Teri Simmons Honored with the Federal Republic of Germany Friendship Award

Arnall Golden Gregory congratulates Teri Simmons, partner and director of the firm’s international/immigration practice team, for receiving the Federal Republic of Germany Friendship Award from the German Missions in the United States. The honor recognizes Simmons’ commitment to strengthening relations between Germany and her home state, Georgia.


“Teri has accomplished some truly remarkable feats in her career,” said Glenn P. Hendrix, Arnall Golden Gregory managing partner. “In addition to the value she brings to clients involved in international commerce, she is personally engaged in increasing Georgia’s economic and cultural trade with Germany.”


Simmons is chair of the Atlanta Sisters City Commission, helping the city build relationships with its 18 sister cities, an honor that comes after working with the Atlanta-Nürnberg Sister City Committee for six years. Simmons is co-founder of the German American Cultural Foundation, formed to promote German culture in the region, and is a board member for the German American Chamber of Commerce, the German School of Atlanta, and the Georgia-Indo Chamber of Commerce. She is also a past president of the Georgia-Indo Chamber of Commerce.


The German Consul General Lutz Görgens presented Simmons with the award in front of a crowd of 200 guests including Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Nürnberg Mayor Ulrich Maly and a Nürnberg delegation visiting Atlanta for the 10th anniversary of the sister city relationship between the two cities. The event also recognized the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the launch of NürnbergMesse North America, the North American arm of the Germany-based exhibition company.


Simmons’ legal practice focuses on German-American business transactions and the global representation of companies and individuals in connection with immigration matters.


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