Inheritance Law and Company Succession
We advise and represent our clients in matters of company succession planning and with regard to the distribution of estates.
The best possible alignment of the flow of assets within the family while safeguarding the interests of family members are the primary aims when planning company succession. In that context it is important to develop legally secure and tax-optimized solutions.
We represent our clients when dealing with inheritance matters both in and out of court. Our declared objective is always to avoid court proceedings through skillful negotiations and to conduct unavoidable litigation speedily and efficiently as regards costs. We can rely on our experience so as to ensure a high level of legal competence while at the same time taking into consideration the significant degree of personal consternation that frequently arises among those involved in inheritance matters.
Company Succession Planning
- Drafting of wills, inheritance agreements, agreements on the compulsory portion of an estate
- Structuring of concepts for company succession
- Anticipated succession to an estate
- Avoidance of and reduction in the compulsory portion of an estate
- Documents to be drawn up in advance
Distribution of an Estate
- Distribution to a community of heirs
- Filing and defending claims to a compulsory portion of the estate
- Fulfilling bequests
- Execution of wills
Corporate and Asset Succession
An alternation of generations represents a challenge particularly in owner-managed companies – from a personal, corporate and legal point of view. Therefore, the advice of such an alternation not only requires legal and business competencies, but above all sensitivity, in order to preserve and create an entrepreneurial lifetime work for future generations.
We are conscious of this fact, and thus advise you with the required competence and sensitivity.
Family-Owned Companies and Entrepreneurial Families
In legal issues, entrepreneurial families are often in special need of advice. In particular, decisions relating to succession and family law can have a significant impact on a family-owned company.
We support you in your decisions regarding your company using our expertise in succession and family law and formulate for example last wills, inheritance contracts, marriage contracts or guardianship and precautionary powers of attorney.