We all made it through the last two years, shadowed by continuous lockdown measures, the Russia/Ukraine war, gas crises and many more.
But none of this stopped us and our businesses from growing and becoming stronger and more motivated than ever. We could also feel this through the amount of new members, which we welcomed in the year of 2022.

Let's welcome our new Members!

If you are a new member and haven't sent us your information yet, it is never too late.
We can introduce you in our next Newsletter.

If you have been a member for many years, we can always re-introduce you too.
Online exposure is a part of your membership and we are happy to help you!
Welcome Our New Members!
Welcome Our New Trustee Member!

The Lufthansa Group subsidiary is based in Norderstedt and employs more than 2,100 members of staff at several branch offices in Germany, Albania, Switzerland, and the USA.
Lufthansa Industry Solutions helps companies to digitize and automate their business processes – from medium-sized to Fortune 500 listed companies. In doing so, we do not just focus on the IT needed, but on our customer’s business as a whole, including its internal and external challenges. This is because digital transformation affects a company’s entire structure and culture, and reaches beyond company borders to collaboration with partners, customers, and suppliers.
If it is a matter of company digitalization, Lufthansa Industry Solutions is the right partner.

Welcome Our New Corporate Members!
DRRT is a leading law firm, litigation funder, and securities claim filing provider. We represent the interests of some of the world’s largest institutional investors including custody banks, insurance and reinsurance companies, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, endowment, and pension funds, with collective assets under management of over $13 trillion. We represent these investors in pursuing loss recovery opportunities, mostly due to corporate governance failures, fraud, and misstatements, around the world, as well as filing claims in securities and anti-trust-based settlements and insolvency proceedings.

DRRT is looking for a German speaking Paralegal in their Miami Branch:

Enjoy the smoothest of landings at Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Your adventure begins the moment your plane touches down and you step onto our 24-hour complimentary shuttle service to and from nearby Miami International Airport. Once you have arrived at our hotel you will find famed attractions moments from our doorstep, including South Beach, Little Havana and Marlins Park. If exploring Miami is not on your agenda, there's no better feeling than retreating to the comfort of our pet-friendly hotel rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, marble bathrooms and room service. Our outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center ensure your workout never has to miss a beat. Satisfy your appetite at one of our two superb hotel restaurants offering craft cocktails paired with locally inspired dishes. Additionally, we offer 17 event rooms, perfect for any meeting or special occasion. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center will provide the professional service and thoughtful amenities you deserve.

Welcome Our New Standard Members!
Christian Schoepp with Schoepp Law


Schoepp Law has dedication and resources to fight for and win the best possible legal results for our clients in Florida. Our attorneys draw upon their experience in diligently representing accident victims and defending those charged with crimes. We have successfully represented clients throughout Florida. Whether you face criminal charges that threaten your freedom or seek compensation for injuries sustained in an accident, we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Dedicated Advocacy for Victims of Negligence & Injustice
Our attorney is committed to delivering focused, personalized service to every client we represent. Beginning with your free initial consultation, it will be evident that our level of commitment sets us apart from other firms:

  • The best client is an informed client. When you speak to us, you get a clear picture o- where your case stands and what our strategy is for resolving it.
  • Our attorneys work late into the night and on weekends to provide the representation you need and deserve.
  • Our lawyers have secured millions of dollars in compensation for injured victim
  • s and positive outcomes for people facing criminal allegations.
  • We do not hand cases off to managers or paralegals. Instead, we provide dedicated and respectful counsel to our clients with an intense professionalism and commitment to your welfare.

Personal Injury Litigation – Car Accidents, Slip & Fall, Assaults, & Wrongful Death
Serious injuries require serious attention. Our firm includes experienced and driven attorneys with the litigation skills you need to obtain the highest compensation possible in your injury verdict or settlement. We can help if you have sustained personal injury or a loved one has suffered wrongful death due to any type of negligence or abuse, including accidents, falls and medical malpractice. We can manage complex litigation involving severe and catastrophic injuries. Our skilled injury lawyers are prepared to review your claim in depth and advise you on your legal options.

