Who helps whom – and how?

TAILORED SME CONSULTING
We offer tailor-made support in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as smaller corporations, their owners and partners, with personal and interdisciplinary services.

Our management, economic, tax and legal consulting expertise has been convincing clients for almost 20 years. With the holistic consulting approach we practice, we advise companies and entrepreneurs with the sound judgement required – fine-tuned for the client’s specific needs.

WHY CHOOSE BECKER & CO?
Our in-depth expertise in the craft trades, real estate sector, e-commerce and information technology (IT), we are among the leading consulting firms in these industries – both in the Rhine-Main-Neckar region and beyond its borders. Our organically assembled team and network of experts guarantee top-class and reliable comprehensive support for our clients, both nationally and internationally.


Who helps whom – and how?

TAILORED SME CONSULTING
We offer tailor-made support in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as smaller corporations, their owners and partners, with personal and interdisciplinary services.

Our management, economic, tax and legal consulting expertise has been convincing clients for almost 20 years. With the holistic consulting approach we practice, we advise companies and entrepreneurs with the sound judgement required – fine-tuned for the client’s specific needs.

WHY CHOOSE BECKER & CO?
Our in-depth expertise in the craft trades, real estate sector, e-commerce and information technology (IT), we are among the leading consulting firms in these industries – both in the Rhine-Main-Neckar region and beyond its borders. Our organically assembled team and network of experts guarantee top-class and reliable comprehensive support for our clients, both nationally and internationally.

BECKER & CO – A strategic network

PRACTICED COOPERATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY CONSULTING

Today's complex economic and tax law environment requires a consulting approach that goes far beyond classic tax consulting, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. We put this into practice through the collaborative partnership of specialists within our company network.


Internal and external community

COMPANIES
BECKER & CO comprises the following companies:

BECKER CONSULT GmbH
Management Consultants
Darmstadt | Rimbach

CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG
Wirtschafts- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
(Business and Tax Consultants)
Darmstadt | Rimbach

BECKER & Partner mbB
Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater
(Lawyers and Tax Consultants)
Frankfurt | Darmstadt | Rimbach

PARTNERS

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Dipl.-Kfm. StB CHRISTIAN BECKER

c.becker@b-co.tax
DARMSTADT +49 6151-38440-0
RIMBACH +49 6253-9802-0

CV
CHRISTIAN BECKER

Dipl.-Kfm. StB
Born in 1968 in Mosbach/Baden
Married, 3 children

Career
› Studied Business Administration at Mannheim University, majoring in Industrial Management, Business Taxation and Tax Law
› 1994: Graduated with ‘Diplom-Kaufmann’ degree
› Worked for big-four company in the auditing sector
› Worked at medium-sized auditing company in the auditing and tax consulting segment
› 1998: Appointment as Certified Tax Consultant
› 1999: Manager of a medium-sized auditing firm
› 2002: Self-employment – initially as partner in a joint tax consulting firm
› 2005: Acquisition of the tax consulting firm and continuation as an individual firm
› 2009: Founded CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG
› Since 2009: Managing Partner of CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG

Specializations
› Business consulting incl. financing arrangements
› Corporate restructuring and succession consulting
› Transaction consulting for SMEs and craft trade companies
› Production of annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements for companies of all legal structures
› Corporate taxation consulting

Focus industries
E-commerce
Software companies
Craft trades
Real estate industry
Freelancers

Other positions
› Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Compusoft Deutschland AG and Go2B AG
› Administrative board member of the St. Elisabeth Catholic parish, Rimbach
› Chairman of the Board of the Freunde der Lions im Weschnitztal e.V.


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Dipl.-Bw.(BA) StB FRANK LAUTENSCHLÄGER

f.lautenschlaeger@b-co.tax
RIMBACH +49 6253-9802-0

CV
FRANK LAUTENSCHLÄGER

Dipl.-Bw.(BA) StB
Born in 1978 in Lindenfels/Odw.
Single, 1 child

Career
› Studied Business Administration at Stuttgart University of Cooperative Education, majoring in Taxation and Auditing
› 2002: Graduated with a ‘Diplom-Betriebswirt (BA) / Bachelor of Arts’ degree
› Worked as Taxation Assistant in medium-sized tax consultancies, producing annual financial statements and advising on tax returns
› 2008: Appointment as Certified Tax Consultant
› Worked as tax consultant with a big four company, providing tax planning advice for international corporate structures
› 2011: Joined CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG as authorized signatory
› 2012: Managing Director and Partner in CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG

