After completing my law studies in Munich, I initially worked in various international commercial companies in Germany to gain a broader professional “field of vision”.
Looking beyond my legal horizons has been an important experience that still gives me an open-minded view of each case and a good understanding of economic interrelationships.
I have been working as a lawyer and mediator in Switzerland for almost 20 years now and have my own practice since 2004. I always focus on the various people’s narratives (behind the file), whether it is about separation, divorce, child support, a marriage contract, a property law calculation, a custody dispute, or a non-marital partnership’s economic dissolution.
As a Certified Specialist SBA Family Law, I have a sound knowledge of this area in law, which I keep up to date through regular training. Thanks to a broad network of colleagues in Europe and North America, I can always obtain legal information from other countries at short notice, if necessary.
My many years of experience have taught me that there are usually several paths to any goal. The choice of path in each case depends on the person’s concerns and his/her specific circumstances. I can assist clients in different ways: as a counselling lawyer, as a negotiator, as a mediator, as a litigator or as a collaborative lawyer.
We can find out which role I can best serve to help you in a joint discussion.
|1994 – 1996||Trainee lawyer|
|1989 – 1994||Law studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich|
|1987 – 1989||Trained as a radio editor and studied journalism at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich|
|1987||Abitur (A-levels) at the Luisengymnasium in Munich, Germany|
|2016||Training as a Zen meditation teacher|
|2011 – 2012||CAS Family Law, Universities of Fribourg and Zurich, specialisation as a certified specialist SBA (Swiss Bar Association) Family Law|
|2011 – 2012||Training as a Professional Coach at the Institute for Mediation and Dispute Resolution (IMB), Munich|
|2008 – 2011||Training as certified martial arts teacher Yong Chun Quan by WULIN, WULIN Martial Arts Academy, Volketswil, Switzerland, www.wulin.ch|
|2010||Training as IACP Collaborative Practice Trainer with Diane S. Diel (Milwaukee, USA), Susan M. Miller (Wellesley, USA) and Emily Weaver (Oakland, USA)|
|2008||Collaborative Practice Training with Nancy Cameron (Vancouver, Canada) and Dr. Susan Gamache (Vancouver, Canada)|
|2006||Collaborative Family Law Training with Pauline H. Tesler, San Francisco, USA|
|2001 – 2004||Training as mediator and specialisation as family mediator at the IMS (Institute for Mediation and Dispute Resolution), Munich, Germany|
|Since 2017||Partner at goldbach law in Küsnacht-Zurich|
|2012 – 2017||Partner at Ziehe & Reetz Attorneys at Law in Küsnacht-Zurich|
|2004 – 2012||Partner at Berger Hauser Del Grande Attorneys at Law in Küsnacht-Zurich|
|2002 – 2004||Associate with a Zurich law firm specialising in public and private construction law, matrimonial and family law, contract law, administrative law, and mediation|
|1996 – 2002||Business administration at German and international companies in Munich and Frankfurt am Main|
|Since 2011||Trainer/educator IACP for collaborative law & practice basic trainings of collaborative law & practice clp Switzerland|
|Seit 2008||Lectures and workshops on the topic of “Collaborative Law & Practice” (national and international) as well as in mediation training and continuing mediation training|
|2006 – 2010||Lecturer in “Law and Social Security” at the University of Teacher Education in Special Needs, Zurich|
Swiss and Zurich Bar Association (SBA and ZBA), registered in the Cantonal Bar Register in Zurich
Bar Association of the Higher Regional Court District of Munich
German-Swiss Lawyers Association DSJV
Deutsch-Schweizerische Juristenvereinigung DSJV
DACH European Lawyers Association E.V.
Collaborative Law Pool Zurich-Eastern Switzerland
Collaborative law & practice clp Switzerland
collaborative law & practice clp Schweiz
European Network for Collaborative Practice (ENCP), President since 2019
IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals)
Instructor for Yong Chun Quan Kung Fu at WULIN (children, youth and adults), meditation teacher
Legal expert at the Technical Centre for Diving Accident Prevention (FTU)
Mediator at the Counselling Centre Bülach of the Couples Counselling and Mediation in the Canton of Zurich
Tel. +41 44 555 31 80