Erlmest E. Burns

Mr. Burns is an international construction lawyer and has been an attorney at Breyer Rechtsanwälte since 2018. Based in Stuttgart, he is a member of Dr. Breyer’s International Team and assists clients with specialized contentious and non-contentious matters related to international construction law and private international law.


He advises on international standard form construction contracts (including FIDIC, NEC, JCT, AIA). An invaluable member of the International Team, one of Mr. Burns key strengths is his ability to advise clients and manage complex international negotiations in both German and English.


Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a local Boston-based law firm specialized in commercial law and small business management. In addition, he was also a Massachusetts Bar Examination Teacher and a professional language instructor (English and German), who is qualified to teach integration courses in Germany.


Mr. Burns also assists Dr. Wolfgang Breyer with administering the International Construction Law Master’s program at the University of Stuttgart and the International Construction Law Association (ICLA). In his spare time, he is a soccer enthusiast and referee in the Landesliga (WFV).