The office

Our office has been in business since 1948. It is centrally located in the third district of Vienna, following a longstanding tradition. We were among the first setting up an office in an area that today has a high number of solicitors.

Over the decades the number of partners and team members has grown continuously but at slow pace in order to guarantee a constant high level of stability and focus on the individual client.

We are still dealing in all legal issues; this is important for us. Nevertheless, some focus points have developed over the years:

  • family law (divorces, marriage contracts, alimony, parent and child cases)
  • inheritance law (willed succession, procedure in estate cases, legal disputes)
  • contract law
  • offering comprehensive advice to small and medium sized companies

We enjoy challenge where others fail!

Our methods are always the same – determined, precise and with compassion we enthusiastically strive for the best solution.

The team

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Dr. Rainer Toperczer

Dr. Rainer Toperczer

  • CV
  • 1960 born in Vienna
  • 1978 High School graduation in Vienna
  • 1983 doctorate in law, University of Vienna
  • 1983 trainee with Barazon/Birnbaum
  • 1989 admitted to the Bar Association
  • Language Skills
  • English
  • Spezialized in
  • inheritance law, probate proceedings and estate settlement
    real estate law
    intellectual property law
    company law contract law

Dr. Brigitte Birnbaum

Dr. Brigitte Birnbaum

  • CV
  • 1952 born in Vienna
  • 1970 High School graduation in Vienna
  • 1975 doctorate in law, University of Vienna
  • 1981 admitted to the bar association
  • 1999 currently vice president of the Bar Association of Vienna
  • 1999 until 2003 lecturer at the University of Vienna „gender problems in practice“
  • 2003 until 2012 member of the University Board of the University of Vienna
  • English
  • Specialized in
  • matrimonial partnership and family law, also international
    marriage contracts

Mag. Verena Wöß

Mag. Verena Wöß

  • CV
  • 1986 born in Vienna
  • 2004 High School graduation in Vienna
  • 2010 master of law, University of Vienna
  • 2011 trainee with Birnbaum/Toperczer
  • 2015 bar exam
  • Language Skills
  • English

Mag. Anja Krieger, RAA

Mag. Anja Krieger, RAA

  • CV
  • 1994 born in Vienna
  • 2012 High School graduation in Vienna
  • 2015/16 Université Catholique de Lyon (France, law)
  • 2017 master of law, University of Vienna
  • Language Skills
  • English, French, Polish

How to reach us

Dr. Brigitte BIRNBAUM,


Beatrixgasse 3
1030 Vienna

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Phone: +43 1 713 135 7
Fax: +43 1 713 777 6

Anwaltscode: S100051
UID-Nummer: ATU11250705
DVR-Nummer: 1004808

You can reach us by public transport


  • U3 Stop Landstraße (Wien Mitte)
  • U4 Stop Landstraße (Wien Mitte)


  • 74 A Stop Weyrgasse


  • Linie O Stop Wien Mitte Landstraße

S-Bahn & ÖBB

  • Stop Wien Mitte Landstraße
  • CAT - City Airport Train from Vienna Airport

Parking available at underground garage:

We are members of Rechtsanwaltskammer Wien (bar association of Vienna), Rotenturmstrasse 5, A-1010 Vienna:

We are bound by the rules and regulations of Rechtsanwaltsordnung (lawyers ordinance), Richtlinien für die Ausübung des Rechtsanwaltsberufes (guidelines for lawyer´s profession), Disziplinarstatut für Rechtsanwälte und Rechtsanwaltsanwärter (disciplinary code for lawyers and trainees), Rechtsanwaltstarifgesetz (lawyer´s fee code), Autonome Honorarkriterien (autonomous fee code) and Rahmenschieds- und Schlichtungsordnung (general arbitration and settlement rules).The current editions of these rules are published on the home page of Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag (bar association of Austria):

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