Foundations and Business Succession

Our lawyers advise on all aspects of foundation law and assist entrepreneurs and companies with succession planning, in particular with the help of asset managing family (holding) companies or foundation concepts (e.g., company-related family foundations or charitable foundations or both in connection with so-called double foundation models). We are active both in the establishment of foundations and in the ongoing advice to private or charitable, independent or dependent foundations.

In the area of foundation law, our experts provide advice on

  • state supervisory law,
  • general civil and corporate law, and
  • non-profit law.

We work closely with our clients’ or founders’ tax advisors, particularly in the establishment of foundations and in the area of business succession, but we also bring our own tax expertise to bear in this area.

We support and advise our clients on foundation solution and business succession, not only on legal issues, but also on internal family communication and coordination of the chosen structure with the necessary tact.

We have extensive experience in these areas and have advised on the establishment of some of the largest family foundations in Germany. In some cases, we have been advising these foundations for decades. As a result, we not only have unique expertise, but also excellent contacts with many foundation supervisory authorities in various federal states.

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