Criminal Defense Practice – State of Florida Felony, Misdemeanor & Federal Crimes
Sometimes, good people make bad decisions, and innocent people become entangled in the criminal justice system. If this has happened to you, our criminal defense team is here to help. We give you candid, straightforward counsel on felony and misdemeanor charges. We understand the prosecution’s strategies and know how to pursue justice on your behalf. With a full staff of legal personnel supporting us, our attorneys are committed to protecting your rights and doing everything we can to have the charges against you dropped or the penalties reduced.

If you need an attorney for an injury or a criminal matter, call Schoepp at 305-215-9355 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Our offices are conveniently located in Brickell, Miami Florida.

German Premium Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer Häcker Kitchens joins GABC

Häcker Kitchens is a family-owned German premium kitchen cabinet manufacturer with sales of more than $750 million, producing over 1,000 modern fitted kitchens per day. Serving over 60 countries, Häcker leverages state-of-the-art technology with an emphasis on sustainable practices, to set new standards for modern fitted kitchens. Founded by Hermann Häcker in 1898, the company is headquartered in Rödinghausen, Germany. The North American Headquarters has been established in Florida, allowing Häcker Kitchens to deliver the excellent customer service and support for which the brand is known to the North American market.

The Figurella Method is targeted for women that are having troubles achieving their body goals. They specialize in weight loss, toning, and cellulite reduction of target areas. The Method is science-based and guarantees long lasting results thanks to its 3 steps:

  • The Bubble Workout (30 minutes of low impact and targeted personalized movements inside our temperature controlled equipment),
  • The Oxygen Bath (15 minuses of detox and relaxation that helps your body to reduce inflammation and keep burning fat for up to 48 hours) and 
  • Personal Support this includes a trainer during your Bubble Workout, nutrition, guidance and constant Motivation. 

Karoline Smit from Elewa:

"I am a RN and medical aesthetician from Germany. During my work I was always searching for the ´perfect´ skin care product. Traveling South Africa in 2013, I got in contact with African oils and realized they provide everything a perfect skincare product needs. Back in Miami, I started to create my own oil blends and a year later in December 2014 the first products where manufactured. The beginning of ELEWA. The beginning of a very exiting journey.

But ELEWA is not only about skin care products. It´s a concept. Nature – body -mind – spirit in balance. I realized that Nature has all the answers to our questions, we just have to listen.

I enrolled in courses at Yogananda Institute in California to become a holistic health practitioner and earned a Bachelor degree in spiritual healing in 2015. I´m very thankful for everything I learned. It changed my life forever.

My partners Namib Desert Oils in Germany and Jojoba for Namibia Trust in Namibia are constantly working on interesting new Products.

In the Brochure you will find information about the philosophy of my company and the ELEWA skin care line.

The products are available in the US and the European Union. They are manufactured in the US and in Germany."

Engel & Völkers Coconut Grove is a high-end, boutique real estate firm specializing in the sale of luxury residential and commercial real estate properties throughout the greater Miami, and South Florida market. Our team is made up of expert advisors with extensive market knowledge and skill sets, a prestigious and truly global network with an unsurpassed level of service to deliver the most sophisticated, white glove real estate experience for each individual buyer and seller.

Our luxury real estate advisors have handled record-setting transactions and sold estates in Miami’s most distinguished communities including but not limited to Coconut Grove, Gables Estates, Star Island, Indian Creek, Palm Island, La Gorce, North Bay Road, Sunny Isles, Golden Beach, Bal Harbour, Fisher Island, Key Biscayne, Journey’s End, Brickell, and Pinecrest.

Born in Germany in 1995, Vertigo Media is a global leader in creating digital video content. Our portfolio grew from classic TV ads to mainly digital products, which are unique, high quality and thus also converting. Multiple luxury brands trust us for years. We successfully expanded from Stuttgart to the capitol Berlin (Germany), and then to Miami (US headquarters), with a team of professional creatives, as well as specialists operating in 18 different countries across the globe.

Wanna know more?

What makes us successful?

Vertigo Media`s secret:

Ready to meet us in person?

Kirsten Paul is a certified banker with a German banking degree and a licensed Florida mortgage professional for almost 30 years, bringing industry experience from both Europe and the United States.

