Dr. Stephan Viskorf

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Together with Christoph Philipp, Stephan is head of the Munich Private Clients team.

The team specializes in providing holistic advice to high-net-worth individuals, especially family entrepreneurs and their mostly complex international asset structures. “Our clients can expect advice that comprehensively considers not only all legal aspects but - as our experience shows - also all personal aspects that family life itself, and the life of an entrepreneurial family in particular, entails.”

The Private Clients team therefore brings together specialists from the fields of corporate law, inheritance and family law and, above all, tax law in order to quickly and efficiently grasp all the individual needs of the clients and to be able to provide them with highly qualified advice.

Stephan has been working in the Private Clients area for 20 years. He is known for creative and pragmatic solutions to complex tax issues. Stephan is founder and managing director of the "Münchner Unternehmenssteuerforum" (Munich Corporate Tax Forum), editor of the handbook “Familienunternehmen in der Nachfolgeplanung" (Family Businesses in Succession Planning) and author of various commentaries, particularly on the relevant regulations regarding the valuation and tax exemption for business assets in the German Inheritance and Gift Tax Act (ErbStG), as well as in the German Valuation Act (BewG).



  • Joined POELLATH in 2007
  • Founding member and managing director of the Münchner Unternehmenssteuerforum (Munich Corporate Tax Forum) (www.muenchner-ustf.de)
  • Adjunct lecturer at the Institute of Tax Law, University of Muenster (2009-2016)
  • Associate at a major tax consultancy and audit company (2002-2007)
  • Admitted to bar in 2002, admitted as tax advisor in 2005
  • Studied in Muenster and London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
German, English
“a very good tax person (...)”
Chambers HNW Guide 2019
“He is very knowledgeable on inheritance tax and business allowances when dealing with succession matters.”
Chambers HNW Guide 2018


Dr. Stephan Viskorf
Attorney-at-Law, Tax Advisor (Germany)