Dr. Katharina Gollan, LL.M.

+49 (30) 25353-132 call
Associated Partner


Katharina’s clients include major foundations and non-profit organizations in Germany and abroad. She covers the entire spectrum of foundation and non-profit advisory – from the establishment of foundations to project structuring and investment of assets to advice on disputes with governing bodies. She is listed in rankings as a leader in this field. Another focus of her activity is succession consulting. As a member of the legislative committee on inheritance law of the German Bar Association, she is a rapporteur for the reform of foundation law.

  • Private Clients
    • Family-owned Companies
    • High-Net-Worth Individuals
    • Foundations and Trusts
    • Succession
    • Tax Planning / Structuring
    • Dispute Resolution
  • Tax
    • Succession Tax Planning
  • Foundations and Non-Profit Organizations
    • Charitable Foundations
    • Non-Profit Organizations
    • Family Foundations
    • Foundation Litigation / Arbitration
    • Impact Investing


  • Joined POELLATH in 2007
  • Member of the Inheritance Law Committee of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein) (anwaltverein.de)
  • Academic assistant of the Institute for Foundation Law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (Ph.D.; awarded the W. Rainer Walz prize of Bucerius Law School 2009)
  • Admitted to bar in 2005; specialist lawyer for tax law since 2012; specialist lawyer for inheritance law since 2021
  • Studied law in Erlangen, Rennes (France), Munich and Muenster (LL.M. 2009)
German, English, French
“Thank you so much for your work. You did such a great job with everything! If I need help again, I'll be in touch.”
“smart, thoughtful, and technically excellent”
JUVE Handbuch Steuerrecht/JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien
“proven expert in foundation and non-profit law”
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien
“is another ‘extremely active contact for foundations and non-profit organizations”
The Legal 500 Germany


Dr. Katharina Gollan (née Eichler), LL.M.
Associated Partner
Attorney-at-Law | Specialist lawyer for tax law; Specialist lawyer for inheritance law (Germany)
katharina.gollan@pplaw.com +49 (30) 25353-132 +49 (30) 25353-999
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