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Specialist fields

Our fields of activity

Inheritance Law / Probate Law


  • In case of disputes over wills: consulting and representation of heirs, legatees and persons entitled to a legal share
     
  • Drafting of testaments (wills, contracts of inheritance, corporate wills) in order to avoid contention
     
  • Financial provision for old age (drafting of patient's provisions, powers of attorney and further emergency planning)
     
  • Consultation in case of anticipated succession (transfer of assets during one's lifetime). Drafting of deeds of conveyance, estateplanning, planning of corporate succession
     
  • Planning of a tax compliant succession
     
  • Avoidance of claims to legal shares
     
  • Enforcement of claims to legal shares
     
  • Executorship, support service for executors
     
  • Administration of estates and family assets
     
  • Disputes in case of communities of heirs
     
  • Support in case of disputes over wills
     
  • Alternative dispute resolution in case of contentious claims
     
  • Drafting, preparation and guidance in case of corporate succession
     
  • Solutions in case of successions involving foundations
     
  • Establishment, consultation and representation of foundations
     
  • Questions in case of inheritance tax
     
  • Support in case of inheritance involving international inheritance law
Corporate Succession


Mr. Friedrich is a certified advisor in cases of corporate succession (ZentUma).

One of our focal points is a comprehensive consultation of entrepreneurs who wish to formulate a corporate succession and need assistance in the structuring and passing on of their assets to the next generation or to non-related third persons.

All aspects of a specific corporate situation (hereditary law, family law, corporate and fiscal law) are taken into account.

In keeping with your personal and economic objectives, we draw up a succession strategy geared to the needs of your company and your personal situation and supervise the realization  by preparing the relevant deeds and last wills.

Our focal points in detail:

Transfer of company to family members:
  • Counsel in cases of inheritance -, family -, corporate – and fiscal law
  • Company reorganisation before or after transfer
  • Financial backup of entrepreneur and spouse
  • Drafting and realization of company – and consultancy agreements
  • Marriage settlements, wills, contracts of inheritance, agreements in cases of renunciation of inheritance or legal share
  • Health care proxy documents

Transfer of company to non-family:
  • Sale of company (asset deal, share deal)
  • Lease of company
  • Third party involvement
  • Establishment of a foundation before or after inheritance
Tenancy Law and Condominium Act


  • Law of tenancy
     
  • Lease contracts

  • Utilities statements

  • Cancellation of lease contracts

  • Increase in rent

  • Defects and rent reduction

  • Refurbishment
Employment law


Mrs. Von Morstein is a lawyer with many years of experience in the field of employment law.

Individual labour law:
  • Protection of inventions by employees (e.g. compensation in case of inventions)
  • Employment law  (e.g. drafting of employment contracts)
  • Occupational safety and health (e.g. protection against sexual harassment)
  • Limited-term employment agreements (e.g. extention or limitation of employment contracts)
  • The right to professional education (e.g. trainee representation)
  • Employment protection (e.g. proceedings in cases of employment protection)
  • Service law (e.g. classification in BAT)
  • Part-Time Work Act (e.g. the right to part-time work)
  • Entitlement to paid leave (e.g. enforcement of holiday entitlement)
  • Rights of certificates (e.g. verification of employment reference letters)
Collective labour law:
  • Industrial constitution law  (e.g. negotiations in case of redundancy programmes)
  • Representation law (e.g. participation of staff council)
  • Rights of staff representation (e.g. participation of MAV)
  • Collective bargaining law (e.g. drafting of collective labour agreements)
Matrimonial and family law


  • Marriage

  • Civil union

  • Adoption law, especially adult adoption

  • Matrimonial property agreement

  • Consultation in advance of a matrimonial property agreement

  • System of marital property

  • Divorce

  • Maintenance during separation

  • Maintenance after divorce

  • Child support

  • Statutory pensions equalization

  • Equalization of accrued gains

  • Care

  • Curatorship

  • Guardianship

  • Impeachment of paternity

  • Child custody
Company, Partnership and Sole Trader


Commercial rights protection


  • Copyright

  • Warning because of copyright

  • Law on competition

  • Warning because of violation against the law of competition

  • Prohibitory action

  • Law of trademarks

 

General civil law and drafting of contracts


In all questions concerning general civil law we are your competent, specialized contact. In order to ensure a fast and economical enforcement of your interests, we will first of all try to reach an out-of-court settlement. In court cases we will be your qualified and experienced legal representative. Beyond that, our scope of action includes legal dunning, the obtaining of injunctions and law enforcement.

Especially:
  • Collection of claims
  • Contract law, drafting of contracts
  • Indemnity
  • Standard business terms

Additional legal fields & Other areas


  • Law enforcement

  • Receivership

  • Misdemeanours

  • Traffic law

  • Arbitration proceedings

  • Drafting of contracts