Benefit from advice provided by highly specialised lawyers – in expert teams tailored to your needs

Our lawyers provide you with their advice and assistance in their relevant practice areas as well as in teams of experts. These teams are tailored to your needs and are formed depending on individual requirements. In our law firm, individual fields of expertise complement each other: You are always provided with competent assistance of the highest quality.

Customized, personalised advice: this makes WIRTZ KRANEIS your quality law firm and is key to your success in legal matters.

Jörg Reinartz
Lawyer specialised in insurance law

Born in 1960, lawyer since 1990
Languages: English, Italian

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 211
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 333
reinartz(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Liability and insurance law, law of tenancy, leasing law (including defence of recourse claims against lawyers and notaries relating to law of tenancy), real estate law, in particular drafting of contracts and providing advice in case of termination of contract as well as public-law issues related to real estate law, competition and trade mark law

Other activities

Member of the Association EDP and Law of Cologne, member of the German-Italian Association of Lawyers, member of the German Association of pecuniary damage liability insurances (DGVH), member of the Society for Foreign Law, member of the working group on Tenancy Law and Condominium Law within the German Bar Association, member of the Bar Society of Cologne, member of the German Association for Industrial Property Rights and Copyrights

Jörg Reinartz
Lawyer specialised in insurance law
Dr. Randolf Mohr
Lawyer specialised in tax law

Born in 1961, lawyer since 1991
Languages: English, French

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 206
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 222
mohr(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Advice on company and tax law, in particular formation and restructuring of companies, M&A, regulations of corporate succession and inheritance, each including the assessment of the relevant tax issues; tax law consultation in tax investigations or auditing, appeal proceedings and fiscal court proceedings

Publications

“Bankrottdelikte und übertragende Sanierung” [bankruptcy offences and reorganisation by transfer], RWS Verlag Kommunikationsforum GmbH, 1993; Schwedhelm /Heinemann /Mohr, “Gründung, Gestaltung und Betreuung der GmbH” [establishing, structuring and assisting the German limited liability company], Stollfuß 1995; Tillmann / Mohr “GmbH-Geschäftsführer” [managing director of a German limited liability company], Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG, 10th edition 2013; “Praxisratgeber Unternehmertestament” [practical guide to the entrepreneur’s testament], Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG, 2001; „Die Angemessenheit der Gesamtvergütung des GmbH-Geschäftsführers im Gesellschaftsrecht” [reasonableness of the total remuneration of the managing director of German limited liability companies in company law], GmbH-Rdsch. 2011, 402; “Zur Schiedsklausel in der GmbH-Satzung” [the arbitration clause included in the articles of association of a German limited liability company] in: Festschrift für Michael Streck, 2011; regular publications in the journal “Der GmbH-Steuer-Berater”, Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG

Other activities

Lecturer at seminars and conferences on company and tax law (in particular German Bar Academy and Centrale für GmbH); member of the preliminary examination board “Lawyer specialised in tax law” of the Bar Association of Cologne; member in the executive committee of the “Working Group on Commercial and Company Law” within the German Bar Association.

Dr. Randolf Mohr
Lawyer specialised in tax law
Dr. Thomas Klein
Lawyer specialised in tax law | Lawyer specialised in commercial and company law

Born in 1964, lawyer since 1994
Languages: English

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 213
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 222
klein(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Company law, in particular the controversial winding ups of partnerships as well as M&A, D&O liability; banking and capital market law; tax law, in particular recourse proceedings against auditors and tax consultants as well as recourse proceedings against lawyers and notaries involving tax and company law issues

Other activities

Member of the Association of Lawyers specialised in Tax Law, member of the German Association of pecuniary damage liability insurances (DGVH), member of the Banking Law Association, member of the committee on banking and capital market law within the Bar Association of Cologne, member of the Preliminary Examination Board of the Bar Association of Cologne “Lawyer specialised in Commercial and Company Law”, publications in “GmbH-Steuerberater” [journal for tax consultants of German limited liability companies], Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG; lecturer at the Centrale für GmbH (“Conflicts in the limited liability company under German law and the German limited partnership with a GmbH as general partner”)

Dr. Thomas Klein
Lawyer specialised in tax law | Lawyer specialised in commercial and company law
Manfred Meyer
Lawyer specialised in labour law

Born in 1960, lawyer since 1990
Languages: English

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 216
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 333
meyer(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Labour law (including recourse proceedings against lawyers involving labour law issues); law of commercial agents and authorised dealers; media and copyright law

Publications

“Das Status-Feststellungsverfahren für den GmbH-Geschäftsführer [the status declaration procedure for the managing director of a German limited liability company]”, in „Der GmbH-Steuer-Berater” 2012, 154 et seqq.; “Manager-Haftpflicht: Gut genug versichert?” [Manager liability: Is the insurance cover sufficient?], in “Der GmbH-Steuer-Berater” 2012, 340 et seqq.

