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Stefan Winheller, German Attorney at Law, LL.M. Tax (USA), Certified Specialist for Tax Law
Stefan Winheller, German Attorney at Law, LL.M. Tax (USA), Certified Specialist for Tax Law

Stefan Winheller

German Attorney at Law, LL.M. Tax (USA), Certified Specialist for Tax Law

As a certified tax law specialist, Attorney Stefan Winheller primarily advises German and foreign charitable organizations and foundations on tax law, the law of nonprofit organizations as well as the law of charitable giving and international grant-making. Drawing on his extensive experience in nonprofit law, he has acted as legal and tax counsel to major nonprofit organizations in and outside Germany and advises foreign charities establishing branches or subsidiaries in Germany.

Stefan Winheller also advises national and international high net-worth clients regarding the establishment and use of foundations for succession planning and the management of business and private assets. In addition, he advises international corporations regarding international tax law, tax planning and tax optimization.

Attorney Winheller studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bielefeld, Speyer and Cologne, where he majored in tax law. After being admitted to the German Bar, he completed his postgraduate studies in U.S. tax law as a merit scholarship recipient at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and received his LL.M. in Taxation degree “with honors.” During his stay in the U.S., Stefan Winheller focused his studies on the taxation of U.S. nonprofit organizations and foundations as well as international tax law. In his dissertation-thesis, he compared the nonprofit tax laws of Germany and the U.S. For more than seven years, he was the CEO of American Friends of Germany, Inc., a former U.S.-based charity that supported the U.S. fundraising efforts of German charities.

Stefan Winheller volunteers as deputy chairman of the foundation board of the charitable Karg Stiftung, which dedicates its work to the promotion of gifted children and adolescents. He has published numerous articles and is a sought-after lecturer for events concerning nonprofit and tax law. Organizations for which he has lectured include DATEV e.G., the Tax School Dr. Endriss and the Abbe Institute for Foundations of the University of Jena, Germany. Attorney Winheller is also an adjunct professor at the University of Münster and has been a lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law for several years. As founder, sole shareholder and managing partner of WINHELLER, he is in charge of the strategic and international development of the firm.

Practices

References

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
    Legal backing of the BMBF in the establishment of various German Health Research Centres (DZG) and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)
  • Caritasverband Frankfurt e.V.
    Ongoing advice and expert valuation on the association's articles as well as nonprofit issues
  • FC Gelsenkirchen Schalke 04 e.V.
    Legal advice on various issues concerning the law of associations and nonprofit law
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Zelltherapie und Immunologie
    Nonprofit law advice related to various research facilities
  • Hubert Burda Stiftung
    Comprehensive revisions of the statute, agreements regarding forwarding of funds, staff contracts
  • Islamic Relief Worldwide (UK) und Islamic Relief – Humanitäre Organisation in Deutschland e.V
    Consultancy relating to comprehensive corporate restructuring of the globally operating Islamic relief organizations
  • Landesstiftung "Miteinander in Hessen"
    Ongoing tax advice and drafting of contracts regarding refugee aid projects
  • Steuerberaterverband Hessen e.V.
    Tax and legal advice on issues of legal structure and brand licensing problems

Publications

  • Corporate Tax Germany, Stefan Winheller, in: Foreign Tax and Trade Briefs, Lexis Nexis
  • Individual Income Tax, Stefan Winheller (Co-Autor), in: Foreign Tax and Trade Briefs, Lexis Nexis

full list of publications

Associations and Volunteering

Languages

German, English

News

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For the fourth time in a row WINHELLER receives the award for the field of tax law.

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Comprehensive legal assistance of the license holder of the Filly toys known and distributed worldwide (corporate, licensing, tax).

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Comprehensive legal assistance of the license holder of the Filly toys known and distributed worldwide (corporate, licensing, tax).

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Advising the nonprofit foundation (Germany's first crypto foundation) on its establishment as a hybrid foundation and equipping it with IOTA tokens.

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Advising the nonprofit foundation (Germany's first crypto foundation) on its establishment as a hybrid foundation and equipping it with IOTA tokens.

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Successful negotiations on sponsoring and cooperation agreements with one of Germanys biggest labor unions.

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Successful negotiations on sponsoring and cooperation agreements with one of Germanys biggest labor unions.

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Awards

Juve Award Legal 500 Germany 2019 azur100: Top Employer for Lawyers 2018
Focus Top Law Firm 2018