Especially for small and medium entrepreneurs and families with many assets, planning property succession is essential.
We offer customized solutions for the control of estates from the formulation of testaments to the establishment of foundations. You will benefit from our special expertise and experience in the management and evaluation of collections and creative enterprises.
We advise you on all matter relating to the transfer of your assets. In general, a variety of areas of law are affected. We review tax law, company law, and inheritance and family law issues for you and provide you with advice when considering various options for action.
Through our expertise in art law, we likewise advise you on the creation of art foundations or private museums, inheritance tax-optimizing asset management through the acquisition of art, as well as the transfer of works of art into foundations and corporate collections.
We arrange tax valuations (inheritance and gift) of your artworks and collections. Discount arrangements are often lacking. Frequently, the regulations are found to be out of date or unclear. We assist you in discussing discounts. We also assist you in cases of conflict. We enforce your rights and find workable, pragmatic solutions in cases involving the enforcement of compulsory portion claims, the defense in unjustified claims against the estate, and in the dispute over the status as heir and the distribution of wealth.
Inheritance advice in a globalized world does not stop at national borders. In our considerations, we refer to European and international inheritance rights.
To conclude, we are also involved in the prudent and impartial enforcement of testaments, estate administration and utilization.