About me

Portrait of Tamara Frehner

As a lawyer and SBA / SCCM mediator, I advise private clients and entrepreneurs in the preferred practice areas of contract, estate and family law.

I listen to you, understand your goals, support you in problem solving, whether related to family or business.

Careful planning, hard work and a vision result in the accumulation of wealth, as well as its transfer and implementation. The starting point is the client’s personal, financial, family, and business goals, often with a sensitive relationship between each one of these concerns. I help you to write your will, to regulate your business succession, as well as to create powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills.

Furthermore, I support you in defending and enforcing claims, drawing up contracts and I also advise you in negotiations. In family law, as in divorce, it is not a matter of winning or losing, but rather of actively shaping your future.

Sometimes inheritance disputes cannot be avoided. These are challenging and personally stressful due to difficult family dynamics, require high financial stakes, and involve delays and risks. Resolving problems is better than litigation, as early as the estate planning stage, during the division of the estate, by taking active actions while everyone is still communicating with each other.

I will gladly advise you out of court in negotiations or mediation, and, if no other option is available, support you in litigation and settlement negotiations.

Portrait of Tamara Frehner

Tamara Frehner, Attorney at Law
(admitted to practice in Zurich and the state of New York)

Master of Laws in American law (LL.M.)
Mediator SBA / SCCM

Career History

Tamara Frehner studied law at the University of Zurich. She graduated in 1997 (lic. iur.). After working for courts in Appenzell Innerrhoden and Zurich, she was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2002. Tamara studied law at Boston University School of Law, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and earned a concentration in “International Business Practice.” In 2004, Tamara graduated from Boston University with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law. Tamara was admitted to practice law in the state of New York in 2005, where she is not practicing. She is registered with the Bar Register of the Canton of Zurich and registered in New York.

Tamara has been in private practice since 2007, and from 2008 to 2010 she was president of the board of directors of an SME. She has a penchant for economic related subjects.

At the HWZ University of Applied Sciences for Business Administration Zurich, Tamara gave lectures in English on business law from 2010 through 2016. Tamara created lecture notes and chose international case studies for her lectures. She also drafted and graded written exams. Tamara worked with young adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and countries, which allowed her to communicate with people from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds.

In 2016, Tamara completed mediation training in Germany. Since 2017, she is a Mediator certified by the Swiss Bar Association, and since 2019, she is accredited by the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation. Tamara is convinced that out-of-court dispute resolution as well as the clarification of interests with clients yield many advantages.


  • Self-employed lawyer (2007 – present)
  • Lecturer at the HWZ University of Applied Sciences for Business Administration Zurich (2010-2016)
  • President of the Board of Directors of a small to mid-sized enterprise (2008-2010)
  • Clerk auditor at various courts

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to the Bar in New York State, USA (2005)
  • Admitted to the Bar in Zurich, Switzerland (2002)


  • SCCM Mediator (2019)
  • SBA Mediator (2017)
  • Basic Training in Mediation, Konstanz, Germany (2016)


  • Boston University School of Law, USA: LL.M. (2004),
    Concentration in International Business Practice
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland: lic. iur. (1997)


  • Zurich Bar Association (ZBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Successio Association
  • Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (SCCM)


  • German
  • English

Private life

Tamara loves fashion, travel, culture, art, fine dining, is active, among other things, has obtained the license to sail on the ocean. In summer she plays golf and in winter she skis.

What can I do for you?

I look forward to interacting with you on how my firm can assist you or your company. Please feel free to contact me.