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      Career Possibilities

      Leading a quickly expanding office, I need help!

      Below are the current vacancies inside my office. May I briefly introduce myself. I'm the Foreigners Lawyer for immigration, commerce, and taxes. My typically only-English speaking clients are either international corporations, companies, freelancers, or expats. If this sounds interesting and you can seriously use English and German in your profession, feel to venture further and possibly apply.

    • Services

      My services cater to the anglophone foreigner wanting to live in Germany – be it for business, employment or private reasons.

      • Private Immigration Services

        The following service areas relate to people who want to live in Germany for private reasons. I usually offer full service - from preparing the application to defending it when authorities question it. If you need / want more or less assistance and services, please negotiate. We will find a solution that  fits your needs.

      • Business Immigration Services

        Business immigration services are all about bringing the successful businessperson to Germany to make new business in Germany. Welcome businesses are artists, freelancers (Freiberufler), shareholding directors, tradepersons (Gewerbetreibende). The services for applying for a residence permit for working as an individual on the basis of self-employment will introduced on the following services on the following subpages as they all have different needs.



        Beam my Presence to Germany UG (limited liability) is my associate in providing virtual offices for your GmbH or UG or representation in Germany. However, also consider using Beam's services, when you wish to disclose your private address from business partners. Famous artists have shown
        interest in this regard.
      • Corporate Services

        Corporate Services

        We will gladly serve you by setting-up your company, or supporting you in running your already founded company. We also assist with winding-up your business (liquidation), be it private partnerships or corporate enterprises. We serve the flourishing foreign business as well as the low-budget companies with turnkey solutions.

        Our approach is that we take care of all the red tape, so you don't have to. Your should be free to focus on your business, or when liquidating, on the new venture!

        The following topics could be of interest for you.

      • Tax Services

        Tax Services

        We provide tax services for individuals, freelancers, as well as corporations – in as far needed and wanted. All services will be provided in English!

    • About Us

      This category is all about the legal and practical information of this site.

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  • F.A.Q.


    Articles in this category will answer so many "simple" or "quick" questions when it is typically not worth hiring a professional. A typical situation is that you hear or read something that do not make sense. You want to have a very general idea if your intended approach will be feasible or not. You have one of those "quick questions" and do not want to pay anything for it. Now you have reached the right place! Please respect that I do not answer quick questions for free – neither per eMail nor on the phone.

    Now you have read the FAQ and still have question marks in your mind, then it is time to call my Help Now number. Calling service number will cost you only € 2 /m – cellphones might differ.

    The provided FAQ on German law will be exclusively around my expertise (Corporate Taxes, Companies and their directors, Immigration, Private Taxes) if it is not just something practical.

    • Business Legalities

      Inside the FAQ for business legalities, we want to provide you with a very basic understanding that you can prepare the consultation with us. This category collects topics around businesses (company law) as well as making business.

      • Taxation

        Articles shown here will on taxes related to businesses.

      • CEO

        It is known that a CEO, chief executive officer, runs a corporation. In German this person is typically called Geschäftsführer. This section will introduce to you the rights and duties as well as liablities of a CEO in Germany.

      • Legal Forms of Businesses

        Legal Forms will describe what kinds of German corporations exist. In Germany, you have GmbH, UG, etc.

      • Contracts
      • Professions

        This category will introduce to select professions which require a more elaborate description of how to pursue this line of business. The introduction will relate to the very basic legalities of opening and / or running such profession.

        The so called chambered professions, such as that of the attorney or physician, have some strict rules that need to be adhered to. These professions always require a permit from a governing body and these professionals must follow strict regulations.

        You will also find a list of professions that require a permission – next to registration at trade office.

    • Entry

      This section is all about describing what you need to successfully apply for a residence permit and individual kinds of permits. Best start with General Requirements for Residence Permits to Germany. These general requirements must be met for each and every kind of permit. If you lack already one, then your chances of success in obtaining a permit are slim.

      • Private Reasons

        We would like to introduce you the most common possibilities for immigrating to Germany for non-entrepreneurial reasons. In consideration are here employees, family members, children.

      • Business Reasons

        We are highly specialized for business immigration purposes! Alexander has been hired by Deutsche Anwaltsinstitut to train other colleagues in business immigration. Please understand as "business immigration" when we serve investors, freelancers, and startups.

      • Studying

        This category is all about the residential requirements of studying in Germany. Be it to only learn the language or study at a university for Bachelor, Master, or PhD.

      • Employment Permits

        Germany has a shortage on skilled and academic workers. Persons lacking any kind of training will not have a chance to obtain a residence permit in Germany. The individual articles will describe you what you need to know for a certain residence permit around employment in Germany.

    • Lawyers
    • Practicalities

      In spite of all rumors, lawyers and law can be something practical. This section is all about giving hints to practically manage one's daily life in Germany. The articles here will be very often something very evidential for Germans – but not necessarily.

      • Court Stuff

        Intersting articles relating to very general legal issues that effect virtually everybody. Typically, court judgments will be from the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG). N.B. the date format follows the German way. Don't when in Rome, do as the Romans do.

      • Free Stuff

        Hints and Sites – free of any cost and commitment – to help you have an easier life in Germany. Send the Publisher an eMail when you want / can add something.

      • Lost & Found

        Poor you, that something got lost. Try here to find out how to hopefully get it back. Send the Publisher an eMail when you want / can add another possiblity or when your city has its "Lost & Found" online.

      • Miscellaneous

        Virtually anything that will enhance living and working in Germany – with special attention to your needs as an expat. The focus is on English language information. Send the Publisher an eMail when you want / can add something.

      • Money

        It's all about the currency and paying in Germany.

    • Private Legalities

      This section will describe the legalities of a private person in Germany – on a general basis.

    • Residence

      This section is all about your extending and living on your residence permit.

    • Visas

      This topic is all about visas – but not residence permits. Please understand as "visa" the permission to be inside Germany as a visitor for up to three months in a row. A "residence permit" allows persons to indefinitely live here and maybe also pursue some kind of employment and in the long run be eligible for permanent residency – longest after five years.

  • News


    This category contains short stories which went to court and are to help you orientate yourself on a more individual basis.

    • Business Law News

      Interesting cases in general for running a business in Germany.

    • Business Tax News

      Overview on all articles concerning tax law concerning businesses. Taxes referred to here are taxes on income from self-employment, trade tax, and VAT. Self-employment can be either a trade or professional services.

    • Civil Law News

      Case law on miscellaneous legal conflicts among private persons.

    • Foreigners Law News

      We will be reporting here on interesting cases on foreigners law; it's all about (double) citizenship, deportation, entry, expulsion, naturalization, and residence.

    • Private Tax News

      Interesting cases on tax topics when employed, receiving child benefits, or for other non-commercial reasons from your income tax bill. This category also covers taxes for earnings upon interest. You will also find cases discussing what (or not) you can deduct when employed or for other non-commercial reasons.

      Germans call "child benefits" Kindergeld". Since the rules for child benefits is published in EStG, the cases have been organized in this category. Though these benefits are grants, they are regulated in the income tax code.

    • Corona Legal News

      This topic is all around Corona, not the beer, but that dumb "v" thingy and in so far that it relates to legal topics of immigration, commerce and taxes – my fields of consultation. Please bear with me, that I cannot come up with some brand new each day. I am solo business man, who is also wanting to survive.

    • Holidays

      Practical News on Holidays in Germany -- whatever might expat related. In other words, you will not learn that Christmas is called Weihnachten in Germany...