Gerhard Kelm, P.C. has extensive experience in advising Clients in setting up an appropriate company structure in the United States, negotiating leases for office and warehouse space, as well as preparing employment contracts for senior employees. 
We pride ourselves on providing our Clients with personalized attention and high-quality legal services. Mr. Kelm travels to Germany on a regular basis to visit and consult with Clients in order to gain and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the Client’s business operations, strategies and long term goals.
 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

1992 - Present:  Gerhard Kelm, P.C.
We represent German speaking clients in the following areas:  setting up US operations and advising US subsidiaries; provide corporate advice, negotiate joint venture agreements, licensing agreements,  international financings including corporate bond financings,  company acquisitions and mergers; negotiation of employment agreements; and preparation of business visas for management and technical personnel.
 
1988 - 1992:  Of Counsel to Kasper, Knacke, Schäuble, Wintterlin & Partner.  Stuttgart, Germany
Represented and advised German and US companies in diverse matters pertaining to trade in the international marketplace.
 
1985 - 1988:  Lewis, Mitchell & Moore   
Corporate Division - performed legal research on various aspects of corporate and business law, including securities regulation. 
 
1981 - 1982:  US Department of Justice / Reagan Administration
Served in the office of the Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division as a schedule C employee.  Responsibilities included preparing position papers, and acting as liaison to Congress and the White House.
 

EDUCATION

B.S. Foreign Service, Georgetown University / School of Foreign Service, 1976
Juris Doctor, Cumberland School of Law (Samford University), 1985. Admitted to Virginia State Bar in October 1985.
 

LANGUAGES

Total fluency in the German and English languages, both written and oral.
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