Dr. Thomas Schönfeld  LUTZ | ABEL

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Dr. Thomas Schönfeld

Dr. Thomas Schönfeld  LUTZ | ABEL

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Dr Thomas Schönfeld heads the public law practice group at LUTZ | ABEL. With his many years of experience in public construction and planning law, he advises real estate developers and investors on the creation of building rights and project development of residential and commercial construction projects.

Another focus is the representation of property owners in the field of environmental protection and vis-à-vis state claims, in particular in the planning of water protection areas and landscape conservation areas. Due to his proven expertise, he also has an excellent reputation with courts, authorities, and municipalities.

  • Public construction and planning law
  • Urban development contracts
  • Project-related legal advice
  • Water law
  • Immission control law
  • Contaminated site and nature conservation law
  • Public liability and compensation law
  • Constitutional law, constitutional complaints
  • Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers 2019-2023: One of the best lawyers in public law in Germany
  • Legal 500 Germany (& EMEA) 2018, 2020, 2023-2024: Recommended lawyer
  • Lawyer at LUTZ | ABEL since 2009
  • Admission to the bar, 1992
  • Doctorate (Dr. jur.) in Munich
  • Scholarship holder at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
  • Law studies in Munich
  • Apprenticeship as banker

"Thomas Schönfeld: Has outstanding expertise. He works on a client-centred basis and always delivers practical solutions. He is also very well networked with the authorities."

Legal 500 Germany 2024
Transfagarasan Road

“Thomas Schönfeld has excellent expertise. He has good connections/ contacts with the authorities. His calm manner is convincing.“

Legal 500 Germany 2023

“One of the best lawyers in public law in Germany.“

Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers 2023

“Thomas Schönfeld has outstanding professional knowledge and authority structures. Solution paths and decision-making aids are shown that are practical in every respect. Very good accessibility is guaranteed.“

Legal 500 Germany 2020