• LHP Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater - Ihre Fachanwälte rund um das Thema Steuern
  • Dr. Jörg Luxem: Rechtsanwalt, Steuerberater, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht, Testamentsvollstrecker - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Dr. Jörg Luxem

    • Attorney at Law
    • Tax Adviser
    • Specialist attorney for tax law:
    • Company law, inheritance law, company acquisitions, mercantile law, commercial law mediator
    • Partner within the meaning of PartGG 
  • Dr. Ingo Heuel: Rechtsanwalt, Steuerberater, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht, Zertifizierter Berater für Steuerstrafrecht (DAA) - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Dr. Ingo Heuel

    • Attorney at Law
    • Tax Adviser
    • Tax law specialist in Cologne
    • Criminal Tax Law (Criminal Tax Proceedings, Voluntary Self-Disclosure in Cases of Tax Fraud)
    • Partner within the meaning of PartGG 
  • Roswitha Prowatke: Rechtsanwältin, Steuerberaterin, Fachanwältin für Steuerrecht, LL.M. Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, Zertifizierte Beraterin für Steuerstrafrecht (DAA)

    Roswitha Prowatke

    • Attorney at Law
    • Tax Adviser
    • Tax law specialists:
    • LL.M (Commercial Criminal Law) in Cologne
    • Criminal tax law (voluntary self-disclosure in cases of tax fraud, criminal proceedings for tax offences), liability law and law on fees for tax advisers
    • Partner within the meaning of PartGG 
  • Lars Kelterborn: Rechtsanwalt, Steuerberater, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht, Dipl.-Finw. (FH), Fachberater für Internationales Steuerrecht

    Lars Kelterborn

    • Attorney at Law, Tax Adviser and Tax Law Specialist in Cologne
    • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (University of Applied Sciences)
    • Audits, tax investigation, tax fraud, voluntary self-disclosure and international tax law
    • Partner within the meaning of PartGG 
  • Kestutis Rudzika: Advokatas (Rechtsanwalt), Spezialist für Internationales Steuerrecht, Verrechnungspreis-Experte - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Kestutis Rudzika

    • Attorney at Law
    • Transfer pricing expert
    • Certified Tax Expert International Taxation
    • Partner not within the meaning of PartGG [German Law on Partnership Companies]
  • Christian Borschel: Angestellter Rechtsanwalt und Steuerberater, Dipl.-Kfm., Gesellschafts- und Steuerrecht, M&A und Umstrukturierungen - LWP Rechtsanwälte

    Christian Borschel

    • Associate lawyer and tax adviser
    • Diplm.-Kaufmann (MBA equivalent)
    • M&A and restructuring measures
    • Corporate succession
    • International tax law
  • Frank Schürholz: Steuerberater, Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Frank Schürholz

    • Tax adviser
    • Degree in Business Management (University of Applied Sciences)
    • Tax return consultancy
    • Individual and consolidated financial statements
    • Business management consultancy
    • Start-up counselling
    • (Digital) financial accounting
    • Payroll accounting
  • Dirk Beyer: Angestellter Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht, ehemaliger Sachgebietsleiter für Betriebsprüfung und Steuerfahndung - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Dirk Beyer

    • Associate
    • Attorney at Law
    • Tax law specialist in Cologne
    • Audits, tax investigation, tax fraud, voluntary self-disclosure - former head of the audit and tax investigation department
  • Dorothea Luxem-Groß: Angestellte Rechtsanwältin, Mediatorin - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Dorothea Luxem-Groß

    • Associate
    • Attorney at Law
    • Mediator
  • Dr. Isabell Matthey: Angestellte Rechtsanwältin, Fachanwältin für Steuerrecht, LL.M. Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Dr. Isabell Matthey

    • Associate
    • Attorney at Law
    • Specialist attorneys for tax law:
    • LL.M. (commercial and tax law)
    • Audits, tax investigation, tax fraud and voluntary self-disclosure
  • Sarah Harink: Angestellte Rechtsanwältin, LL.M. Steuerrecht, Fachanwältin für Steuerrecht - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Sarah Harink

