Who is Alexander?

Born: 1961, in New York, N.Y.
Citizenships: German and American
Appointment as attorney in 1997 in Berlin
Alexander von Engelhardt

How to Understand Alexander

Speaking English is one thing – understanding is another. Alexander prefers to communicate straightforward. A "no" comes from him just as easy as a "yes". Some cultures are not used to this kind of communication. Alexander, however, considers it most important that you correctly and not only possibly understand his consultation / your situation. Therefore, please do not be offended! When you have to communicate "no" and this is inconvenient for you because you consider it impolite, so please give him a break and negate your response as much as possible without really breaking with your culture! Consider Alexander relies on being understood and that he understands you. Consider straightforwardness as a chance, a new possibility – especially to cope with his impatience.

School Education:

elementary and junior high school in Connecticut; U.S.A.
(Mittelstufe) Landschulheim am Solling in Holzminden, Germany
German "High School" in Hesse

Legal Education:

Law Studies:

  • Traditional universities of Marburg and Goettingen,
  • Referendariat (Practical Legal Training)/Internships i.a.:
  • Higher Regional Court in Celle
  • Chamber for Commercial Matters at Regional Court in Hanover
  • Federal Ministry of Economy in Prague, Czech and Slovak Federal Republic
  • Further Studies in Tax Law: SWA GmbH, Berlin

Academical Activities:

Research fellow on the project "Privatizing Institutions in East, East Central and Southeast Europe" by Prof. Dr. Herwig Roggemann at East Europe Institute of Free University Berlin: Report on Czech an Slovak Republics, using original sources in 1993






American Church Berlin

American Church Berlin

Deutscher Anwaltverein

and its Working Group Foreigners and Asylum Law