About us

Who we are

AbfindungsHero is a Berlin-based start-up, helping employees to get easy access to good labor lawyers, especially in cases of unfair dismissals. We – Timo Sauer and Frank Broer – had the idea for AbfindungsHero when we were working together in a Berlin-based scale-up. Many (expats) friends were asking us how to find a good lawyer in Berlin. That’s where the idea for AbfindungsHero came from: A platform where employees with a legal question can find first answers as well as access to the right lawyer. Fast and easy, in “plain English”. Through our partner network and the “pre-selection” of our partners, we enable a “curated” portfolio of lawyers who are competent for the specific problem at hand. 

How we operate

We know how hard it can be to find good legal advice. Especially in jurisdictions where one is less familiar with the legal frameworks, e.g. when your employment is terminated by your employer.  On our website, our users find information in “plain English” about how to deal with legal problems at the workplace in Germany. And how to find a good labor lawyer, fast. In our blog pages, we answer the most pressing questions of employees after the termination of their contract. Including, for example, the given rights of employees in German labor law, the calculation of the appropriate severance payment, the steps one has to take to get this, and the “red tape” (like an application for unemployment benefits). We have whitepapers and videos, which will soon be available in English as well. Additionally, we arrange free consultations with one of our partner lawyers, all of which are English-speaking experts lawyers on labor law (Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht) with many years of experience. All this is free of charge for the employee – we monetize solely on the partner/lawyer side to cover our cost.

About the founders

Frank Broer

Frank studied law, economics, and business administration and received his doctorate in law. He worked for several years as a lawyer in Frankfurt/Main. After that, Frank was an engagement manager at McKinsey for 6 years and then held various management positions in startups, including as founder of MoneyMap, a  fintech startup. In 2023 he began working with Timo Sauer on the AbfindungsHero. Frank’s focus is on customer and partner acquisition, partner support, content optimization and “cross-sectional tasks”.

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Timo Sauer

Timo Sauer studied business and is a proven expert in online/performance marketing and product development. After business school, he was one of the first employees in a Berlin start-up to generate leads for services “around the house”. He made this start-up grow to one of  the largest lead-gen platforms in Europe. At the same time, from 2015 onwards he worked with his own consulting company for various start-ups. In 2023, he started building AbfindungsHero with Frank. Timo’s focus is on marketing and product development.