Max Riederer von Paar

Max Riederer von Paar joined Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke, L.L.P. in 2004. He is a member of the District of Columbia, New York and Virginia bars, and is admitted as Rechtsanwalt in Germany and in Liechtenstein, where he opened an office in May 2011 in Vaduz.

He received his law degree at the Freie Universität in Berlin in 1992, passed the German bar examination in Munich in 1995, and received an LL.M. from George Washington University Law School in 1996, with emphasis on international business transactions and tax law.

His practice focuses on assisting international clients in navigating the various applicable legal and tax systems.  Mr. Riederer von Paar advises foreign trust companies and banks on US taxation and specializes in international tax planning for multinational family offices and individuals (cross-border charitable giving, use of offshore life insurance including private placement insurance, planning with foreign trusts, etc.) as well as in international business transactions, international litigation (with a focus on the representation of foreign sovereigns) and tax compliance for international taxpayers.

Mr. Riederer von Paar serves as outside general counsel for the German Embassy and he represents the Federal Republic of Germany and its entities. He also serves on the board of the German American Business Council.

Mr. Riederer von Paar speaks regularly on international tax and estate planning tax matters. He is the author of “The Germany-American Estate Plan”, 21 Prob. & Prop. 59, 62 (May/June 2007) and co-author of the chapter on international estate planning in “California Estate Planning”, a two volume book published by CEB California.

Office: (202) 861-0870
Fax: (202) 521-3984
Mobile: (202) 256-7880
Mobile (CH): 41 77 488 3448

Practice Specialties

International Estate and Tax Planning
Tax Compliance
Asset Protection Planning
International Business Transactions
International Litigation
Corporate (including cross-border mergers and acquisitions)

Bar Admissions

New York
District of Columbia
Federal Republic of Germany (Rechtsanwalt)
Fürstentum Liechtenstein (niedergelassener europäischer Anwalt)


Law degree, Freie Universität, Berlin, 1992
LL.M. The George Washington University, 1996 (emphasis on international business transactions and tax law)

Professional & Civic Affiliations 

Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP)
International Bar Association, Section on Wealth Transfer
Virginia Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Rechtsanwaltskammer München
Liechtensteinische Rechtsanwaltskammer
Member Board of Directors Ameliora Wealth Management AG, Zurich, Switzerland