Foundations and Non-Profit Organizations

POELLATH has many years of expertise in advising foundations and non-profit organizations. We advise benefactors and donors with philanthropic concerns. We also advise foundations and non-profit organizations active in the fields of science, art and culture, education, development cooperation and other areas.

We offer comprehensive legal and tax advice on the establishment, ongoing support of and structural changes to foundations and non-profit organizations. We advise investors who wish to invest in social enterprises or non-profit organizations.

Furthermore, we are able to provide comprehensive legal and tax advice in the field of social venture capital. Here we combine our existing expertise in foundations and non-profit organizations with the practical knowledge gained from our experts on private funds and mergers & acquisitions.

Our specialists are conversant with the economic, legal and tax framework requirements of foundations and nonprofit organizations. This competence comes not only from their advisory activities – many of our experts are themselves active as founders and/or committee members of charitable organizations.


  • Charitable Foundations

  • Non-Profit Organizations

  • Family Foundations

  • Succession Foundations

  • Foundation Litigation / Arbitration

  • Foundation Tax Law


  • Corporate Foundations

  • Foreign Foundations

  • Supporting Foundations

  • Art

  • Donations and Sponsoring

  • Impact Investing

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Foundation Governance