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.
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.
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.