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Urban Thier Federer P.A.
UNITED STATES / ORLANDO

Urban Thier Federer P.A. is an international law firm focused on providing legal services to foreign clients from all over the world through our three United States Offices and through local partner firms.

With offices in New York (NY), Orlando (FL), Connecticut, Houston, Munich, Germany; and London, United Kingdom, Urban Thier Federer P.A. is positioned to assist clients to resolve legal issues and manage litigation throughout the United States and European Union countries (particularly Germany and the United Kingdom). We assist business and individual clients in a number of different practice areas.

ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBERS

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200 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 2000


Tel. +14072458352
Fax +14072458361
E-mail Info@urbanthier.com
Website http://www.urbanthier.com

PARTNERS

John L. Urban DETAILS
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John L. Urban

John L. Urban is a litigation attorney at Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. and the managing shareholder of the Orlando office. His practice focuses primarily on civil litigation in the areas of US and international business and contract disputes, commercial law, collections, domestication and enforcement of foreign judgments. He has been the lead attorney for over 500 federal court lawsuits and over 100 state court lawsuits as well as arbitration proceedings. Mr. Urban was formerly an associate attorney with the law firms of Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A. and Stephens Lynn Klein La Cava Hoffman & Puya, P.A., in Miami, Florida.

He is a litigator, concentrating his practice in domestic and international commercial and civil matters, business torts and disputes, complex commercial litigation, Uniform Commercial Code issues, real estate law, arbitration, and appellate matters.

Mr. Urban is a member of the Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the bar of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and the bars of the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. Mr. Urban is also a United Kingdom Solicitors Regulation Authority registered foreign lawyer (RFL).

Carl-Christian Thier DETAILS
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Carl-Christian Thier

Carl-Christian Thier is a shareholder in Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He practices out of the Munich Office, frequently traveling between the firm's offices to coordinate European American matters.

As a German and New York lawyer, he concentrates his practice in German and United States international law in the areas of international contract law, international tax planning related to income and estate matters (German American Treaty for Avoidance of Double Taxation, "Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen"), business entity formation and business negotiations and domestication of foreign judgments, with a particular focus on cross border investments between Germany and the United States.

Mr. Thier was formerly an attorney with the Esser & Partner law firm in Aachen, Germany and an Of Counsel attorney with the law firm of Hendry, Stoner, Sawicki & Brown P.A. in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Thier is a member of the German Bar, the New York Bar and the Bar of Great Britain ("SRA"). He is a member of the American Committee for Foreign Relations and serves as President and Chairman of the Central Florida Chapter of the German American Business Chamber.

Dr. Georg Federer DETAILS
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Dr. Georg Federer

Dr. Georg Federer is a German attorney in Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A.
He is a civil litigation attorney admitted to practice in Germany since 1987. Dr. Federer’s primary practice areas include Commercial and Business Litigation matters in Germany, Competition and Trademark Law (in compliance with German and European Union laws regulating advertising, marketing, and anti-trust/anti-competition matters), wills, estates and probate law, as well as transactional matters.

Stephen Chinnery DETAILS
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Stephen Chinnery

Stephen Chinnery is a British lawyer and a shareholder of Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery P.A.
His practice focuses primarily on commercial disputes, indirect taxes and regulatory law in the United Kingdom.

Ernest H. "Skip" Kohlmyer, III, Esq., LL.M DETAILS
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Ernest H. "Skip" Kohlmyer, III, Esq., LL.M

Ernest H. "Skip" Kohlmyer, III, is a litigation attorney and shareholder with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. based in the Orlando office. His practice focuses primarily on insurance defense litigation relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act ("FCCPA"), Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), and/or the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). Mr. Kohlmyer represents collection agencies, debt buyers, Florida public entities in areas in land use, civil rights, constitutional law, consumer protection litigation, corporate and business law, insurance defense, and international business transactions.

Mr. Kohlmyer is a member of the Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the courts within the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), serving in leadership positions and speaking regularly at conferences.

Mary Grace Dyleski DETAILS
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Mary Grace Dyleski

Mary Grace Dyleski is a senior associate attorney with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. She is based in the Orlando office and focuses primarily on civil litigation, particularly creditors’ rights and defending claims by debtors under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) 16 U.S.C. § 1692a, Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”) Florida Statutes § 559.72, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227 and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) 15 U.S.C. § 1681. She is admitted to practice in Florida and South Carolina.

Patricia M. Lee DETAILS
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Patricia M. Lee

Patricia M. Lee is an attorney with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. She is based in the Orlando, Florida, office focusing primarily on family and estate law. She has over 18 years of transactional and litigation experience in all aspects of family law, including child custody disputes, child support assessment and enforcement, alimony, equitable distribution, fee awards, relocation, and post-judgment modification and enforcement proceedings, including at the appellate court level.

Rachel M. Ortiz DETAILS
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Rachel M. Ortiz

Rachel M. Ortiz is an associate attorney with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. She is based in the Orlando office and focuses primarily on state and federal court litigation of business disputes, creditor rights under state and federal consumer protection laws, and appellate practice. Ms. Ortiz is a member of the Florida Bar and the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Christian T. Fahrig DETAILS
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Christian T. Fahrig

Christian Fahrig is an associate attorney with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He is based in the Orlando office and focuses primarily on probate, wills, trusts and estates, and general civil litigation, including contract disputes and personal injury.