Kirsten is the founder of Paul International Consultants, a unique consulting firm with offices in Germany and the USA specializing in assisting and consulting foreign nationals through all aspects of financing real estate in the United States. Customers come mainly from Europe, South America and Asia. Kirsten built the company from the ground up. Amongst many others, Paul International Consultants is a proud business partner and preferred lender of LENNAR, Mattamy Homes, Pulte, Encore and many more. They have one of the largest portfolios of lenders (institutional and non-institutional) with programs for foreign investors and a comprehensive knowledge of US real estate, banking, and financial sectors. PICs specialist team speaks eight languages and works in several time zones for advice throughout the transa

They use their extensive network of lawyers, title companies, tax consultants, insurance agencies, and many other service providers in the US and outside the country. For more than 25 years, Paul International Consultants has been among the market leaders in the international US real estate financing business.

In 2017, Kirsten launched GLORIUS – The Global Mortgage Marketplace. GLORIUS pairs private and institutional borrowers and lenders from all over the world for financing and investing in Florida real estate. GLORIUS is fully automated and works one-on-one. With this fully automated, digitalized platform, Kirsten offers fast and easy financing for borrowers and an attractive combination of higher yields and lower risks for lenders.

Prior to founding GLORIUS and Paul International Consultants, Kirsten worked at First National Bank of SW Florida. She was responsible for the European division, building up and expanding the bank’s international mortgage sector. Prior to joining First National Bank of SW Florida, Kirsten worked for Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt, Germany, one of the largest banks in Europe.

In the 90s, Kirsten organized the first German/American trade show on the East Coast of the United States - The G.A.T.E (German American Trade Exhibition).

Kirsten is a member and proud annual sponsor of FIABCI USA. She is also a member of several international Business Chambers and Associations, i.e. the National Association of Mortgage Professionals (NAMP). And she is currently an official member in the Committees “Foreign Economics” as well as “Taxes and Finances” at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Germany.

Kirsten continues to organize seminars and webinars throughout the year about banking and financing in the US, Europe, South America and Asia. These seminars are offered throughout several international metropolises, along with specialists in real estate, law, taxes, & investment.

Check her YouTube Channel for interesting Webinars
C.L.A. Title & Escrow:

CLA Title & Escrow knows the importance of each settlement. Our goal is simple: provide World Class Service to our borrowers, buyers, and sellers and streamline the process for our realtor and lender partners. To this point, we utilize the most advanced technology and hire the absolute best in the business. 

C.L.A. Nationwide, a division of C.L.A. Title & Escrow, is fully focused on the needs of national and regional lenders and their clients. Our goal is to meet clients at any location to make your life easier by providing a faster and smoother process and lower closing costs to our borrowers.

Closing at Your Client’s Convenience
It’s the easy way to deliver a differentiated and enjoyable closing experience for your partners and clients. Qualia RON is fully digital and easy to use. You and your clients can close where, how, and when you want.

  • Built-in Scheduling
  • Close Seamlessly with C.L.A. Title
  • Exceptional Client Closing Room Experience

Manage your closings

  • Keep track and update your closing throughout the process
  • Get quotes instantly
  • Close seamlessly with C.L.A Title

Why choose us?​

Close in 36 Hours
For cash transactions where all parties are unified in a fast closing, we can frequently close in as little as three days from receipt of the contract. Some conditions may apply.

Protect yourself from phishing and fraud using our secure, unified closing platform.

Peace of Mind
Have confidence knowing you have a very experienced team to make sure your transaction closes smoothly.

FlinCo is your Concierge for Investments in Florida.

Our German-American team consists of experts in the areas of real estate, investments, property management, business consulting, and travel accomodations with a specialty in emigration, relocation, investment visas and visa guidance.

Our concierge service is designed to help facilitate and enhance your current or future life in Florida. Whether you don't know how to start or just want to bring your vision to life, we are your source for all things Florida.

The stress is on us! We will be your guide.

Which city could be your new home? What areas have the best schools? We will help you see a clearer picture of your future.

FlinCo's team is ready to take the next step with you.

Are you looking to buy an investment property in Florida, or are you thinking of selling one? We are real estate professionals.

Do you need someone to take care of your property while you are away, or do you need help to make your rental investment very profitable without worry? We are property management experts.

Are you interested in an investment visa or looking to invest in a business in Florida? We are investment consultants.