Specializations
› Producing annual financial statements and tax returns
› Audit support
› Taxation planning and advice on tax organization
› International tax consulting
› Advising non-profit organizations

Focus industries
Craft trades
Freelancers
E-commerce
Software companies
Associations and foundations


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StBin CHRISTINA MEIßNER

c.meissner@b-co.tax
RIMBACH +49 6253-9802-0

CV
CHRISTINA MEIßNER

Tax Consultant
Born 1978 in Haiger/ Lahn-Dill District
Married

Career

› 1998: Completed vocational training as Assistant Tax Accountant
› 2001: Completed vocational training as Certified Accountant (IHK)
› 1998 – 2008: Worked as Assistant Tax Accountant/Accountant (IHK) in medium-sized tax consulting firms
› 2009: Appointment as Certified Tax Consultant
› 2009 – 2012: Self-employed as a freelance associate in a medium-sized tax consulting firm
› 2013: Employed as tax consultant
at CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG
› 2016: Becomes Partner and Managing Director of
CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG

Specializations

› Production of annual financial statements and tax returns for companies of all legal forms
› Advice on inheritance and gift tax matters as well as tax-optimized succession planning
› Business administration consulting, including financing arrangements

Focus industries

E-commerce
Software companies
Craft trades
Freelancers

Other positions
› Employer representative in the Audit Committee for Education of Assistant Tax Accountants in Wetzlar


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Dipl.-Kfm. StB JOHANNES STROH

j.stroh@b-co.tax
DARMSTADT +49 6151-38440-0

CV
JOHANNES STROH

Dipl.-Kfm. StB
Born in 1986 in Heidelberg
Married

Career
› Studied Business Administration at Mannheim University, majoring in Banking Management, Business Taxation and Tax Law
› 2011: Graduated with a ‘Diplom-Kaufmann’ degree
› Worked for a big-four company in the fiscal transaction consultancy sector
› 2014: Appointment as Certified Tax Consultant
› Worked for medium-sized auditing firm in auditing and tax consulting
› Since 2019: Tax Consultant and Managing Director at CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG

Specializations
› Transaction consulting for SMEs
› Taxation and strategic business consulting for SMEs
› Taxation consulting on corporate taxation law and international taxation law
› Production of annual financial statements and tax returns

Focus industries

Wealth management
Business incubators and start-ups
Financial investors and business angels
Physicians and pharmacies


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RA JOACHIM MAISS

maiss@b-co.legal
FRANKFURT +49 69-299 2069-0

CV
JOACHIM MAISS

Lawyer
Born in 1954
Married, 1 child

Career
› Studied law at Heidelberg University, majoring in Foreign Public Law and International Law at the Max Planck Institute
› 1982 Completed Second State Examination in Law, admitted to German Bar as lawyer
› 1982-1987 Lawyer in Mannheim
› 1988-1997 Lawyer and Partner in Heidelberg, co-founder of a medium-sized commercial law firm
› 1998 -2002 Lawyer and Partner in Heidelberg after a merger with a national commercial law firm with eight offices throughout Germany
› 1998 -2002 Board Member of Association of European Lawyers.
› 1998 -2004 Legal support for real estate project in Denver, Colorado USA
› 2005-2014 Lawyer and Partner in a medium-sized commercial law firm in Frankfurt am Main
› 2014-2020 Lawyer and Senior Partner at Maiss Rechtsanwälte PartG with offices in Frankfurt and Darmstadt
› 2016 Founding and Board Member in Global Business Lawyers.
› Since 2018, Vice-President of Global Business Lawyers
› Since 2020 Lawyer and Partner at Becker & Partner mbB with offices in Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Rimbach

Specializations
› Legal advice and representation of German and foreign companies, specializing in cross-border transactions
› Advice and support for NATO members, specializing in German labor law and international taxation law
› Processing of inheritance and family law cases, specializing in international private law and the NATO Status of Forces Agreement

Focus industries
International commercial enterprises
Automotive supply industry
Military service providers
Self-employed

Other positions
› Since 2004, FIFA Players’ Agent in the Proprofil Agency


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RA CHRISTOPHER HUTZ

hutz@b-co.legal
DARMSTADT +49 6151-38440-0

CV
CHRISTOPHER HUTZ

Lawyer
Certified external data protection officer (DSC)
Born in 1982 in Bensheim
Married, 1 child

