Inheritance Tax Planning Lawyers

Tax efficient ways to bequeath an estate or give a lifetime gift

The German population has collectively generated huge amounts of private wealth that will at some point be passed on to the next generation. In most cases, wills are drawn up without taking tax implications into account – a serious oversight. Inheritance tax in Germany is between seven and 50 per cent of the bequeathed estate or lifetime gift.

With company assets, it is particularly important to seek qualified advice in order to avoid a tax burden that could threaten the survival of the company.

We maximise the wealth transfer options

The specialists at CMS GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft help you to reduce the inheritance tax burden by:

  • Appointing an appropriate heir
  • Timely implementation of anticipated succession
  • Restructuring assets
  • Measures to minimise inheritance tax by utilising tax benefits on business assets
  • Other individual solutions

Inheritance tax planning is an ongoing process. We will therefore continually monitor the appropriateness of the chosen solution.

The right strategy is key

We work in partnership with you to develop an asset transfer strategy. This also applies to the details of your testamentary provisions. We will be happy to review your will on a regular basis to see whether adjustments are needed.

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Jasper Stallmann
Dr. Jasper Stallmann
Germany, Hamburg
Jasper Stallmann advises private clients, entrepreneurial families and family offices on corporate succession and asset planning including cross-border aspects. He focuses on inheritance law and the law...
Hanna Stukenbrock
Dr. Hanna Stukenbrock, Maître en droit
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Germany, Hamburg
Hanna Stukenbrock advises entrepreneurs and private individuals on their long-term asset and corporate succession planning. In this context, her work focuses on developing individual solutions to safeguard...
Lukas Braun
Lukas Braun
Germany, Stuttgart
Tax lawyer Lukas Braun mainly advises companies and high-net-worth individuals on German and international tax law issues including estate matters and voluntary disclosures. He also advises medium-sized...
Pascal Adrian Hornstein
Pascal Hornstein, LL.B. Dipl.-Jurist
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser
Germany, Stuttgart
Pascal Hornstein specialises in international tax law, advising companies and the public sector on restructurings and transactions, EU VAT and tax compliance management. His practice also covers inheritance...