    • Associate
    • Attorney at Law
    • LL.M. in tax law
    • Tax law specialist
  • Dr. Thomas Stemmler: Rechtsanwalt, Freier Mitarbeiter - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Dr. Thomas Stemmler

    • Contract Attorney
  • Jennifer Stang: Angestellte Rechtsanwältin, Steuerrecht und Steuerstrafrecht - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Jennifer Stang

    • Associate
    • Attorney at Law
  • Linda Konken: Angestellte Steuerberaterin, Fachberaterin für Internationales Steuerrecht, Dipl.-Kffr. - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Linda Zopes

    • Associate
    • Tax Adviser
    • M.Sc. Business
  • Verena Hellmund

    • Commercial lawyer
    • General civil law, contract design/contract review, family-owned companies
  • Katharina Heigl: Angestellte Steuerberaterin, Fachberaterin für Unternehmensnachfolge (DStVO e. V.) - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Katharina Heigl

    • Associate
    • Tax adviser
    • Corporate tax, accounting, ongoing tax advice
  • Dorothée Gierlich: Angestellte Rechtsanwältin, Fachanwältin für Steuerrecht, Fachanwältin für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Dorothée Gierlich

    • Associate
    • Attorney at Law
    • Tax law specialist
    • Commercial and company law specialist
  • Philipp Stegmann: Angestellter Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Erbrecht, LL.M. (Unternehmensnachfolge, Erbrecht und Vermögen/Wealth Management) - LHP Rechtsanwälte

    Philipp Stegmann

    • Associate lawyer
    • Inheritance law specialist
    • LL.M. (Company succession, inheritance law and wealth management)
  • Martin Wölky: Angestellter Steuerberater, M.Sc.

    Martin Wölky

    • Associate tax adviser
    • International tax law
  • Jan Rehorst: Rechtsanwalt, Steuerberater, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht

    Jan Rehorst

    • Attorney at Law
    • Tax Adviser
    • Specialist attorney for tax law
    • Contract lawyer

Your Attorneys, Tax Law Specialists and Tax Advisers in Cologne & Zurich

LHP Attorneys Tax Advisers is a Cologne-based law firm operating throughout Germany and specialising in the field of criminal tax law, tax disputes and tax structuring. We have successfully advised our clients in these fields for almost 20 years. In addition, in the context of our tax-related legal advice, we advise companies and entrepreneurs, as well as private individuals, in questions of company-law structuring or asset succession focussing on optimal inheritance-tax designs. Our high degree of specialisation ensures that we can fulfil both our own and our clients' high-quality requirements. We are attorneys, tax advisers, tax law specialists, certified criminal tax law advisers, expert consultants in international tax law and business mediators. 

Specialisation ensures the highest possible quality for our clients

Awards: We do not only satisfy our clients' demands. Our awards, which are based on recommendations by colleagues, confirm our counselling approach based on the principle of having, at least, two advisers.

Reliability: Should you need help immediately - as is often the case in criminal tax law - we make sure that you get an appointment quickly (in urgent cases usually on the same day). 

Specialisation: Because of our high level of specialisation we are familiar with all developments and details within the relevant individual legal fields. We regularly publish articles in the relevant specialist journals and make presentations at the relevant conferences.

Disputed tax law - tax dispute and legal protection

Our specialist lawyers for tax law advise you in all tax matters in the enforcement of your tax claims. This is especially the case in contentious tax audits and lawsuits before the fiscal courts and appeals before the Federal Fiscal Court. Our tax attorneys look back on up to 20 years of practical experience in tax law and competently support your tax concerns.

Criminal tax law - tax evasion and tax avoidance

LHP Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater are specialists in tax law with a long-standing focus on criminal tax law with an emphasis on voluntary disclosure. We offer qualified advice on criminal tax law throughout Germany and represent our clients as criminal defense attorneys in court. Our attorneys have many years of experience, a high level of expertise in tax law and criminal tax law, as well as the ability to assert themselves in criminal tax proceedings.

International tax law - cross-border issues

As tax lawyers and tax consultants specializing in international tax law (Fachberater für Internationales Steuerrecht), we advise companies and private individuals on the optimal tax structuring of international activities and restructuring, the optimization of payment flows taking into account German and international tax law and the relevant double taxation agreements, advise on transfer pricing or inheritance and gift tax issues with cross-border implications. 

