Foundation Law

Establishing new foundations

Legal, tax and conceptual advice on the establishment of family foundations, charitable foundations or non-profit organizations assuming other legal forms. Preparing the necessary documents to establish such entities and coordinating with the appropriate responsible governmental agencies. Integrating the establishment of such foundations into the overall planning for asset succession.

Ongoing advice

Providing ongoing legal and tax advice to foundations, associations and charitable organizations as well as their representatives in relation to the responsible agencies for foundations, tax and other specialized areas. This includes legal and tax planning, design and support for charitable projects and extends to representation before tax authorities in the event of disputes or liability issues. Other components of ongoing advice may include the preparation or auditing of annual financial statements and the preparation of tax declarations of all types.


Legal and tax consulting, planning and design of restructuring measures for charitable organizations, associations and public/private partnerships.


Providing training for employees of charitable organizations on accounting and typical legal and tax issues faced by charitable organizations.

Esche Schümann Commichau ranks among the top experts on foundation law.

JUVE-Guide 2018/2019

The Hamburg multi-disciplinary partnership law firm with its long tradition has been providing succession, wealth and foundation advice at a high level for many years. (more)

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