Jens Christian Althoff, born 1976, studied law at the University of Gießen. He passed the first state examination in 2003. In 2005, he completed the second state examination following his legal training also in Gießen. Hereafter, he worked for two years as a lawyer in a mid-sized law firm in Gießen. In 2007, he moved to a German law firm in Frankfurt am Main. From 2011 until the end of February 2017, he worked as a lawyer in a law firm specializing in real estate law and notarial services in Hannover where his practice focused on notarial matters. Since March 2017, Jens Althoff has been working as an in-house lawyer in the notaries' office Ballindamm.