Family first, and more. Private individuals as well as companies trust our expertise in inheritance law and family law. When family-run businesses are concerned, for example, the legal implications of personal and private matters quickly go beyond being merely private.
In inheritance law, we advise on all issues, ranging from anticipated succession to estate distribution and inheritance sales up to the drafting of wills. Upon request, we also act as executors of a will.
Selling or keeping the business? If selling, who buys it? If keeping, who runs it? Those are typical succession questions. We support our clients in planning and structuring succession regulations, both in the corporate and private domains. We consider all relevant aspects concerning corporate, tax, inheritance, and family law.
Advising family companies
We advise family companies as a whole, which in practice often means the management or individual shareholders. We prepare shareholders’ meetings, develop strategies together with our clients’ advisors, or accompany restructuring and refinancing measures. We always aim to achieve a balance of shareholders’ interests.
In family matters, we advise on drafting and reviewing marriage contracts and on the tax setup among spouses. In cases of separation and divorce, we assert our clients’ claims. We assist in clarifying issues pertaining to maintenance between married spouses or unmarried life partners. Our advice further extends to relationships between children and parents or other relatives.
We represent our clients’ interests in court. Upon request, we also conduct mediation procedures.
For the benefit of our clients, our lawyers operate with an entrepreneurial mindset in all legal domains, whether in inheritance law, corporate succession or family law.
In family law, for instance, a one-sided perspective is insufficient when it comes to difficult company evaluations or income determinations. In inheritance law, on the other hand, the link with tax law is very significant.
Our clients can further rely on this: due to the size of our law firm, we can quickly assemble a team of lawyers proficient in all the legal fields involved in complex disputes under corporate law.