Other activities

Member of the German-American Lawyers Association, member of the working group on labour law within the German Bar Association, member of the working group on intellectual property & media within the German Bar Association

Manfred Meyer
Lawyer specialised in labour law
Volker Schmitz-Vollbracht
Lawyer

Born in 1968, lawyer since 1997
Languages: English

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 214
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 333
schmitz-vollbracht(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Insolvency law; official liability law including notary’s liability, professional liability law (physicians, lawyers, architects, experts); IT and data processing (EDP) law; building and architects’ law as well as public building law; sales and distribution law

Other activities

Member of the working group on insolvency law and reorganisation within the German Bar Association, member of the German Society for Building Law, member of the German Association of pecuniary damage liability insurances (DGVH)

Volker Schmitz-Vollbracht
Lawyer
Tobias Kordes, LL.M.
Lawyer specialised in tax law

Born in 1974, lawyer since 2003
Languages: English

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 212
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 222
kordes(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Liability of tax consultants and auditors, D&O liability/D&O insurance, pecuniary damage liability insurance, tax law/tax offences law, company law, litigation

Publications

“Gestaltungen mit Treuhandverhältnissen [arrangements with trust relationships]” in the journal “Der GmbH-Steuer-Berater” 2006, 44 et seqq., “Problemfälle der GmbH –Managerbeteiligungsmodelle [Problems of the GmbH – managers’ profit sharing models” in the journal “Der GmbH-Steuer-Berater” 2007, 21 et seqq., “Die Gesellschafterversammlung der GmbH & Co KG [The shareholders’ meetings of the GmbH & Co. KG” in the journal “Der GmbH-Steuer-Berater” 2007, 349 et seqq., “Upstream-Darlehen [Upstream loans] and Cash-Pooling in der GmbH” in the journal “Der GmbH-Steuer-Berater” 2009, 342, “D&O-Versicherung: Zusammentreffen von wissentlicher Pflichtverletzung und weiteren fahrlässigen Pflichtverletzungen [D&O insurance: concurrence of conscientious breach of duty and other negligent breaches of duty], published in recht und schaden (r+s) 2019, 307

Other activities

Member of the Association of lawyers specialised in tax law, member of the German association of pecuniary damage liability insurance (DGVH), member of the committee “Commercial and Company Law” of the Bar Association of Cologne

Tobias Kordes, LL.M.
Lawyer specialised in tax law
Martin Jäger
Lawyer specialised in banking and capital market law | lawyer specialised in tenancy and condominium law | mediator

Born in 1964, lawyer since 1995
Languages: English

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 210
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 333
jaeger(at)wirtz-kraneis.com 

Practice Areas

Banking and capital market law, in particular lending law and construction financing; real estate law, including sales of individual properties as capital investment (design of descriptive material); tenancy and leasing law, in particular finance leasing for commercial clients; condominium law; judicial execution

Other activities

Member of the working group on tenancy law and real estate within the German Bar Association; member of the working group on banking and capital market law of the German Bar Association

Martin Jäger
Lawyer specialised in banking and capital market law | lawyer specialised in tenancy and condominium law | mediator
Paul Fuchs
Lawyer

Born in 1981, lawyer since 2015
Languages: English

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 209
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 333
paul.fuchs(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Road transport law, liability and insurance law, building law, architects’ law, liability law (in particular defence of recourse claims against lawyers and notaries)

Paul Fuchs
Lawyer
Anette Vorpahl
Lawyer specialised in family law | lawyer specialised in labour law

Born in 1971, lawyer since 1999
Languages: English

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 205
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 222
vorpahl(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Family law (including defence of recourse claims against lawyers relating to family law), in particular advice on separation and prudent division of property, representation in divorce proceedings and any related proceedings, parents’ maintenance, labour law (including defence of recourse claims against lawyers relating to labour law), representation of employers and employees in judicial and extrajudicial matters, law of contract

Other activities

Member of the German Bar Association, member of the working group on family law within the German Bar Association, member of the Bar Association of Cologne, many years of TV shows on family law in the legal magazine “Justitia” on TV Mittelrhein and Westerwald-TV

Anette Vorpahl
Lawyer specialised in family law | lawyer specialised in labour law
Florian Kelm, LL.M.
Lawyer specialised in banking and capital market law

Born in 1975, lawyer since 2003
Languages: English

Telephone: +49 221-272 50 – 210
Telefax: +49 221-272 50 – 333
kelm(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

Practice Areas

Banking and capital market law, in particular defence of liability claims arising from investment counselling and brokerage; leasing law, in particular finance leasing for commercial clients; distribution law; real estate law, in particular sales of individual properties as capital investment (design of descriptive material)

Other activities

Member of the working group on banking and capital market law within the German Bar Association, member of the committee on banking and capital market law of the Bar Association of Cologne

Florian Kelm, LL.M.
Lawyer specialised in banking and capital market law
Julia Schroeder, B.A.
Lawyer

Born in 1986, lawyer since 2020
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration
Languages: English, Italian

Telefon: (0221) 272 50 – 202
Telefax: (0221) 272 50 – 222
schroeder(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

practice areas

Company law, tax law, inheritance law

Julia Schroeder, B.A.
Lawyer
Sabine Michels
Lawyer

Born in 1992, lawyer since 2019
Languages: English

Telefon: (0221) 272 50 – 206
Telefax: (0221) 272 50 – 222
michels(at)wirtz-kraneis.com

practice areas

Company law, controversial winding ups of partnerships, recourse proceedings against lawyers and notaries involving company law issues; Liability of tax consultants and auditors

Sabine Michels
Lawyer
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