Matthew A. Leibert DETAILS
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Matthew A. Leibert

Matthew A. Leibert is of counsel with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He is based in the Orlando, FL office and focuses his practice on personal injury matters including both international and domestic personal injury cases. Mr. Leibert has been a practicing attorney since 1987 and is admitted into the Florida and Colorado Bar Associations. Along with personal injury Mr. Leibert is also experienced in handling DUI and criminal cases.

Barry R. Fischer DETAILS
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Barry R. Fischer

Barry Fischer is a veteran litigator with the New York office of Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York as well as in Florida. He focuses his practice in the areas of Commercial Litigation and has substantial experience in large and medium size litigation in the areas of business fraud and financial fraud.

Deborah J. Townsend DETAILS
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Deborah J. Townsend

Deborah J. Townsend is of counsel with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. She is engaged exclusively in the practice of immigration and nationality law and represents a broad range of clients including investors, entrepreneurs, large and small corporations, foreign national employees, families and students in all areas of immigration law. Ms. Townsend has been Florida Bar Board Certified in the area of Immigration and Nationality law since 1996.

Amber Jade F. Johnson DETAILS
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Amber Jade F. Johnson

Amber Jade F. Johnson is of counsel with Urban, Thier, Federer & Chinnery, P.A. She focuses her practice on the areas of trusts and estate planning, probate, charitable trusts, guardianship, Medicaid planning, elder law, and business law, including administration and/or probate for all sizes of estates- wills, trusts, powers of attorney, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements, land trusts, retirement account planning, family limited partnerships, dynasty trusts, and asset preservation.

Eric S. Waldman DETAILS
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Eric S. Waldman

Mr. Waldman is a litigation attorney in the New York office of Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery. His practice focuses on commercial litigation in the areas of banking law, financial services litigation and mediation. Mr. Waldman tried cases in New York State and Federal Court.

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Mark P. Terry DETAILS
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Mark P. Terry

Mark P. Terry is of counsel with Urban, Thier, Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He is a Registered Patent Attorney and focuses his practice on intellectual property matters in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and technology transfer. He is also a member of the Federal Patent Bar, the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida.

Jason T. Daniel DETAILS
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Jason T. Daniel

Jason T. Daniel is of counsel with Urban, Thier, Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He is a Registered Patent Attorney specializing in all aspects of international intellectual property law, including patent drafting and prosecution under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Trademark drafting and prosecution under the Madrid Protocol, and domestic registrations before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the United States Copyright Office.

Tushaar Desai DETAILS
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Tushaar Desai

Tushaar Desai is of counsel with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He focuses his practice on the areas of immigration law, family law, civil litigation, personal injury, landlord/tenant law, and mortgage foreclosure, with a particular emphasis on cases involving housing matters, such as foreclosure.

Ian Bridge DETAILS
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Ian Bridge

Ian Bridge is a barrister and of counsel with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He is based out of, and the managing director of, the London, United Kingdom, office of Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He has been in independent practice at the bar since 1988. He is a consultant with, and a director of, Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He continues in independent mixed civil and criminal practice at No5 Chambers.

Gaël Beriro DETAILS
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Gaël Beriro

Gaël Beriro, is a graduate of Boston College (BA) and The University of Denver Strum College of Law (JD). He began his legal career as a water rights and environmental attorney, practicing in Boulder Colorado from 1992 to 1996.

Mr. Beriro is a member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Real Estate Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Silvia Krulich DETAILS
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Silvia Krulich

Silvia Krulich is an attorney with the law firm of Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, Rechtsanwälte. She is admitted to practice as an attorney since 1995. Main Focus: commercial law, corporate law, family law, probate, inheritance law and estate law.

Heinz H. Stolzki DETAILS
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Heinz H. Stolzki

Heinz H. Stolzki is of counsel with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A. He was born in Germany and is based in Munich, Germany. His practice focuses primarily on international law, specifically assisting companies practicing in several states, commercial law, international family law (divorce, alimony, law of domestic relations, and marital assets), international probate, and labor law.

Juliane Kratsch DETAILS
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Juliane Kratsch

Juliane Kratsch is a German attorney with Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, P.A.. Ms. Kratsch focuses on International and German inheritance law matters as well as contract law, corporate law and matters involving US Visa or German Citizenship issues such as re-naturalization or special permits (“Beibehaltungsgenehmigungen”).

Sibylle Miller-Metzner DETAILS
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Sibylle Miller-Metzner

Sibylle Miller-Metzner is a German attorney with the law firm of Urban Thier Federer & Chinnery, Rechtsanwälte and acts as of counsel to the US law firm in select cases.

Ms. Miller Metzner focuses on construction law matters as well as investment law cases involving international construction and investment projects in Germany.

WORKING LANGUAGES

English
German
Spanish

MAIN AREAS OF WORK

Business and Commercial Law
Intellectual Property Law
German Competition and Trademark Laws
Real Estate Law
International Tax Issues
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Will, Trust, Estate Planning and Probate
Family Law
Immigration

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