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Real Estate Industry: BEITEN BURKHARDT Strengthens Frankfurt Office with Salary Partner and Associate

Frankfurt am Main, 14 November 2016 – The international law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT strengthens its Real Estate Law practice at the Frankfurt office with Dr Daniel Fischer and Patrick Sahm. Dr Daniel Fischer who is currently equity partner at the law firm Schmidt, von der Osten & Huber in Essen will join BEITEN BURKHARDT as a Salary Partner at the latest in April next year. Patrick Sahm has joined BEITEN BURKHARDT already effective first of November.

Dr Daniel Fischer (40) has worked at Schmidt, von der Osten & Huber in Essen since 2005. His main field of legal expertise is public building and planning law. Mr Fischer further advises clients on private real estate law, particularly on issues of commercial lease law, building and architects' law as well as public business law and procurement law.
He will join the team of established partner Klaus Beine, and purse and intensify the close cooperation with the Public Law practice headed by Dr Hans von Gehlen.

"We have specifically looked for a partner with expertise in Real Estate Law, particularly Public Building Law, for our Frankfurt office, and we are pleased to have found such a competent colleague for our development", comments Dr Detlef Koch, partner and head of the law firm's Frankfurt office.

Klaus Beine, head of BEITEN BURKHARDT's Real Estate practice group adds: "The real estate industry has always played a major role in Frankfurt city. Great Britain leaving the European Union means that the German, especially the Frankfurt real estate market faces a huge challenge, as international investors will look increasingly for new options in Frankfurt city. By particularly expanding our real estate practice at this point in time we embrace this development, positioning our firm ideally in the areas planning, residential and commercial real estates, and retail."

Patrick Sahm (39), LL.M. (Austin) worked at LLR Legerlotz Laschet Rechtsanwälte in Cologne before he established his own law firm in Frankfurt in spring this year. Patrick Sahm is a licensed administrative law specialist, and complements the team headed by partner Klaus Beine with his focus on public building law. Mr Sahm further passed his qualifying examination as a notary this year and in this position, he will strengthen BEITEN BURKHARDT's established notary's office in Frankfurt.

"Strengthening the real estate law area, especially in connection with public law, is an integral part of BEITEN BURKHARDT's strategic approach. The addition of Mr Fischer and Mr Sahm to our team is therefore another step and a clear market signal," explains Frank Obermann, Managing Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT.

BEITEN BURKHARDT's real estate law practice comprises 17 members in Germany, including the new additions. The practice group provides transaction-related, tax law and public law advice in real estate matters to its clients.

Frank Obermann
Tel.: +49 30 2 64 71 – 132

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