputes
  • Arrangement of settlements in civil disputes
  • Attendance at arbitration proceedings as representative of works council