For more than 20 years, Attorney Stefan Winheller has been specializing in tax law. He advises and represents charitable and non-charitable foundations as well as other nonprofit organizations. He supports wealthy private individuals in Germany and abroad, companies and the public sector in the establishment of foundations, asset structuring and business succession planning.
In addition, he supports companies and entrepreneurs, especially those with blockchain-based business models and/or substantial crypto assets, in establishing a tax-optimized asset and business structure (foundation models, foundation holdings, GmbH holdings, asset protection) and in international tax law regarding questions on international tax structuring and optimization - often also in an international, cross-border context.
Stefan Winheller is regularly publishing articles in specialist books and magazines on his areas of expertise. He is the initiator and co-editor of the first commentary on nonprofit law published by the renowned German legal publishing house Nomos. Furthermore, he worked as a lecturer and speaker, e.g. for the Abbe Institute for Foundation Studies at the University in Jena and the University of Münster for the master's degree in “Nonprofit Management and Governance”.
Stefan Winheller is a business angel and early investor for startup companies, especially in the tech sector. For more than seven years, he has been CEO of the American nonprofit organization American Friends of Germany, Inc., which supported German nonprofit organizations in their fundraising activities in the USA until the end of 2012.
As founder and managing partner of WINHELLER, Stefan Winheller is in charge of the strategic direction and development of the law firm. He is married and has three children.