Succession in Family Businesses

We advise on succession planning in your family business under corporate law and inheritance law aspects. In the case of a generational change in a family business within the family or sale to non-family third parties many legal, emotional, and psychological aspects have to be considered. We provide competent and experienced advice in all areas. 

In tax aspects we provide advice through our tax cooperation partners (www.tun.consulting) such as considering suspension periods, requirements for tax exemptions, optimizations in the structure and possible tax burdens. 

For a tailor-made structure, we can offer various solutions under inheritance and corporate law, also taking foundations into consideration. We consider your goals as well as the legal interests of other family members or family lines as well as other shareholders. 

For implementing the succession in your family business we re-design the articles of association and draft a suitable succession clause - depending on the type of company (limited liability company, partnership or limited partnership, civil partnership) and the desired succession in the case of death of a shareholder (e.g. limited to descendants or members of a certain family line).

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