Non-profit status, 
Foundations & Trusts

"Helpful be the man, noble and good."

The focal points of our work here are

  • Establishment and restructuring of non-profit companies, foundations and associations
  • Representation of founders and boards of directors
  • Advice on classic issues such as the use of funds, liability,
  • Realignments and amendments to the Articles of Association

For centuries, foundations and associations have been indispensable pillars of the community and caring cooperation. It is therefore a privilege of THEMIS to provide comprehensive legal and tax advice and representation for the good and the non-profit sector for many years.

One focus here has always been on supporting church institutions and their associations, municipal institutions such as old people's homes and hospitals, as well as providing comprehensive support to foundations and associations in all legal and tax matters.

Foundations & Trusts

In the area of foundations and trusts, we benefit from our many years of expertise in assisting with asset succession.

Contact RA Dr. Hartung has been included in the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2010/2011 for the areas of art, foundations and high net worth individuals. He is an honorary board member of the foundation association Kuratorium Ludwig Windthorst (i.G.), a non-profit association for the promotion of students.

Foundation conception

  • Establishment of foundations of all kinds (legally capable, fiduciary, non-legally capable)
  • Structuring and outsourcing (including Betriebs-GmbH)
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate Foundation

Foreign foundations and trusts

  • Identification of suitable locations
  • Tax-optimised concepts
  • Establishment of family foundations in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland

Non for Profit and Charity

We have many years of experience and success in advising non-profit institutions on legal, tax and business management issues and have specialised knowledge and experience in advising old people's homes, hospitals and church and other social institutions.

We are happy to support charitable institutions with:

  • the monthly financial and payroll accounting
  • the preparation of an annual balance sheet and profit and loss account as well as annual financial statements
  • Restructuring (e.g. exit from TVöD, establishment of non-profit operating companies)
  • Reorganisations (negotiations with creditors, support for realignment and consolidation)
  • Contractual arrangements and accompanying negotiations (care rates, authorities, banks)
  • Optimisation of the organisational structure
  • Organisation of fundraising and donation management
  • Introduce and maintain cost accounting
  • Cost controlling

Association law

  • Establishment and comprehensive legal and fiscal support of non-profit associations, foundations, foundation associations and community foundations
  • Liability of directors, expulsion proceedings
  • Advice and representation of Catholic associations and federations (references)

Non-profit law

  • Use of funds
  • Tax recognition of charitable activities and their institutions
  • Creation of appropriate non-profit structures

Advising and representing (also municipal) foundations under public law, in particular hospitals and retirement homes

Topics: Exit from TVöD and further measures to secure the future

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for Charities, Foundations & Trusts

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Head Office in Munich: GalerieKanzlei im Platzl 5, 80331 Munich, Germany