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This practice for company succession and trusts has established a USP among German firms through its self-developed approach, which it describes as "mediation-like company succession advice.

JUVE manual 2018/2019

The law firm, which is highly regarded for its succession and asset structuring, is clearly on the upswing. In particular, the Rittershaus-specific so-called mediation-analogue succession consulting is the basis for growth.

JUVE manual 2017/2018

I can only confirm how much you helped us implementing the family charter and advising our family-run company, demonstrating both human and professional qualities.

Engineer Dr Roland Mack, executive shareholder of Europapark

Family of entrepreneurs & Private Clients

Every family is unique and something special. Accumulated assets are the result of excellent entrepreneurial achievements and family cohesion. However, the family is also a place where the generations converge - and with them, their diverging interests, which may lead to differences in opinion and sometimes conflict during periods of transition. What families need then is help in developing their own individual succession planning solution. We have developed an innovative, mediation-based approach that places the focus on the interests of the family. The method is quite successful, in part because each family member will be able to integrate his or her own needs into the family interests that have been established by the family itself. This promotes cohesion and widespread acceptance. Once the overarching value structure has been put into place by means of a legally binding charter, all other individual arrangements such as partnership agreements, prenuptial agreements, last will and testaments and the corporate structure can be brought into line with it.

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Main Areas of Expertise
  • Development of a family constitution, family charter or family strategy
  • Development of targeted plans in cases where there is no suitable successor
  • Estate tax simulation ("death test")
  • Development of tax-optimised plans
  • Trust planning
  • Assistance during necessary company law-related restructuring processes
  • Development of last wills and testaments, inheritance contracts and deeds of gift
  • Avoidance of unnecessary liquidity outflows, e.g. through statutory shares and the equalisation of accrued gains
  • Development of prenuptial agreements, consultancy in matrimonial property regimes
  • Representation in divorce proceedings
  • Professional estate settlement, inheritance disputes
  • Execution of wills
  • Preparation of inheritance and gift tax returns
  • Mediation, collaborative law method, mediation-based consultancy services
  • In-court representation

This practice for company succession and trusts has established a USP among German firms through its self-developed approach, which it describes as "mediation-like company succession advice.

JUVE manual 2018/2019

The law firm, which is highly regarded for its succession and asset structuring, is clearly on the upswing. In particular, the Rittershaus-specific so-called mediation-analogue succession consulting is the basis for growth.

JUVE manual 2017/2018

I can only confirm how much you helped us implementing the family charter and advising our family-run company, demonstrating both human and professional qualities.