Foundation law

Our experts have extensive practical experience in the area of foundation law and have been advising prestigious family foundations and renowned non-profit foundations for many years. Our clients rely on us to prepare legally sound declarations of foundation that are in line with their personal needs and goals, and to provide ongoing advice and support to private and non-profit foundations.

Foundation Check for private foundations

The Foundation Check, jointly developed by LeitnerLaw and LeitnerLeitner, examines both the civil and tax law structure of private foundations – efficiently, reliably, without red tape, and from a single source. This will give you certainty as to whether your private foundation still fulfils its purpose and whether it is the right organizational form for your personal needs and goals. The Foundation Check is an effective tool for foundation bodies to find ways of avoiding liability. It has proven to be particularly useful in our ongoing consulting activities, as it allows us to present the requested information quickly and in a compact form.

In order to ensure that our clients get the best possible advice and support, we work closely with our cooperation partner LeitnerLeitner and with selected law firms and tax consultancies abroad. In addition, we cooperate with renowned experts from the university sector and regularly exchange information on proposed legislation, current case law, and relevant issues – for the direct benefit of our clients.

Our areas of expertise

Private foundations

  • Legal advice and support in the establishment of private foundations inter vivos and causa mortis

  • Review of declarations of foundation within the scope of our Foundation Check

  • Redrafting of declarations of foundation

  • Ongoing legal support for private foundations

  • Legal advice for founders, beneficiaries, and foundation bodies

  • Legal advice on exiting a foundation (e.g. conversion, dissolution, etc.)

  • Establishment of sub-foundations

  • Preparing meetings of foundation bodies

Non-profit foundations under the Austrian Federal Foundation and Fund Act 2015

  • Legal advice and support when establishing non-profit foundations

  • Ongoing legal support for non-profit foundations

  • Amendment and adaptation of declarations of foundation

  • Legal advice for founders and foundation bodies

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