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American Attorneys Practicing in Switzerland

In Switzerland and Liechtenstein no person may practice as an attorney at law without a proper license.  Generally speaking, foreigners are not granted such a license and are not admitted to the Bar.  Acting merely a “legal consultant” requires no license and foreigners may act in that capacity, if so specified in their work permits.
BLOCH, HEINZ: Bahnhofstrasse 3, 6340 Baar. Tel: 044 914 43 43. Fax 044 914 43 00. Member of Law firm BLOCH & PARTNER. U.S. and Swiss citizen. Born 1932 in Switzerland. University of Bern, admission to Bar, 1958. Ph.D. in economics, 1962. New York State University, School of Law, J.D. 1966. Admitted to Bar of the State of New York, June 1966. Corporate, contract, real estate, merger and acquisition, financial and commercial law; estate cases and trade disputes. Specialized in international corporate law, including tax planning, real estate and financing. Handles collection cases on a time-spent basis. Does not handle criminal cases.  Languages: English, German, French.

FARHA, ALFRED S.: Bahnhofstrasse 71, 8001 Zurich. Tel: 044 212 71 21. Fax 044 212 71 29. Born 1933, Missouri. U.S./Swiss citizen. University of Kansas, A.B. International Relations, 1955, J.D. 1961. Corporate attorney with Dow Chemical Company 1965-1993. Own practice since 1993. International Trade & Commerce involving Mergers & Acquisitions International Trade & Commerce involving Mergers & Acquisitions, Reorganizations, Inheritance law and estate planning. Finance.  Sales & Marketing. European Community & Environmental Law. Does not act as notary public. Languages: English, German.

FORBES-JAEGER, Dr. David G. DFJ Swiss, LLC; 4 rue Charles Bonnet, 1206 Geneva. telephone 022 929 70 00. Member of law firm Secretan, Troyanov, Fiechter, Gautier (Swiss law firm). Born: Indiana, USA, May 23, 1956. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; doctor of laws, 1982. Practice in international, immigration, corporate, commercial, family, estate, real property and banking law, general civil practice including litigation and arbitration. Handles collection, estate and trade dispute cases. Languages: English, French, German.

JONES, Dr. Jacques, Python & Peter: Rue Firmin-Massot 9, 1206 Geneva, telephone 022 702 1515, fax 022 702 1414 (Swiss law firm). Born: North Carolina, USA, August 29, 1946. Columbia University,; doctor of laws, 1975. Practice in international commercial and maritime law. Specialized in trade and finance. Handles collection, estate and trade dispute cases. Languages: English, French.

LAWSON, Dr. David A.; 2 rue Bellot, Geneva. telephone 022 312 11 22, telex 28 800, Fax: 312 11 55. Member of law firm Jacquemoud & Stanislas (Swiss law firm). Born: Maryland, USA, November 19, 1943. Golden Gate University, San Francisco, doctor of laws, 1971; Oxford University, dr. phil., 1974. Specialized in commercial and shipping law, international arbitration and litigation and computer law. Languages: English, French.

MONROE, Karen A.; 5, Rue Jean Pécolat, 1201 Geneva, tel 022 322 2010, email:; Partner, Wilk Auslander LLP (American and Swiss law firm) Dual national: USA and Switzerland; Admitted to NY Bar, practicing in Geneva for 20+ years; President, Foreign Lawyers Section of Geneva Bar Association.  Firm specializes in cross-border matters for U.S. companies doing business in Switzerland and U.S. individuals in connection with commercial, contract, corporate, securities, intellectual property, litigation, arbitration, real estate, tax, and trusts and estates matters. Speaks English, French, German.

ULMER, Dr. Nicolas C.; 43 rue du Rhône, Geneva. telephone 022 781 05 05, Fax: 022 781 01 95. Member of law firm Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue (American law firm). Born: Washington, D.C., USA, August 5, 1952. Brown University, B.A., 1974; University of California, doctor of laws, 1979. Specialized in international commercial and corporate law, international arbitration. Handles collection, estate and trade dispute cases. Languages: English, French, Spanish.

IGLEHART, John H.; 16, rue Bellot, Case Postale 269, 1211 Geneva 12, telephone 022/347 4066, telefax 022/347 02 01, e-mail: Member of law firm Mudry & Iglehart. Born: 1947. Handles family law, banking law, commercial law, labor and employment law, bankruptcy law, tax law and civil trial law.  Languages: English, French, German, Italian.