Legal Services

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Our legal advisory is closely linked to our other service areas – as integrated and holistic advice. That is why all attorneys at HLB AUGSBURG are additionally qualified as tax consultants and have many years of professional experience.

Our aim is to avoid disputes. But if necessary, we can also represent your interests in court.

Legal advice from A-Z

Doubly qualified experts
with numerous specialties

Our legal advice at a glance

Company and corporate law

  • Start-up consulting (corporations and partnerships)
  • Drafting of contracts (articles of association, corporate contracts etc.)
  • Advice for shareholders and managing directors
  • Restructuring and reorganization (transformations) of companies and groups of companies
  • Establishment of holding structures
  • M & A, company and share acquisitions; due diligence, transaction structuring, contract drafting, implementation
  • Preparation of and support in company and general meetings
  • Support in corporate law disputes, representation in court, settlement negotiations; advice on severance payments
  • Participation including employee participation models
  • Corporate law advice on succession planning

Mergers & Aquisitions

  • Confidentiality Agreement and Letter of Intent
  • Valuation of the company
  • Tax-optimized structuring of the purchase or sale
  • Financial Due Diligence, audit of the target company with regard to profitability, accounting and other business issues)
  • Tax due diligence, examination of the tax risks of the target company
  • Legal due diligence, examination of the legal relationships and legal relations of the target company
  • Drafting, negotiation and drafting of the sales contract
  • Integration of the company into the acquisition structure
  • Monitoring and enforcement of your rights

Restructuring

  • National and international reorganizations
  • Design and optimization of the legal forms of companies and groups of companies
  • Mergers, demergers, spin-offs, changes of form, transfer of assets
  • Drafting of contracts and coordination with notaries and registers
  • Efficient project management and support through all phases of the restructuring

Real estate and taxes

  • Sale and purchase of real estate: income tax, land transfer tax, value added tax
  • Holding and management of real estate: depreciation, rental income, property tax, etc.
  • Real estate owned by companies (partnerships and corporations)
  • Real estate as part of the estate: Legal considerations
  • Inheritance tax and gift tax: Benefits and valuation of real estate
  • Tax arrangements in connection with the usufruct of real estate

Public sector

  • Private equity management (shareholders, organs, committees), foundation, ongoing management, liquidation, purchase and sale
  • Privatization and reprivatization of public tasks, contract drafting, restructuring
  • Identification and structuring of businesses of a commercial nature; tax recognition of permanently loss-making activities, tax cross-linking
  • VAT, etc.

Succession advice

  • Inheritance and income tax planning and optimization of corporate and asset succession
  • Lifetime transfers, gifts and anticipated succession
  • Optimization of the asset structure for planned donations or in preparation for a succession under inheritance law
  • Inheritance and corporate law design of succession, wills, inheritance contracts, waiver of compulsory portion, etc.
  • Foundation solutions
  • Preparation of inheritance/gift tax returns including valuation
  • Support in tax audits
  • Extrajudicial and judicial appeal proceedings

Non-profit entities

  • Advice and support in the establishment of non-profit corporations (choice of legal form, draft statutes, coordination with the tax authorities)
  • Restructuring of non-profit organizations
  • Questions concerning the day-to-day management of non-profit organizations
  • Support in tax audits

Foundations

  • Advice and support in the planning and establishment of a foundation
  • Draft of the foundation statutes
  • Issues in the context of day-to-day administration
  • Advice on changes in the foundation
  • Coordination with the foundation supervisory authority and the financial administration

Law of Succession

  • Advice and support in the settlement of the estate
  • Precautionary measures e.g. (general) powers of attorney and living wills
  • Drafting of wills and testamentary dispositions
  • Examination of existing dispositions with regard to effectiveness and (inheritance) legal risks
  • Execution of wills