Our services include:
  • Short term vacation rentals or long term leases
  • Investment management
  • Airbnb
  • Asset management
  • Buying and selling real estate
  • Residential - Single Family Homes and Condominiums
  • Commercial - Multifamily apartment buildings, Industrial warehouses, Retail centers
  • Property Management
  • Property Maintenance
  • Leasing
  • Administration
  • Investment and business visa opportunities
  • General visa guidance
  • Travel Services
  • Hotel and restaurant reservations
  • First-class yacht and luxury car rentals
  • Fun adventures and activities to explore all of Florida
  • VIP table reservations at the best clubs and concerts

Please visit our social media platforms and say hello!

Welcome Our New Individual Member!
Johannes W. Vieweg, M.D.

Dr. Johannes Vieweg has a distinguished 25-year career in academic medicine and higher education. As the first in his family to achieve a college degree, he is passionate about improving educational and healthcare access for all, developing cutting-edge innovations, and driving data-driven system change. Since 2016, he has served as the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine. The new College has received national attention through its innovative, case-based, system-sequenced curriculum and through a unique business model utilizing deliberate cost reductions and re-investments to constantly refine program quality, thus increasing the overall value of the medical school in lockstep with university goals.

Dr. Vieweg started his career as faculty member at Duke University in 1998, rising from Instructor to Associate Professor with tenure, to Vice Chair of Research in the Duke Department of Urology. At Duke, much of his scientific activities have centered on developing cell- and gene-based active immunotherapy approaches in a team science setting. Contributions included the discovery and clinical testing of genetically engineered dendritic cells, the evaluation of universal tumor antigens, the modulation of regulatory T cells and myeloid cells. This work established the foundation for a highly productive NIH-funded clinical trial pipeline conducted through FDAapproved investigator-sponsored new drug applications.

In 2006, he joined the University of Florida (UF), a land grant public university system, as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology. Dr. Vieweg’s recruitment was facilitated by the Florida Board of Governors’ 21st Century World Class Scholar’s program, which recognizes nationally distinguished faculty in biomedical research. Other positions held by Dr. Vieweg during his 10-year tenure at UF included: The Wayne & Marti Huizenga Endowed Research Scholar Chair, Executive Director of the UF Prostate Disease Center, Chairman of the Florida Prostate Cancer Advisory Council and Vice President of the UF Clinical Practice Association.

In 2015, Dr. Vieweg was awarded a prestigious Jefferson Science Fellowship by the National Academy of Sciences. This program engages distinguished scientists from across the U.S. as Special Advisors to the U.S. Department of State to provide scientific expertise in foreign policy development. In this position, Dr. Vieweg frequently participated in diplomatic meetings with foreign governments to advance partnerships and implement foreign policy for the United States of America. Dr. Vieweg is an active member of his community, serving on multiple boards and commissions, including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Broward Medical Association, the Florida Association of Medical Schools Deans, and the American/ Florida Medical Associations.

In line with his lifelong commitment to gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion, he has a strong focus on developing diverse talent pipelines through affiliations with either regional or historically black colleges and universities to enable pathways into the health professions. In 2019, he received the American Medical Women’s Association’s Dr. Larry Zaroff Man of Good Conscience Award, for promoting women's careers in science and medicine.

Dr. Vieweg received his MD degree from the Technical University of Munich/Germany following the completion of a thesis focused on myocardial phosphodiesterase-III blockade in patients with chronic heart failure.

Jenny Griffith

I am looking forward to connecting with you.
Jenny Griffith

Vera Meixner

Vera is originally from Austria but has been working for Douglas Elliman as Head of Global Buying Liaison in the Sports and Entertainment Division in Miami now for the past two years.

Vera studied jurisprudence law and spent several years in the USA as a professional golf player. She was also a member of the Austrian Golf Nationalteam! 

Vera is open to meet new people, especially Germans and Austrians to feel more connected to home. 

She is already looking forward to attending our events starting in January again. 

Marie Fleckstein


I am Marie, a Media Manager, studied at SRH HdpK Berlin. Event Management and Social Media Marketing is so called my second home. Coming from the Event and Production field, I am also passionate in working creatively with media. I have a sense and intuition for trends in these areas, which I have always been able to rely on in the past. But of course I don't leave anything to chance. I am constantly learning about the latest social media trends, spending hours doing research and always keeping an eye on all market developments. As of this year, I am working remotely as a freelancer for several small and big businesses as a Social Media & Marketing Expert. I consult, graphic design, do branding and storytelling. I am the one behind the scenes making sure everything works smooth and looks amazing. Not only as an Event Manger, but also as a Social Media & Marketing Professional.

