Attorney

Nadja Vietz, Attorney

 
Nadja Vietz

Nadja has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, real estate, private civil law, wills and probate, litigation, and is specialized in international investments. With three law degrees and being licensed to practice law in Germany, Spain, and the U.S., Nadja is uniquely equipped to help our clients navigate cross-border transactions and legal disputes. For more than a decade, Nadja has counseled overseas clients on their U.S., legal matters and American clients on their legal affairs abroad. Nadja works fluently in German, Spanish, and English (she also speaks French) and she has lived and worked as a lawyer in both the U.S. and Europe. She applies her broad knowledge of multinational law and her experience from working in different work cultures to help our clients achieve their international business goals.

Before joining Harris Bricken in 2004, Nadja was an attorney in Spain, primarily helping U.S., German, and French companies navigate Spain’s legal terrain. Nadja was Secretary of the International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association and President of the Junior Entrepreneur Association of Barcelona.

After splitting her time between Seattle and Barcelona for several years, with frequent trips to Germany as well, and collaborating with the Barcelona law firm Auren Advocats, Nadja recently re-joined Harris Bricken in full force and heads the firm’s European office in Barcelona.

Nadja has published such articles as “How to Make Sure Your U.S. Judgment Can Be Enforced Abroad” and was quoted in “Geld zurück aus Spanien” (Get your tax money back from Spain), and she frequently speaks before lawyer groups on international dispute resolution issues. Her multinational expertise has earned her an elite rating on Avvo as a “Superb” attorney.

Nadja was born and grew up in Herzberg, East Germany. She likes networking and enjoys the opportunity to learn from clients coming from all different cultural backgrounds. She spends her spare time relaxing with family and friends or doing yoga.

More About Nadja

Published Articles

“How to Make Sure Your U.S. Judgment Can Be Enforced Abroad,” Global Gavel News, August 2008.

“German Civil Code,” Family Law and Estate Planning Sections, Marcial Pons, Ediciones jur. y sociales, 2008.

“The New Law about Limited Liability Companies of the People’s Republic of China”, GmbHRundschau/LLC Review, March 2006.

“The new LLC in Spain,” GmbHRundschau/LLC Review, January 2003.

“Distributor or Commercial Agent for German companies in Spain: Legal Characteristics and Practical Indications,” MessTec Automation, June 2003.

Speaking Engagements

“U.S. Jurisdiction: Risks and Strategies for German Companies,” Advoselect, Czech Republic, 2008.

“Going Global: Strategy and Risks from a Legal Standpoint,” Annual Entrepreneurial Women’s International Trade Show, 2008.

“Distribution Channels in Spain,” Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Germany, 2003.

Memberships

Washington State Bar Association

German American Lawyers’ Association

VDA German Lawyers’ Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

German Spanish Lawyers’ Association

Former President, Junior Entrepreneur Association of Barcelona

DASV German Lawyers and Accountants Association for Medium-Sized Businesses

Education

  • University Alma Mater Lipsiensis Law School, Leipzig, Germany (J.D., 1996)
  • Faculté des Affaires Internationales, Le Havre, France (Diplome d'Études Universitaire Générales, 1997)
  • Ministry of Justice Saarbrücken, Germany and Ministry of Justice Madrid, Spain (Traineeship, 1997-1999)
  • Spanish Ministry of Justice (Foreign Lawyers' Qualifying Test, 2000)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Washington

Languages

  • German (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • French (Basic)
  • Catalan (Basic)