Welcome to pKornLaw!

pKornLaw has expertise in the German and the California legal system and brings clarity into the maze of legal regulations to individuals and businesses alike before or while in a business deal with a foreign individual or business. (German American Lawyer California)

pKornLaw specializes in German and American Corporate Law and debt collection with special emphasis on german american dual citizenship, the doppelte staatsbuergerschaft, and beibehaltungsgenehmigung.

pKornLaw also provides assistance in all aspects involved in starting a new business, from advise on the appropriate legal structure, Immigration Law requirements, Company formation, Business Licenses, and Copyright and Trademark registration to protect your intellectual property.

pKornLaw can connect you with accountants and bankers to meet your business needs.


Before you apply for naturalization and become a U.S. citizen at the swearing-in ceremony, please be aware that you will automatically lose your German citizenship, unless you have a “Beibehaltungsgenehmigung” (Retention Certificate.)

To ensure that you keep the advantages of the German citizenship and a German passport, we assist you in preparing the Beibehaltungsantrag and have the Beibehaltungsurkunde in your hands, before you apply for the U.S. citizenship.

We simplify the process for you. Read more here ->

Conducting business in the emerging global economy

In today’s global economy your business is as likely to be in Berlin as in Los Angeles. In the era of globalization international business transactions become more and more an integral part of doing business. Through the integration of national economies into the international economy via trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and the spread of technology, individuals and businesses are subjected to different legal systems which oftentimes presents a challenge to both individuals and businesses alike. You may find yourself entangled in the intricacies of a foreign legal system, how business is being done in a different country, or how to collect a claim against a debtor with whom you conducted business. All these issues bring many questions and uncertainties with them.