Cases & Deals

SOS Kinderdorf, a nonprofit headquartered in Austria, providing housing and other services to children throughout the world, receives advice on international inheritance matters

Clients SOS Kinderdorf Austria

Jörg Rehder represents SOS Kinderdorf ("SOS Children's Village"), a children's charity with international headquarters in Austria and with German headquarters in Munich, Germany. SOS Kinderdorf, a worldwide charity in existence since 1949, provides orphans and abandoned children with a stable living environment by having them live together with an SOS Kinderdorf mother and other children as part of an SOS Kinderdorf home or village. Jörg advises SOS Kinderdorf on international estate matters in which non-German estates (primarily U.S. estates) are bequeathed to SOS Kinderdorf. He assists on the sale of U.S. assets (real estate, stock portfolios, etc.) as well as the liquidation of U.S. bank accounts and advises on the transfer of any cash proceeds from such sales or liquidation to SOS Kinderdorf in Germany with respect to tax issues. During 2010 Jörg was involved with the transfer of over $1 million in estate property to SOS Kinderdorf. In the summer months, Jörg also volunteers at a SOS Kinderdorf bicycle shop in southern Germany every two weeks to help SOS children repair their bikes.