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Donhauser Law advises national and international clients with a focus on business law, tax law and litigation.
As an attorney for startups, Daniel Donhauser and his team advise on founding, financing, growth and exit with a focus on value enhancement.
Daniel Donhauser advises on all matters of legal design, structuring and disputes. Learn more about Daniel Donhauser.
We structure not only deals, but the entire venture.
We regularly advise family offices, venture capital funds, M&A investors, founders, start-ups, medium-sized companies, private clients, employers, employees, managing directors, shareholders, board members as well as supervisory board members and bring the right consulting approach for everyone.Arrange appointment
We have made it our mission to make the kind of advice, quality and workflow from major international law firms available to a wider audience through digital and modern ways of working.
As a young, digital entity with deep expertise in business law and a modern business model, we see ourselves as a task force among law firms: fast, efficient, acting from close quarters.
Our advantage and greatest asset is our focus on individual areas of law and their overlap, the current legal situation and, of course, the needs of our clients. We do not deal with everything, but with the essentials.
Our team consists of experienced experts with backgrounds from leading law firms, so it is natural for us to always go the extra mile.
We not only provide effective decision-making support, but actively help shape it. With a digital approach, we provide consulting throughout Germany in the following areas and industries:
We do not deal with everything, but only with the essentials.
• Partnership agreements
• Shareholder agreements (vesting, tag/drag, IP transactions etc.)
• Corporate actions
• Shareholders' meetings
• Shareholder disputes
• Corporate governance
• Corporate housekeeping
• Corporate acquisitions
• Holding structures
• Venture Capital Financing
• Participation agreements
• Share transfers
• Option rights (put / call)
• Splitting of operations
• Contribution & spin-off of commercial operations
• Tax law issues regarding EStG, GewStG, KStG, UStG
• Structuring and optimization of assets and income sources
• Tax implications on inheritance law, gifts, family law
• Appeals against tax assessments
• Consulting for managing directors regarding
• Managing director liability
• Status determination procedure
• Employee stock options such as
- Employee stock options (ESOP)
- Virtual stock options (VSOP)
- Profit participation rights
• Management intensification
• Managing director service contracts
• Equity participation of later co-founders
• Termination agreements
• Severance payments
• Employer Consulting & Employee Consulting
• Dismissal Protection
• Contracts & Agreements
- Ongoing Consulting
- Salary claims
Donhauser Law advises national and international clients with a focus on corporate law, employment law, tax law and litigation.
We pursue a partner-based and lean consulting approach. Mandates are handled by an efficient, small and powerful team. The focus is on optimization and design, which is characterized by a few heads thinking intensively about your problem and reducing overhead.
We advise on all transactions related to financing rounds and the acquisition of equity stakes in companies, as well as on the acquisition or sale of a company. We have in-depth industry knowledge in the areas of tech, media, health care & life sciences.
We undertake legal & financial due diligence, manage the transaction, prepare a risk assessment report and assist in purchase price allocation
With expertise in corporate law, tax law and employment law, Donhauser advises investors, founders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, managing directors and shareholders on transactions and all forms of legal structuring.
Our value add is strategic and interdisciplinary consulting for start-ups, growth, financing rounds, employee ownership and exits.To Donhauser Start-Up Consulting
In the Private Clients area, the focus is on providing comprehensive advice to high net worth individuals, in particular family entrepreneurs and their usually complex asset structures, and therefore combines the areas of corporate law, civil law and, above all, tax law in order to be able to efficiently record all individual needs and provide strategic advice.
Our value add is strategic and interdisciplinary advice on investments, assets and the integration of companies.
Donhauser advises and represents your interests in and out of court before all courts, in particular in labor law, commercial & corporate law disputes, as well as in cases of infringement of intellectual property rights.
Our value add is the depth of expertise in selected areas of law and the overlap that we handle argumentatively in litigation.
Donhauser Law offers an external legal counsel service for companies in the growth phase. This combined legal advice with business consulting and helps to make error-free decisions.
Learn everything you need to know about founding, financing, growing and exiting your company in the coaching.
Whether you are a sole proprietor, founder, startup or scaleup, each phase has its own chapter in the Venture Classroom, with many individual videos.
"I solve legal problems before they arise, ensuring optimal growth and higher company valuations! The legal system should be a support for you and secure growth instead of putting obstacles in your way. That's why, unlike many other consultants, I support by design. With a strategic and solution-oriented approach, combining relevant areas of law, as well as my experience from top-level international law firms, I can provide you with the advice you need."Book appointmentLearn more