Personal Data

Born in Vienna

Authorization to Practise:

Admitted to practice law in Austria (since 1992) and in New York (since 2004)

Education and Professional Experience: 

  • 1980 – 1984: study at the law school of the University of Vienna
  • 1986 – 1989: candidate for a notary public in the law office of Dr. Theodor Hofmann in Vienna 
  • November 1988/March 1989: exams for notary public’s practice and bar passed (with honors)
  • 1989 – 1995: associate in leading law firms in Vienna (Weiss-Tessbach, Schönherr, Eiselsberg)
  • 1993 – 1994: postgraduate program at New York University (corporation law)
  • Since 1996: own law practice (in cooperation with Dr. Wolfgang Ulm, Attorney at law)

Languages:

  • German 
  • English

Functions:

  • April 2003 – April 2005: deputy chairman of the supervisory board of Pankl Racing Systems AG
  • May 2008 – May 2014: Vice-President of the lawyer's society "Anwaltsclub"
  • Since April 2010: Member of the Supreme Court for disziplinary matters of attorneys
  • April 2012 – February 2014: Member of the Court of Liberales Forum
  • Since December 2014: Member of the board of NEOS Lab - Das Liberale Forum
  • Since October 2016: Chairman of the parents' association of Tourism Schools of Bad Gleichenberg

Memberships: 

  • Full Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (www.step.org)   
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association/Trusts and Estates Law Section (www.nysba.org/trusts)
  • Member of the lawyer's society "Anwaltsclub" (www.anwaltsclub.at)

Award:

  • Kathrein & Co. - Foundation Award 2007