Tax structuring - tax optimization and tax avoidance

The legally secure and tax-optimized structuring of desired changes in corporate structures or private asset relationships is in safe hands with our team of attorneys, specialists in tax law and in commercial and corporate law, as well as tax consultants. In particular, as consultants for international tax law, we specialize in cross-border issues of tax structuring.

Tax-related legal advice - corporate law, commercial law & mediation

LHP Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater provide advice in matters of contract law and in matters of corporate and company law. With our team of lawyers, tax law specialists, business mediators and tax advisors, we support clients, among other things, in setting up a company, amending articles of association, restructuring companies or expanding companies (M&A). In cases of shareholder disputes, we stand by your side as trained mediators and business mediators or disputing lawyers. We advise you on the establishment of foundations and support you in the ongoing legal and fiscal management of the foundation.

Inheritance law and succession for private individuals and companies

As attorneys for inheritance law and tax advisors, we are competent partners for both private individuals and companies in all legal and tax-related questions of asset succession. In addition to providing advice on inheritance law, we also focus on the settlement of estates. We advise you comprehensively and competently in all questions concerning the assertion of your claims as heir, beneficiary of a compulsory portion or legatee and are available as executor of a will if required.

Currently in focus: cryptocurrencies

As lawyers and tax advisors as well as specialist lawyers for tax law and criminal law, we have experience in tax structuring and legal advice in connection with the taxation of cryptocurrencies as well as in criminal tax proceedings. We competently assist you in all matters related to crypto assets and also offer the service of cryptocurrencies tax consulting.

Exclusive know-how in working with the tax office and the tax authority

As attorneys, tax advisers and tax law specialists, as well as former tax officers, LHP Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater have very exclusive know-how in dealing with tax authorities and, in particular, the tax offices and the tax investigation department. A number of pitfalls have to be avoided, in particular, in litigation before the fiscal court and the Federal Fiscal Court. The same also applies to criminal tax proceedings. The latter require extensive and detailed knowledge of internal processes within the administration, of tax law and criminal law. In these cases, experts who are only tax advisers or who are only lawyers sometimes reach their limits. Because of our long-standing experience on both sides of the negotiation table, we can, as a rule, achieve excellent results for our clients. 

Do you need an appointment with a lawyer and tax adviser in Cologne?

In urgent cases (e.g. during a house search by the tax investigation department), you can get an appointment with a lawyer or tax law expert and tax adviser in Cologne at short notice - usually on the same day - at 0221/390977-0. During a first meeting, we can usually provide the client with an evaluation of his/her legal situation and an outlook regarding possible further proceedings. In this context, our counselling approach is based on transparency and honesty, i.e. in case success is less likely, we directly address this fact and point out the risks in existence. Sometimes, a personal visit is not possible. Therefore, an appointment can also be made via Skype. Simply talk to us.

Being right is not enough - we make sure that you win your case.

You must win your case. Our attorneys and tax advisers in Cologne are specialists and renowned experts in tax law disputes, criminal tax law and structuring counselling. We have obtained the necessary additional qualifications as tax advisers and/or tax law specialists and also have long experience, especially in proceedings before the fiscal courts and as defence lawyers in criminal tax proceedings. In addition, as lawyers, tax advisers or tax law specialists, our former tax officials know how "the other side" works.

We also advise colleagues (as tax advisers and lawyers)

Colleagues (tax advisers and lawyers) appreciate our advice in those cases which are not part of their day-to-day work. We are pleased to provide them with our special skills as partners - and not as competitors. This applies, in particular, in cases from the fields of litigation before fiscal courts, criminal tax law (in particular in defending criminal tax proceedings), professional third-party liability and fee issues as well as expert reports and structuring proposals regarding specific legal and tax issues. Upon request, we offer colleagues client protection and act behind the scenes. 

LHP: Attorneys at Law, Tax Law Specialists, Tax Advisers PartmbB


An der Pauluskirche 3-5, 50677 Cologne,
Telephone: +49 221 39 09 770


Tödistrasse 53, CH-8027 Zurich,
Telephone: +41 44 212 3535

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