In the global economy, every international connection you have can help your company, even if you are a small or medium-sized business. A passion for making these global connections is a big part of what we do at Castle Lantz Maricle, LLC. In fact, Paul Maricle’s roots in Germany run so deep that he has been an honorary consul for that country since 2015.
Bringing the American West and Germany together
As honorary consul, Paul’s task is to encourage business networking between Germany and the U.S. states of Colorado and Wyoming. He represents individuals and businesses located in both countries. Paul and his consular staff assist German nationals in the U.S. with matters like passports and registering life transitions like births, deaths and marriages. He also works to build cultural and economic opportunities to bring German and American businesses closer together.
Decades of connections
Paul’s love for Germany runs deep. He studied abroad there in high school and college. After becoming a lawyer, he participated in a program exploring the German and European Union legal systems for the German Academic Exchange Service. Once that program ended, he remained in Germany for a year and a half before moving to Denver. Those experiences helped him learn German and the German legal system. Knowing how German businesspeople talk and think has helped him in his consul work, Paul says.
For Paul, being an honorary consul for Germany is a tremendous honor. “You do it because you want to do it,” he said. During his time in Germany, he received help from many generous people. “I’m always willing to return the favor.”