Felix MehlerSenior Counsel
Felix’s practice focuses on advising foreign entities and individuals on doing business in the United States. He is licensed to practice law in Germany (Rechtsanwalt), New York and Florida. Felix’s experience practicing law in Germany and the United States enables him to bring a unique perspective to international clients and their transactions. He joined Cohen & Grigsby as an Associate in the Business Group in 2008.
Prior to joining Cohen & Grigsby, Felix worked at McKee Nelson in Washington, D.C. managing a tax litigation team on behalf of an international pharmaceutical corporation involved in landmark international tax litigation filed in the U.S.Tax Court.
He was an attorney at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott in Pittsburgh from 2002-2005 on the German Litigation Team involved with a major transnational pharmaceutical litigation.
From 1999-2001, Felix completed his required state apprenticeship to practice law in Munich, Germany. His apprenticeship included positions at the law firm Nachmann & Kollegen, the Foreign Commercial Services of the American Consulate General, the County Administration Weilheim-Schongau, the Munich State Attorney’s Office and a clerkship with Judge Popp-Lossau in the LG Munchen I (High Court).
He also worked as a law clerk at the McLean County State Attorney’s Office in Bloomington, Illinois where he performed a variety of duties, such as screening domestic violence cases for prosecution; questioning and preparing witnesses for trial; developing trial strategies; assisting in trial preparation and legal research; and developing portions of a police handbook for domestic violence cases.
- Member, New York State Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Munich Bar Association
- Member, German-American Lawyers Association
- Member, Catholic Fraternity Aenania
Honors and Achievements
Felix co-authored “USA-Studienfuhrer fur Juristen,” for the German-American Lawyers Association in 2005.
He also contributed to the book “American Legal English,” published by the University of Michigan Press in 1999.
He is fluent in German and conversational in Italian.