Raleigh, N.C. – On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Smith Anderson Partner Margaret Rosenfeld was finalized as Eastern North Carolina’s first Honorary Consul for Germany. The installation ceremony was officiated by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Southeastern United States, Christoph Sander, at Smith Anderson’s offices in downtown Raleigh, N.C.
Margaret is a Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions and securities lawyer who leads the International Law practice for Smith Anderson. She is fluent in German and conversive in Japanese and, before joining Smith Anderson in 2001, she previously worked as a U.S. qualified attorney in Frankfurt for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, as well as in Tokyo, Japan and the UK. Her passion for the German culture began at a young age when Margaret studied in Germany as a student in high school and college.
“I am honored to serve as the Honorary Consul to continue to grow the German community ties to Eastern North Carolina,” said Margaret Rosenfeld. “From the key German Moravian settlements in the Piedmont area in the 1700’s to the growing number of German companies establishing presences in our region, such as BASF, Bayer CropScience, Brain Vision, Merz Pharmaceuticals, Freudenberg IT, Beuhler Motors and just recently Mann + Hummel, the German influence has played a role in the history of our region and will have a valuable impact on the future of our community.”
Germany and the U.S. State Department jointly have established this post for Eastern North Carolina. As one of two honorary consuls of Germany in North Carolina, Margaret Rosenfeld will work as an extension of the German Consulate to promote German-U.S. relations in Eastern North Carolina, as well as assist U.S. and German citizens in some legal and consular issues related to Germany.
For more information about Margaret Rosenfeld, please visit her bio on SmithLaw.com.