Austrian Honorary Consul Reinhold Krammer’s advice is sought by international-based companies, their U.S. subsidiaries, foreign governmental trade representatives and offices, and domestic entities. Rein assists foreign-based companies enter the U.S., expand their existing U.S. operations, and protect their corporate interests throughout the country, and correspondingly, the overseas parent company’s interests. Responsive and a resolute problem-solver, Rein is appreciated for the consistently high quality of his counseling and work product.
Rein’s legal practice is concentrated mainly on international trade; business litigation and dispute resolution; contract negotiation and drafting, including agreements related to intellectual property, technology and product development, supply, licensing, sales and distribution; counseling companies on entering the U.S.; collection-related matters; collateral recovery; and protecting companies who have done or are doing business with customers who are distressed or have filed for bankruptcy protection. Rein has appeared pro hac vice in lawsuits, arbitration proceedings and mediations throughout the U.S. and overseas including France, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Delaware, California, Arizona and Florida. Whether Rein is involved in resolving a high-stakes dispute or negotiating a contract, he is known for delivering the requisite assurance to his clients that their matter will be handled efficiently and properly so that they can focus on their business.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and included in the Leading Lawyers’ Network as a “Leading Lawyer” in International Business, Trade Law and Commercial Litigation, Rein was appointed by the Republic of Austria as its Honorary Consul overseeing the States of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Fluent in English and German, Rein’s industry experience is both broad and deep, and ranges from automotive and parts supply, bio/pharmaceutical, construction and consumer products; to electronics and semi-conductor, energy, equipment leasing and financing, food manufacturing/distribution and high-tech; to machinery and equipment, retail, distribution, sales and services, as well as transportation, warehousing, shipping and domestic and international trade.
Rein is a President’s Circle member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, served as a Director and Officer of the International Trade Club of Chicago and of the Austria America Foundation, Inc., and is an Honorary Director of the American Friends of Austria and the German International School of Chicago. He is a frequent speaker and writer to and for governmental and international trade groups involved in and responsible for foreign direct investment and export related activities. Topics include commercial litigation, entry into and expansion in the U.S., and international trade.
- Automotive and Parts Supply
- Consumer Products
- Electronics and Semi-Conductor
- Equipment Leasing and Financing
- Food Manufacturing and Distribution
- High-Tech including Development, Software and E-Commerce
- Machinery and Equipment including Machine Tools, Robotics, Lasers, Optics, Packaging, Construction and Metrology
- Retail, Distribution, Sales and Services Industries
- Transportation, Warehousing, Shipping, and Domestic and International Trade