Arnall Golden Gregory Deepens Support of Atlanta’s German Business, Cultural Communities

Arnall Golden Gregory Deepens Support of Atlanta’s German Business, Cultural Communities

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post announcing Arnall Golden Gregory LLP’s backing of Global Atlanta’s Germany coverage. Subscribe to our monthly Germany newsletter here.

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP has agreed to renew its exclusive annual sponsorship of Global Atlanta’s Germany coverage, helping underpin the publication’s continued reporting on a vital country for the city’s global engagement.

Global Atlanta categorizes its reporting around spotlighted country, region and topic Channels, providing targeted monthly email newsletters helping our readers more easily drill down to the stories that matter most to them.

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP’s steadfast support will help our journalists surface informative and entertaining stories about Germany all across the state, providing the kind of deep insight only possible through our ongoing editorial dedication to the topic and a news archive more than 30 years in the making.

We caught up with the AGG Global Commerce team to understand more about how Germany fits into its strategy, and how its offerings set the firm apart. 

Global Atlanta: Tell us about AGG’s role in the city’s global landscape. 

Teri Simmons

AGG: Subscribing to the belief “not if, but how,” Arnall Golden Gregory is steadfast in its commitment to helping businesses in Atlanta, the U.S. and around the world realize their full potential. 

Founded in 1991, AGG’s German Business practice has grown to be one of the largest in the United States, with 13 German-speaking professionals supporting companies in the areas of corporate, employment and immigration law. Partners Teri Simmons and Tycho Stahl have deep-rooted expertise in U.S. market entry and economic development, which has supported many German-owned companies running their operations in the U.S.

Fluent in German and having worked with AGG for nearly 32 years, Teri is the recipient of the National German Friendship Award from the Federal Republic of Germany and of the International Prize of Honor from the City of Nürnberg. She serves on the boards of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, German-American Cultural Foundation, the Latin American Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Dean Rusk Center of International and Comparative Law and NGO Sister Cities International. She is also an adjunct professor of immigration law at the University of Georgia School of Law. She works alongside Wil Ziegler on corporate matters, a dual-licensed German and U.S. lawyer who has been with the firm for 22 years, and Matt Ohm, who is also dual-licensed. Supplementing the team are several U.S. and German lawyers, paralegals and assistants.

Tycho represents German companies in asset acquisitions and dispositions, investments, market entry, joint ventures, site selection, establishment of manufacturing and assembly operations, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, private securities offerings, commercial lending, counseling of startups, corporate governance and shareholder rights, tax structuring, family and business succession planning, and much more. 

Both Tycho and Teri are frequent public speakers in various fora in the U.S. and in Europe, including panels and “Sprechtage” organized by Industrie- und Handelskammern (IHKs) in Germany and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, as well as various other public authorities, industry associations, and accounting and law firms in the U.S. and Europe

The firm’s Global Commerce team has helped hundreds of international companies grow their business engagements in the U.S., while providing guidance to mitigate risks with an emphasis on lean, efficient and practical structures that allow them to capitalize on the opportunities presented by U.S. markets. See AGG’s Germany, Austria and Switzerland offerings here

Global Atlanta: Why is it important for you to foster more discussion around the country/region/topic that you are sponsoring?

Tycho Stahl

AGG: AGG attorneys are devoted to seeing the success of German businesses in the American marketplace. With more than four decades of experience advancing economic development matters for these companies, we take active roles in German-American business initiatives. We are founding members of the German-American Cultural Foundation of Atlanta, leading the way in fundraising for German education, cultural enrichment and exchange in the Southeastern U.S. We also serve as counsel to the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern United States, or GACC South, handling the organization’s corporate, employment, immigration, leasing and FCPA legal matters. Additionally, AGG attorneys sit on the chamber’s board of directors, as well as that of the German School of Atlanta, along with working closely with the Consulate General of Germany in Atlanta.

As advisors to German clients, we extend our support in elevating industry happenings and business news related to Germany and seeing the success of German businesses in the U.S.

Global Atlanta: What specialized services or expertise do you offer potential clients looking to do business in Germany? What sets you apart in your engagement with German firms?

AGG: AGG attorneys serve as counselors and advisors to mid-sized and large companies in the automotive, solar and wind energy, design and manufacturing, information technology, life sciences, roadway and tunneling, as well as accounting industries across Germany. Home to one of the largest German-speaking legal teams in the U.S., AGG’s team uses honed bilingual skills to support clients as outside counsel for daily operational legal needs and provide services in corporate, employment, immigration, litigation, white collar criminal defense, intellectual property, real estate, and tax law matters.

Why was it important for you to continue sponsoring the Germany channel?

AGG looks forward to continuing its long-standing partnership with Global Atlanta and its sponsorship of the Germany channel to bring international business news to the Atlanta community.

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