Succession Planning

The Succession Law Team has a long tradition in advising family businesses and private clients with high expectations. We advise on all subjects inter vivos concerning estate planning, succession planning and inter-generational transfers in family businesses. This comprises not only lifetime gifts and donations but also agreements with the heirs on the waiver of compulsory portions which may be necessary to safeguard the client’s goals and wishes.

In order to implement the client’s wishes and to make provisions for the event of death, we provide advice especially on the following:  

  • Last wills and testaments
  • Joint wills and inheritance contracts
  • Agreements on waiver of compulsory portion
  • Gifts and lifetime donations
  • Family foundation and trust
  • Charitable foundation
  • Enduring power of attorney, living will and advance directive
  • Pre-nuptial agreement
  • Succession in companies and family businesses
  • Participation of minors in family assets
  • Family companies

We also advise on international aspects (assets outside of Germany, different citizenships, foreign domicile or residence).

Your key contacts


Andrea Tiedemann


Christina Gatz


Laura Kaufmann

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Quotes from the Team

Foresight means solving the problems today that will arise tomorrow.

hofmann Dr. Phillip Hofmann
Senior Associate