Dr Thorsten Purps

Certified inheritance lawyer

Dr Thorsten Purps is a founding partner of our Potsdam office. He advises and represents private individuals and companies in all matters of inheritance law and develops inheritance tax concepts. In addition to providing advice on inheritance law, Dr Purps is a certified executor of wills. He is also active in the field of property and real estate law. He has also been involved for many years with reunification law and thus with all facets of unresolved property issues in a legal advisory and litigation capacity and supports our clients in the assertion of retransfer and compensation claims. Dr Purps has successfully represented affected citizens before the European Court of Human Rights.


Since 2012: Certified executor of last wills and testaments

Since 2007: Certified inheritance lawyer

1994-2006: Lecturer at the University of Potsdam (outstanding property issues, insolvency law)

Since 1992: Lawyer at Streitbörger

Studies at the University of Münster:

1992: 2nd state examination (Higher Regional Court of Hamm)

1991: Doctorate

1987: 1st state examination


Dr Thorsten Purps

Streitbörger PartGmbB
Birkenstraße 10
14469 Potsdam

Phone +49 (0) 331 / 27561-302
Fax +49 (0) 331 / 27561-999




“Liability of Bodenverwertungs- und -verwaltungs GmbH for application delay”, NJ 2012, 402

“Reunification as a reason for restricting standards of fundamental rights”, NJ 2009 , 233

Heirs of new settlers: “No human right to property - Human rights standards in the tradition of western philosophy”, ZOV 2008, 130

Purps / Krauß, Adjustment of property rights according to the basis of claims, Rehm, Heidelberg (1997)

Purps, “Commentary on the Act on the Adjustment of Property Rights”, in: Eickmann, Sachenrechtsbereinigung, RWS Verlag (March 2001)

Co-author, “Commentary on the Act on the Adjustment of Property Rights”, in: Rechtshandbuch Vermögen und Investitionen in der ehemaligen DDR, Beck C. H.; 1st edition (November 2005)