Jannik Kumbier

Hello everyone, my name is Jannik Kumbier and I recently moved from Atlanta to Miami. I was born and raised in Northern Germany, but I have been living in the US for the last 7 years. 

I initially came to the US to play tennis and study. After finishing my tennis career and getting my Bachelors degree I decided to start my professional career in Atlanta. I love a variety of sports (tennis, soccer, cycling, etc.) and I am a car enthusiast.

Now the next phase of life begins in Miami and I am looking forward to making new connections.



I’m a German citizen and came to the US in 2010 to Seattle, WA. In 2018 I moved to California and then in 2021 to Miami Beach, FL. My educational background is law (Rechtswissenschaften). I work currently as a Business Program Manager for The Boeing Company.  

Our member Roland Langen is looking for a part time assistant:

Deutschsprachige Teilzeit Assistent/in - 33139
Älterer internationaler Attorney, auf Hibiscus Island, braucht Hilfe um seinen Nachlass zu ordnen. Er sucht jemanden mit Büroerfahrung zur Erstellung eines nachvollziehbaren Aktensystems. D. h., Dokumente, Korrespondenzen, Fotos, und was sonst in einem Lebenslauf anfällt, sollte zur späteren Verwendung sortiert, uebersetzt, gescanned, ansonsten geshredded werden.

Je 2 Stunden, vormittags, an drei Arbeitstagen, flexibel nach gegenseitiger Convenienz.

Roland LangenLangenroland@gmail.com, 305-776-0020
Further Members:

Sasche Rauhe - AiComp
Eduard Kraemer - Fighterheart

Norman de Luca Monnerat Mahler - Quality Logistics

May McDermott
Jan Volzke
GABC Trustee Members
Why Becoming a Member Now?!
Did you know your GABC Membership gives you...

  • Regular Networking Events (avg. 50 attendees)
  • Business connections
  • Special promotion in our Newsletter (reaches 6.000+ contacts)
  • Visibility through our Social Media channels (average 650 views per post)
  • Awareness for your Brand and Product/Service (through newsletter and social media)
  • Numerous educational Webinars
  • The opportunity to be a speaker at our Webinars/In-Person Events

Make use of our platform that reaches 6.000+ contacts.

As a GABC Member, one of your main benefits is that we promote your business for FREE!

As you probably know, more time is spent online these days, this is where we create awareness for yourself and your business!

Why not make use of that?

Just send us the information you would like us to share and we will publish it for you!

Networking Events: 
We regularly host in-Person Networking Events which provide you with the perfect opportunity to connect with people within your branche. Whether you are interested in meeting new business partners or simply make new friends, the GABC and its versatile members can't wait to get to know you and have a great time together!

Share Information:
Whether you have any online events planned, great business updates or news, interesting articles to share or simply just want to provide some background information about your business, we got you covered!

Business Connections:
If you are in need of any certain service, just reach out to us and we will introduce you to an according company.

Webinar Speaker:
As a member, you always have the chance to be a speaker at our webinars! Share your knowledge or expertise with our community, we all want to hear about it!
Join the GABC Family!
Stay Connected with the GABC

Dear GABC members and friends, 
We are excited to announce we are increasing our presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We will come back with more stories and events for your joy!
We would love to connect with you and get your feedback.

Board of Directors 2022
Claudio Riedi

Timo A. Becker, J.D.

Dr. Volker Anding

Christian Riehl

TV Productions
Nickel Goeseke

Ellen von Geyso

Christel Silver

Miriam Moser
Jan Heck

Michael Claus

Founding Member of the GABC President Emeritus and Honorary Director of the Board
Peter Jacobs

Founding Member of the GABC and Honorary Director of the Board
Christa Green
GABC President Emeritus
and Honorary Director of the Board
The GABC is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded by local business men and women in Miami. For over 30 years, the organization has promoted business and trade between Germany and the US, particularly in South Florida. The objective of the GABC is to support commercial and personal relations between its members and to promote economic, social and cultural relations between the USA and Germany.

The GABC promotes communication between companies, individuals, organizations and associations that share the same interests.
GABC Management
Leonie Vallerius
German American Business Chamber of South Florida
1355 Alton Road | HomeOffs | Miami Beach, FL 33139