Notarial Services

German notaries play a significantly different role than do notaries public in the United States and in many other countries. In some states (e.g., in the German State of Hesse, where Frankfurt is located) German notaries are simultaneously admitted as attorneys (and often practice law simultaneously). They do more than certify signatures; instead, they play an active and vital role in any number of transactions that are subject to German notarial requirements. Our six notaries focus on corporate and real estate transactions, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions.

Our notaries have vast experience, both as notaries and as attorneys, in complex corporate, real estate, and financing transactions, often involving cross-border aspects. Our notaries are active in the entire gamut of day-to-day corporate and real estate matters requiring notarizations. Developing and implementing tailor-made solutions is the essence of our practice.


  • Notarizations and Certifications
  • Corporate Law
  • Share Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Real Estate Encumbrances; Mortgages
  • Pledges
  • Financings
  • Corporate Restructurings
  • Inheritance Law
  • Procurement of Public Documents for International Use (e.g., Apostille, Legalization)

Representative Matters

  • Notarial services for large and medium-sized groups of companies, both German and non-German
  • Notarial services for financings involving major financial institutions as well as mid-sized banks
  • Notarial services for numerous domestic and cross-border M&A transactions for German and non-German investors
  • Notarial services for numerous mid-sized and large (purchase prices in excess of EUR 100 million) real estate transactions for both German and non-German investors