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Dr. Manfred Stopfkuchen-Menzel
Presiding Judge at Higher Administrative Court (VGH) (retired)

Dr. Manfred Stopfkuchen-Menzel is now a practising lawyer after many years in administrative jurisdiction - most recently as Presiding Judge at the Higher Administrative Court (VGH) of Baden-Württemberg on a building senate. He advises developers, neighbours, communities and approval authorities on all aspects of construction planning law and building law. He supports the establishment of development plans, inspects building applications and drafts building-law related rulings.

 

Practice areas
  • Environmental law and planning law
  • Project support in real estate utilisation plans and building permit proceedings
  • Consulting for and acting on behalf of towns and communities in planning processes
  • Litigation
Vita
  • 1960 - 1964 Law studies in Freiburg and Kiel
  • 1968 - 1970 Graduate civil servant at Biberach district office and at the state prosecutor's office
  • 1970 - 1977 Judge at Sigmaringen Administrative Court
  • 1972 PhD (Dr. iur.) at Freiburg University
  • 1977 - 1994 Judge at the Higher Administrative Court (VGH) of Baden-Württemberg
  • 1980 - 1994 Member of the building land senate at the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe
  • 1994 - 2005 Presiding Judge at the Higher Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg, responsible in particular for environmental law, construction law and law on regional development
  • 2006 Admitted to the German bar
Other activities and memberships
  • Teaching appointment at Mannheim University of Cooperative Education
  • Examiner for first law board examinations
  • Permanent advisor on building regulations and planning law
Plans, dreams, goals

Travelling to the capitals of the world and attending a production at every new opera house in Europe.

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