Our private clients practice group takes on the particular challenge of shaping the economic present and planning for the future of entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals and family-owned businesses in the domestic and international environment. The focal points of our services are estate planning, corporate and tax law advice, the laws on foundations and non-profit organizations, legal and tax advice in connection with asset management and structuring as well as matrimonial property law.
»A first-rate think tank.«
We concern ourselves with all legal and tax aspects in connection with assets, employing an interdisciplinary approach to cover all areas of the law relevant for the long-term safeguarding of wealth: estate law, matrimonial property law, tax and corporate law. We also attend to all other matters interconnected with assets and property, e.g. the laws on foundations and the laws concerning objects of cultural value. We are frequently involved in the negotiation and conclusion of asset management agreements und agreements with custodian banks. Another focus of our practice is advising family-owned companies and their shareholders. In this area, we particularly focus on the drafting of shareholder agreements. In this regard, we maintain a view to the entire business background (e.g. the reconciliation of prenuptial agreements and wills with shareholder agreements and tax provisions).
We also represent our clients in litigated divorces. Here we focus our advice on financial consequences, in particular securing the continued existence and viability of the company after divorce and ensuring a smooth and quick completion of the proceedings if the client so desires.
Our practice is both domestic and international. We are able to comprehensively
advise clients who do not reside in Germany or whose entire or partial assets are located in foreign countries together with our partners of many years in Germany and abroad. The same is of course true for foreign clients with assets or interests in Germany. In order to provide the best individually tailored personal advice to our clients, we put a special emphasis on a relationship of trust. Some clients and families have been represented by us over several generations. Each of our clients can count on our individual attention – in both legal and personal matters. As specialists in our field, we provide responsible, personal and dedicated advice in legal matters and concerning transactions to individuals and tax advisors, private banks, asset managers and family offices on a regular basis.