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.

What others think of Alexander...

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


  • On May 24, 2011, Alexander's project, Legal Guide to Germany, www.lg2g.info, was chosen as one of the finalists for "be.berlin, be.international". Alexander received praises from numerous members of Berlin's government. Among the lauders was the Senator for Traffic, who unfortunately came a half too late because of a traffic jam.
  • The Legal Guide to Germany has been nominated for the German Engagement Prize 2011




  • with press attaché of Nigerian Embassy in offenen Kanal (local TV station) on 7. April 2006 on the topic "Integration and Immigration of Africans"
  • with press attaché of Nigerian Embassy in offenen Kanal (local TV station) on 7. February 2007 on the topic "Antidisrcimination Act"
  • Berliner Interkulturelles Form am 29.09.2011 on the topic "Expatriate Lives in Germany", held by BAMIK in collaboration with InterNations


American Church Berlin

American Church Berlin

Deutscher Anwaltverein

and its Working Group Foreigners and Asylum Law