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Living tradition - values for the future

In 1914, attorney Dr. Karl Thorwart founded a law firm in Nuremberg, which today ranks among the most renowned commercial law firms in Germany. High-value, personal, carefully thought-out and sustainable are the standards that were and still are firmly anchored in the firm's culture.

They are the basis of the more than one hundred year old success story of the THORWART commercial law firm. Since its foundation, the firm has grown from a law firm to a modern consulting business. THORWART currently employs more than 20 professionals in various disciplines at several locations as well as around 50 other employees.



Foundation of the law firm

On 1 July 1914, and thus in the last days before the outbreak of the First World War, the lawyer Dr. Karl Thorwart founded his law firm in Nuremberg.


Before the devastating night of bombing on 2 January 1945, Dr. Karl Thorwart manages to move the most important files and documents of the firm from the first office in the city centre (Karolinenstraße 26) to Velden in the Nuremberg region. The office finds shelter with a client.


Return to Nuremberg

It was not until 1949 that the THORWART law firm was able to return to Nuremberg. The old rooms are burned down to the foundation walls.


Expansion and enhancement of profile

1975 marks a decisive turning point in the firm's development. Dr. Hermann Thorwart enters into a partnership with Dr. Dieter Zech.


Steady growth with new construction

Only a short time after the merger with Dr. Dieter Zech, another Thorwart, Carl Otto, is about to join the firm. Since the firm is constantly growing, the premises have to be changed once again. In 1988 they jointly establish a new office at Arminiusstrasse 2.


Opening of the office in Gera

The German reunification also marks a historic turn in the firm's history. For the first time, the firm establishes a location in another city.


Award "Law Firm of the year"

The intense and continuous work at the firm bears outstanding fruit: The "JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms" published by JUVE-Verlag named Thorwart Zech & Partner "Law Firm of the Year" in the category South - Bavaria (excluding Munich).


New and restructuring

Under Carl Otto Thorwart, the law firm is reorganized and restructured. With the new premises at Stadtpark 2, the firm now operates on the market under the name "THORWART Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Wirtschaftsprüfer".


Farewell to Carl-Otto Thorwart

In 2014, THORWART's centenary is preceded by a sad event. While preparing for the celebrations in July, the grandson of the firm's founder, Carl Otto Thorwart, dies in April.


Reorientation of the law firm

Still with the participation of Carl Otto Thorwart, the law firm THORWART will be realigned in 2014. It is to be adapted to modern conditions and now increasingly appears as an interdisciplinary consulting firm.

2017 - 2020

Award for the best tax consultants

The THORWART law firm is named one of the best tax consultants 2017.


Nationwide nomination JUVE Award 2020

THORWART has been nominated nationwide in the category "Law Firm of the Year for Medium-sized Businesses".