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Meet our Team of Professionals – Urban Thier & Federer

John L. Urban

John L. Urban

John L. Urban is a founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and is the managing shareholder of the firm’s Orlando office. He is based out of the Orlando office. Mr. Urban’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation in the areas of business and contract disputes, commercial law, collections, personal injury, domestication and enforcement of foreign judgments, international law, real estate and probate, as well as transactional matters.

Carl-Christian Thier

Carl-Christian Thier

Carl-Christian Thier is a founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. Mr. Thier’s practice focuses primarily on German and United States international laws in the areas of contract law, taxation, tax planning, business entity formation and other business matters, with a particular focus on cross border investments between Germany and the United States. Mr. Thier practices law from the United States offices of the firm.

Dr. Georg Federer

Dr. Georg Federer

Dr. Georg Federer is a founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and the managing shareholder of the firm’s Munich office. He is based out of the Munich office in Germany. Dr. Federer’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation in the areas of competition and trademark law, wills, estates, probate law, business litigation, as well as transactional matters.

  • He left the firm as of June 30, 2016.
Matthew A. Leibert

Matthew A. Leibert

Matthew A. Leibert is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the Orlando office. Mr. Leibert’s practice focuses primarily on domestic and international personal injury matters and criminal cases, as well as DUIs.

Mark J. Kovack

Mark J. Kovack

Mark J. Kovack is a Senior Attorney with Law Firm Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. Mr. Kovack’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation with a focus on commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury law, products liability, real estate litigation, employment law, alternative dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation), landlord-tenant/housing litigation (commercial and residential), probate litigation, and appeals.

Christian T. Fahrig

Christian T. Fahrig

Christian Fahrig is an Associate Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the Orlando office. Mr. Fahrig’s practice primarily focuses on probate, wills, trusts and estates, as well as general civil litigation including contract disputes and personal injury.

Patricia M. Lee

Patricia M. Lee

Patricia M. Lee is a Senior Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. She is based out of the Orlando office. Ms. Lee’s practice focuses primarily on family and estate law with concentration on child custody disputes, child support assessment and enforcement, alimony, equitable distribution, fee awards, relocation, as well as post-judgment modification and enforcement proceedings.

Angelika Laich

Angelika Laich

Angelika Laich is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. She is based out of the Munich office. Ms. Laich’s practice focuses primarily on corporate law, inheritance law including estate tax matters, and real estate law including residential and commercial landlord-tenant law.

Sandra Navidi

Sandra Navidi

Sandra Navidi is admitted to practice law in the Federal Republic of Germany as well as in the State of New York. She holds a law degree from the University of Cologne School of Law, Germany, and a Master-of-Law Degree in Banking Corporate and Finance law from Fordham University School of Law, New York, USA. In addition, she passed the tax lawyer’s exam in Germany.

Dr. Jürgen Linden

Dr. Jürgen Linden

Dr. Linden is a German lawyer and leads the branch of UTF in Aachen. He is particularly active in the areas of commercial law, contract law and public procurement law. Dr. Linden served as mayor of the city of Aachen for many years and is honorary citizen of the Euregio cities Aachen, Liege, Hasselt and Heerlen. Since 2009 he has been chairman of the board of the society for the awarding of the International Charlemagne Prize to Aachen.

Alvaro Genaro Gubert

Alvaro Genaro Gubert

Alvaro Genaro Gubert is an Of Counsel Foreign Legal Consultant of Brazilian Law with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the Orlando office. Mr. Gubert is licensed with the Florida Bar as a Foreign Legal Consultant of Brazilian Law and is licensed as an attorney in Brazil.

H. Michael Soroy

H. Michael Soroy

Attorney H. Michael Soroy is admitted to practice law before Federal and State Courts in the United States. Mr. Soroy is a graduate of European and US universities. He is fluent in several European languages and bilingual in Norwegian.

Brendan Pegg

Brendan Pegg

Brendan Pegg is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and is the managing attorney of the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is based out of the Los Angeles office.  Mr. Pegg’s practice focuses primarily on general civil litigation, surety bond loss litigation, commercial and business litigation, collections, appellate law, and defense litigation relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Mr. Pegg also has extensive experience in Family Law and Construction Defect cases.

Deborah J. Townsend

Deborah J. Townsend

Deborah J. Townsend is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. She is based out of the Orlando office. Ms. Townsend’s practice focuses primarily on immigration and nationality law. She represents a broad range of clients including investors, entrepreneurs, large and small corporations, foreign national employees, families and students in all areas of immigration law.

Tushaar Desai

Tushaar Desai

Tushaar Desai is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the Orlando office. Mr. Desai’s practice focuses primarily on immigration law, family law, civil litigation, personal injury, landlord/tenant law, and mortgage foreclosure with a concentration on cases involving housing matters.

Gaël Beriro

Gaël Beriro

Gaël Beriro is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and is the managing attorney of the firm’s Palm Beach office. He is based out of the Palm Beach office. Mr. Beriro’s practice focuses primarily on real estate law, estate planning and probate matters with concentration on serving international clients.

Amber Jade F. Johnson

Amber Jade F. Johnson

Amber Jade F. Johnson is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. She is based out of the Orlando office. Ms. Johnson’s practice focuses primarily on international probate and estate planning with concentration on the German American Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation.

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer. Mr. Sweeney’s practice focuses primarily on Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning as well as Elder, Tax, Business, Mergers, Acquisitions, and International Law.  He is a practical, business oriented lawyer who strives for solutions. He is experienced in setting up estate plans tailored to each client’s unique situation, including all manner of wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools and instruments.

Ian Bridge

Ian Bridge

Ian Bridge is an Of Counsel Barrister with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and is the managing attorney of the firm’s London office. He is based out of the London office. Mr. Bridge’s practice focuses primarily on mixed civil and criminal litigation.

Barry R. Fischer

Barry R. Fischer

Barry Fischer is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the New York office. Mr. Fischer’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation with concentration on business fraud and financial fraud.