Dr Stephan Viskorf is a partner at P+P Pöllath + Partners in Munich.
He advises owners of family owned businesses and HNWI on issues of domestic and international estate and succession planning. He has significant experience in different legal systems and the difficulties that can arise when they do not match. Stephan works with many foreign clients either with German assets or with the intention to move (temporally) to Germany in order to avoid pitfalls like German tax residency and the multiple taxation of beneficiaries of foreign trusts due to German gift and income tax. He also advises settlors by setting up German foundations - tax-exempt organizations as well as private foundations. He is well recognized by independent rankings as a leading advisor in his areas of expertise.
Stephan studied in Muenster and London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) and was admitted to the bar in 2002 and as a tax advisor in 2005. He was an associate at a major tax consultancy and audit company, before he joined P+P in 2007.
Stephan has been lecturing at the University of Muenster's Institute of Tax Law since 2009. He is the co-founder and managing director of the Munich Corporate Tax Forum (Münchner Unternehmensteuerforum, www.muenchner-ustf.de). He is the author of numerous articles and publications and lectures frequently on inheritance tax law.