Discover Germany | Issue 24 | March 2015

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Special Theme | Legal Experts Germany

Portrait: Magdale Labbe Henke

from Switzerland, Austria, the Americas, the Czech Republic, Russia, Africa, Scandinavia and the Middle East.

A special desire to assist Searching for experts with exceptional hands-on knowledge of U.S. immigration law and visa support? MLH Consular Consulting's team of licensed, experienced attorneys, along with firm principal, owner and native-born US citizen Magdale Labbe Henke, with over 10 years experience, offers personal advice and visa solutions in both German and English. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: ORHIDEA BRIEGEL, MAGDALE LABBE HENKE

Based in Munich, the firm handles complex immigration law matters, green card cases and work or travel visa processing issues for companies and individuals planning projects in the USA.The firm also liaises closely with U.S. tax advisors. Furthermore, supervising many cases in the entrepreneurial sector, helping small to mid-sized businesses and investors, as well as families with marriage-based permanent residence petitions, belong to their main tasks. Additionally, they have exten-

sive experience in facilitating and dealing with cases in the entertainment, media and sports sector. "We noticed that there was a special need for our law firm as there weren't that many specialised, personal and dedicated immigration law companies out there," says Magdale Labbe Henke, firm principal and owner. Standing out due to its American roots, extensive professional experience and fluent German and English skills, the law firm now boasts an international clientele

"Being able to assist people is a special desire for me and that's why I specialised in immigration services. The issue is close to my heart as I have my own immigration background and my parents are immigrants from Haiti," Magdale Labbe Henke adds."It's really great to see my clients happy after we have achieved their goals and when it has all finally worked out. When a spouse can finally reunite with their partner after years of waiting, it's just very rewarding," she concludes. NewYork-born Magdale Labbe Henke is a licensed U.S. attorney of over 10 years standing and has been living in Germany for over eight years. She studied abroad in Mainz, as well as attended U.S. Ivy League schools, studying German Language at Dartmouth College and International Affairs at Columbia University. She worked in media, sports and Public Relations before gaining professional law experience and decided to move to Germany in 2006 with her husband, where she established her own law firm in 2009. Since then, she has been selected as a Corporate International 2014 Global Awards Winner, and for inclusion in Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration 2013, 2014 and 2015, which lists the best legal practitioners in this field.

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