How do you say "if so" in German?

Do you have some time? If so, I would like to speak with you.

Would you say "wenn ja"?

Haben Sie etwas Zeit? Wenn ja, ich möchte mit Ihnen sprechen.

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Almost perfect.
Yes I would use "Wenn ja," , but if you use this you need to invert the structure of the following sentence, due to the implied "dann":

Wenn ja, [dann] möchte ich mit Ihnen sprechen.

Alternatively you could also say: "Falls ja", "In dem Falle"
a little discurteous: "Dann" because this implies you expect the one you asked to have time

As suggested by @Toscho and @Dustin:

  • "In diesem Fall,"
  • "Falls / Wenn dem so ist,"

And as a more polite Alternative:

Falls sie Zeit haben, [dann] möchte ich mit Ihnen [über Thema xy] sprechen.

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    Further alternatives: In diesem Fall …, Falls/Wenn dem so ist, ….
    – Toscho
    Commented Jan 17, 2014 at 16:11
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    To add on to the "Falls" construction, I'd like to suggest: Falls Sie Zeit haben, dann möchte ich mit Ihnen sprechen.
    – Dustin
    Commented Jan 17, 2014 at 16:16

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