Michael Schellenberger assists business owners and high net worth individuals with their asset structuring, corporate investment management, succession planning and matrimonial regime issues. He also advises his clients on inheritance matters, either in their role as heirs, beneficiaries of a compulsory portion or otherwise involved as beneficiaries. Michael’s clients particularly appreciate his ability to identify their specific requirements and to then jointly develop solutions with them that are not just the best possible option from a legal perspective but also avoid conflicts in the long run.
Michael joined CMS in 2007 and has been a principal counsel since 2019. Alongside his legal practice, he is very much involved in teaching and academia: He is a lecturer on national and international succession planning at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University and trains young lawyers at Stuttgart Bar Association. In 2015, he was offered a professorship in civil law at a university in Baden-Wuerttemberg that he declined in order to continue with his private clients work at CMS.
Amongst others, Michael co-authored the section on bequests in a leading commentary on civil law as well as the succession planning chapter in a guide on commercial and corporate law and he also co-wrote a guide on family businesses and entrepreneurial families.