Wilson Elser’s Germany Practice comprises attorneys with collective decades of experience representing clients in German-speaking Europe. In sync with our Legalign Global alliance colleagues, we provide Germany- and European-based insurers with ready access to our network of attorneys in strategic locations throughout the United States.

When it best serves client objectives, our Germany Practice coordinates with colleagues in Legalign Global, an alliance of best-in-region law firms of which Wilson Elser is a founding member.

Wilson Elser maintains a dedicated practice providing legal assistance to insurers, reinsurers, manufacturers, financial services providers and other entities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The team works principally with mid-sized companies and local law firms on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance/reinsurance disputes
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Intellectual property
  • Risk management
  • Transactional advice.

Fluent in German and drawing on more than 30 years of related experience, practice chair Frederick W. Reif helps mitigate and manage risk, handle financial transactions and otherwise provide legal counsel to European clients seeking to establish footholds or grow their businesses in the United States. Mr. Reif and his team frequently rely on Wilson Elser’s vast resources − including more than 70 distinct legal services − and adhere to the firm’s well-established culture of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

In addition, the firm regularly hosts interns from Rechtsreferendar, Germany’s legal trainee program, who provide valuable assistance with respect to German law and cultural nuance. This collective depth of experience and understanding distinguishes Wilson Elser’s Germany Practice, maximizes its value to our clients and explains why we measure our relationships with so many in decades rather than years.

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