Lawyer Hattingen is a full service business law firm with local and international expertise. Its team of top tier specialists advises domestic and multinational corporations in all legal matters such as corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, tax law, intellectual property rights protection, labour law and dispute resolution. The firm also handles public sector and regulatory issues. The practice is complemented by a dedicated litigation and arbitration department.
The firm combines world class expertise with the strength of an industry leading network. Lawyers from all offices work together in efficient and powerful teams to provide clients with first class legal solutions made in Germany. GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ’s partnership model is based on cooperation with German market leader boutique firms in each area of law and ensures that the firm offers its clients top tier legal services. The lawyers are supported by a highly qualified and experienced support team.
Adalbert Trilhaase, born in Erfurt to a middle class family, started his commercial apprenticeship at the age of 14. He ran his own linen factory in Bielefeld after graduating. When his father-in-law died he inherited a considerable sum of money and decided to return to his native town Hattingen. There he invested the money in real estate and managed it. He established the firm in 1919 with his brother-in-law Otto Günther.
The Industrial-Museum Henrichshutte reminds of the town’s 150 years of metal work. The new “Reshop-Carre”, a shopping mall is opened with a city festival.
When the Nazis took power, the district administrator of the Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis gave the community of Blankenstein the title to become a city. At the same time, the Nazis began to prosecute political opponents and jews.
Lawyer Hans Litten was a prominent anti-Nazi activist and one of the first to confront Hitler after his seize of power. His demolition of the argument that the Nazis were a peaceful, democratic movement earned him years of brutal persecution. In spite of this, he never lost his courage and insisted on following his principles. He was one of the few who could withstand Hitler’s demands. Litten was a cantankerous, flawed but ultimately heroic man. His life is the basis of a drama and documentary. Anwalt Hattingen