Career
› Studied Law at Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main
› Research Associate at leading commercial law-focused firms in Frankfurt/Main
› 2008: First State Examination in Law
› 2010: Second State Examination in Law
› As part of elective internship placement, completed traineeship at US law firm HBS P.C. in Atlanta/Georgia.
› 2011: Lawyer/Associate at two leading medium-sized law firms in Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse, specializing in labor law/general civil law/rental and real estate ownership law
› 2014: Partner at medium-sized commercial law-focused firm in Darmstadt
Successful completion of Specialist Legal Training on labor law
› Since 2020: Partner at Becker & Partner Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater mbB

Specializations
› LABOUR LAW:
· Advising national and international companies/private individuals on all areas of individual and collective labor law
· Case management and contracting
· Conciliation committee proceedings
· Corporate restructuring processes
› GENERAL CIVICL LAW – including contracting, claims management and case management
› DATA PRIVACY
› SPORTS LAW

Focus industries
Medium-sized companies
Start-ups
Software companies
Craft trades
Associations

Other positions
› Member of German Lawyers Association – Working group on sports law and Young Attorneys Forum
› Member of TU Darmstadt’s HIGHEST 1877 Club
› Managing Partner at dapex – data protection experts


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RA TIM STEININGER

steininger@b-co.legal
DARMSTADT +49 6151-38440-0

CV
TIM STEININGER

Lawyer, LL.M. (Cardiff)
Born in 1982 in Darmstadt
Married, 2 children

Career
› Studied law at Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main
Worked with leading commercial law-focused boutique firm in Frankfurt/Main
› 2008: First State Examination in Law
› 2010: Second State Examination in Law
› 2010-2011: Studied International Commercial Law at Cardiff University, Wales (UK)
› 2011: Lawyer and Senior Associate in big four law firm in the Corporate/M&A/Restructuring segment
› 2014: Partner in medium-sized commercial law-focused firm in Darmstadt
› 2014: Specialist course on commercial and corporate law
› 2017: Specialist course on IT law
› Since 2020: Partner at Becker & Partner Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater mbB

Specializations
› Corporate law, especially company formation, general business contracting at company and partner levels
› Company restructuring under the German Reorganization of Companies Act (Umwandlungsgesetz)
› Legal support for corporate transactions (M&A)
› Drafting and negotiating general operative contracts, e.g. joint ventures, terms and conditions etc.
› Support for and negotiation of investment rounds for start-ups
› Drafting and negotiating software contracts and other IT-sector contracts

Focus industries
E-commerce
Software companies
Craft trades
Freelancers

Other positions
› Managing Partner at dapex – data protection experts
› Member and former Board Member of the Junior Chamber for Darmstadt Southern Hesse


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Internal and external community

COMPANIES
BECKER & CO comprises the following companies:

BECKER CONSULT GmbH
Management Consultants
Darmstadt | Rimbach

CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG
Wirtschafts- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
(Business and Tax Consultants)
Darmstadt | Rimbach

BECKER & Partner mbB
Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater
(Lawyers and Tax Consultants)
Frankfurt | Darmstadt | Rimbach

PARTNERS

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Dipl.-Kfm. StB CHRISTIAN BECKER

c.becker@b-co.tax
DARMSTADT 06151-38440-0
RIMBACH +49 6253-9802-0

CV
CHRISTIAN BECKER

Dipl.-Kfm. StB
Born in 1968 in Mosbach/Baden
Married, 3 children

Career
› Studied Business Administration at Mannheim University, majoring in Industrial Management, Business Taxation and Tax Law
› 1994: Graduated with ‘Diplom-Kaufmann’ degree
› Worked for big-four company in the auditing sector
› Worked at medium-sized auditing company in the auditing and tax consulting segment
› 1998: Appointment as Certified Tax Consultant
› 1999: Manager of a medium-sized auditing firm
› 2002: Self-employment – initially as partner in a joint tax consulting firm
› 2005: Acquisition of the tax consulting firm and continuation as an individual firm
› 2009: Founded CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG
› Since 2009: Managing Partner of CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG

Specializations
› Business consulting incl. financing arrangements
› Corporate restructuring and succession consulting
› Transaction consulting for SMEs and craft trade companies
› Production of annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements for companies of all legal structures
› Corporate taxation consulting

Focus industries
E-commerce
Software companies
Craft trades
Real estate industry
Freelancers

Other positions
› Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Compusoft Deutschland AG and Go2B AG
› Administrative board member of the St. Elisabeth Catholic parish, Rimbach
› Chairman of the Board of the Freunde der Lions im Weschnitztal e.V.


