Wolfgang Buchmaier graduated from Ruperti-Gymnasium Mühldorf, Germany (Abitur 1986, Majors in ‘Economics, Business Administration, and Law’ and in English); Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany (Dipl.-Jur.Univ./ First Legal State Examination / Referendarsexamen, with predicate, 1992); Inns of Court (Referendar) of the Munich Circuit of Appeal (Oberlandesgericht) (Second Legal State Examination / Assessorexamen, with predicate, 1994); and Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA (LL.M., with distinction, 1996).
Mr. Buchmaier was admitted for the general practice of law (Second State Exam) in Germany in 1994, to the Louisiana Bar in 1996, to the South Carolina Bar in 1997 and for the private practice of law in Germany (Landgericht Munich I and II) in 1997. His native language is German and he is fluent in English.
He worked as a Law Clerk for the District Court (Landgericht) in Traunstein, Germany, for the County Court (Amtsgericht) in Rosenheim, Germany, for the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Traunstein, Germany, for the County Government of Mühldorf, Germany, a nd for the District Government of Upper Bavaria, Regulatory Oversight of Guilds and Trades. He also worked as in-house counsel for a software-related technical customer support company in Munich and for many years with a major law firm in South Carolina.
He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; the German-American Lawyers Association; the Louisiana and South Carolina Bar Associations; International Committee of the South Carolina Bar; and the Bar Association for Munich Circuit of Appeals District. Mr. Buchmaier is also a member of Deutscher Juristentag e.V. (German Jurist Association) where he served as Vertrauensmann” (Member-Representative) in 1992 and 1994. Mr. Buchmaier is also a member and active participant in the South Carolina Economic Developers Association, Midlands International Trade Association, and the Columbia World Affairs Council.