Juergen R. Ostertag

Partner and Chair of German Practice

P + 1 212.216.1170    F +1 212.216.8001

 

Juergen R. Ostertag

Partner and Chair of German Practice

P + 1 212.216.1170    F +1 212.216.8001   jostertag@tarterkrinsky.com

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Juergen Ostertag is the chair of our German practice and a partner in our International Practice Group. With a singular international perspective and entrepreneurial mindset, Juergen advises clients engaged in critical cross-border transactions across a broad spectrum of geographies and industries, including automotive, biomedical, chemical, consumer products, energy, professional services, technology, and wealth management.

Juergen draws upon his dual German and American background to craft creative and proactive solutions for European companies engaging in foreign direct investments in the United States and U.S. clients doing business abroad. Experienced with the U.S.’s and EU's complex legal systems, Juergen effectively serves global clientele in all aspects of their business goals.

Cross-Border Capabilities

Clients rely on Juergen as a trusted adviser who regularly serves as outside general counsel, guiding clients on a full array of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and structuring, licensing agreements, and transactional and contract matters. He builds strong relationships with his clients based on his comprehensive understanding of their business needs and is thereby integral to their growth and success. 

Juergen seamlessly collaborates with his Tarter, Krinsky & Drogin colleagues across a multitude of practice areas at the firm, including those focused on intellectual property, litigation, tax, immigration, commercial finance, and trusts and estates. This collaboration allows him to facilitate the delivery of a full range of efficient and cost-conscious legal services.

In addition, as a native German speaker with a deep understanding of the American and German economic and legal frameworks, Juergen adeptly aids both closely held and larger German companies navigate the corporate complexities of doing business in the U.S.

Education
  • New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
  • State of Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2nd State Exam in Law, 1995
  • University of Tuebingen School of Law, Germany, 1st State Exam in Law, 1990
  • Valparaiso University, Exchange Student, 1987
  • Urspringschule, Schelklingen, Germany, A.B., 1983
Clerkships
  • Regional Court, Stuttgart, Germany, Mandatory Clerkship, 199395
  • Massachusetts District Court, Appellate Division, Clerk to Judge Joseph A. Furnari , 1992
Admissions
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Germany
Awards and Honors
  • Named to the Super Lawyers – New York Metro list in international law (2013-2020)
Languages
  • German
Memberships
  • Director, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – Alumni Association
  • President and Director, Deutscher Verein (German Club of New York)
  • Director, German American Community Project, Inc.
  • Chairman and Director, German School of Connecticut
  • American Bar Association, member, International Section
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein – German Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

If you could travel back in time to any era, what would you pick and why?
The first performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 in Vienna on May 7, 1824.

Describe your perfect meal, who would it be with and where?
A picnic dinner in Boscobel Gardens overlooking the Hudson River with my wife and daughters.

Name a song or poem that describes you or that you identify with?
Ludwig Uhland’s poem Die Kapelle. This poem brings back fond memories of my university days in Tübingen.

Education
  • New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
  • State of Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2nd State Exam in Law, 1995
  • University of Tuebingen School of Law, Germany, 1st State Exam in Law, 1990
  • Valparaiso University, Exchange Student, 1987
  • Urspringschule, Schelklingen, Germany, A.B., 1983
Admissions
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Germany
Awards and Honors
  • Named to the Super Lawyers – New York Metro list in international law (2013-2020)
Languages
  • German
Memberships
  • Director, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – Alumni Association
  • President and Director, Deutscher Verein (German Club of New York)
  • Director, German American Community Project, Inc.
  • Chairman and Director, German School of Connecticut
  • American Bar Association, member, International Section
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein – German Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Juergen  Ostertag

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