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Siegmar Pohl

Siegmar Pohl

GABA Director

Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend

Dr. Siegmar Pohl is partner in the international law firm Kilpatrick Townsend in San Francisco.  He specializes in cross-border corporate and technology transactions.  He has almost two decades of experience practicing law in California and in Berlin, Germany.  Siegmar represents European and Asian clients in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital and strategic investments, as well as technology transactions in the United States.  He also represents US clients with their investments and acquisitions in Germany.  His particular strengths include cross-border deals involving intellectual property assets (patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights).   His clients frequently ask him for advice on minimizing liability risks when entering the US market and launching technology products.  In this context, Siegmar regularly holds workshops and training sessions for foreign board members and managers, coaching them on their duties, liabilities and corporate governance issues.

Siegmar is a frequent speaker at international conferences and workshops.  He is member of the Board of Directors of the German School of the East Bay, Inc., and of the member of the German American Lawyer’s Association.  In his free time he likes to ski and play tennis with his four kids, or play drums with his garage band.