Inheritance & Succession

To avoid later disputes under inheritance law between the heirs and possible further beneficiaries and to ensure that one’s own ideas are implemented after death, it is advisable to establish appropriate inheritance arrangements during one’s lifetime.

Erbrecht & Nachfolgeplanung

For entrepreneurs, their own company is their life’s work, created over years if not decades, and is much more than just an asset and their own workplace. This makes it all the more important for entrepreneurs to ensure that their life’s work will continue after their own death – for the future of their employees as well as for any successors from their own family. For this reason alone, the entrepreneur should deal with the topic of inheritance law and company succession at an early stage and make the necessary decisions and legal arrangements with care and expertise. 

We would like to support you in this process.

In this respect, our services include the following aspects:

  1. Advice on inheritance law before and after succession

  2. Succession advice

  3. Drafting of wills and other testamentary dispositions

  4. Legacies

  5. Inheritance contracts

  6. Anticipated succession

  7. Enforcement or defense of inheritance claims

  8. Settlement of communities of heirs

  9. Enforcement or defense of compulsory portion claims, Claims for supplementary compulsory portion or residual compulsory portion

  10. Powers of attorney for precaution and general powers of attorney

  11. Care directives, living wills

  12. Negotiations with banks, tax offices, authorities

  13. Limitation of liability vis-à-vis creditors of the estate

  14. Strategies for avoiding compulsory portion

  15. Execution of wills

Your Contact

If you have any questions regarding inheritance law and succession planning, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please feel free to contact us.

Martin Zeil

„Trust, competence and life experience are the foundations for a successful cooperation with my clients.“

Martin Zeil
Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Bavarian Minister of State (retd.)

„Competent - Performance - Success - Together“

Dr. Christian Strassberger
Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Partner
Certified Specialist Lawyer for Corporate and Commercial Law
Dr. Christian Strassberger

Voices of our clients

Mr. Martin Zeil from SLB LAW has advised and accompanied me as co-heiress in a very comprehensive case of a German born citizen domiciled in the USA with estate in Germany for almost 6 years. His profound expertise in inheritance law and of the European Regulation on Succession made it possible to find a very good result in this multi-national case. Particularly, my American lawyers and I appreciated very much his excellent command of the English language.
Lisa Clarke, Nevada, USA
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