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Dipl.-Bw.(BA) StB FRANK LAUTENSCHLÄGER

f.lautenschlaeger@b-co.tax
RIMBACH +49 6253-9802-0

CV
FRANK LAUTENSCHLÄGER

Dipl.-Bw.(BA) StB
Born in 1978 in Lindenfels/Odw.
Single, 1 child

Career
› Studied Business Administration at Stuttgart University of Cooperative Education, majoring in Taxation and Auditing
› 2002: Graduated with a ‘Diplom-Betriebswirt (BA) / Bachelor of Arts’ degree
› Worked as Taxation Assistant in medium-sized tax consultancies, producing annual financial statements and advising on tax returns
› 2008: Appointment as Certified Tax Consultant
› Worked as tax consultant with a big four company, providing tax planning advice for international corporate structures
› 2011: Joined CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG as authorized signatory
› 2012: Managing Director and Partner in CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG

Specializations
› Producing annual financial statements and tax returns
› Audit support
› Taxation planning and advice on tax organization
› International tax consulting
› Advising non-profit organizations

Focus industries
Craft trades
Freelancers
E-commerce
Software companies
Associations and foundations


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StBin CHRISTINA MEIßNER

c.meissner@b-co.tax
RIMBACH +49 6253-9802-0

CV
CHRISTINA MEIßNER

Tax Consultant
Born 1978 in Haiger/ Lahn-Dill District
Married

Career
› 1998: Completed vocational training as Assistant Tax Accountant
› 2001: Completed vocational training as Certified Accountant (IHK)
› 1998 – 2008: Worked as Assistant Tax Accountant/Accountant (IHK) in medium-sized tax consulting firms
› 2009: Appointment as Certified Tax Consultant
› 2009 – 2012: Self-employed as a freelance associate in a medium-sized tax consulting firm
› 2013: Employed as tax consultant
at CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG
› 2016: Becomes Partner and Managing Director of
CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG

Specializations
› Production of annual financial statements and tax returns for companies of all legal forms
› Advice on inheritance and gift tax matters as well as tax-optimized succession planning
› Business administration consulting, including financing arrangements

Focus industries
E-commerce
Software companies
Craft trades
Freelancers

Other positions
› Employer representative in the Audit Committee for Education of Assistant Tax Accountants in Wetzlar


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Dipl.-Kfm. StB JOHANNES STROH

j.stroh@b-co.tax
DARMSTADT +49 6151-38440-0

CV
JOHANNES STROH

Dipl.-Kfm. StB
Born in 1986 in Heidelberg
Married

Career
› Studied Business Administration at Mannheim University, majoring in Banking Management, Business Taxation and Tax Law
› 2011: Graduated with a ‘Diplom-Kaufmann’ degree
› Worked for a big-four company in the fiscal transaction consultancy sector
› 2014: Appointment as Certified Tax Consultant
› Worked for medium-sized auditing firm in auditing and tax consulting
› Since 2019: Tax Consultant and Managing Director at CH. BECKER GmbH & Co. KG

Specializations
› Transaction consulting for SMEs
› Taxation and strategic business consulting for SMEs
› Taxation consulting on corporate taxation law and international taxation law
› Production of annual financial statements and tax returns

Focus industries
Wealth management
Business incubators and start-ups
Financial investors and business angels
Physicians and pharmacies


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RA JOACHIM MAISS

maiss@b-co.legal
FRANKFURT +49 69-299 2069-0

CV
JOACHIM MAISS

Lawyer
Born in 1954
Married, 1 child

Career
› Studied law at Heidelberg University, majoring in Foreign Public Law and International Law at the Max Planck Institute
› 1982 Completed Second State Examination in Law, admitted to German Bar as lawyer
› 1982-1987 Lawyer in Mannheim
› 1988-1997 Lawyer and Partner in Heidelberg, co-founder of a medium-sized commercial law firm
› 1998 -2002 Lawyer and Partner in Heidelberg after a merger with a national commercial law firm with eight offices throughout Germany
› 1998 -2002 Board Member of Association of European Lawyers.
› 1998 -2004 Legal support for real estate project in Denver, Colorado USA
› 2005-2014 Lawyer and Partner in a medium-sized commercial law firm in Frankfurt am Main
› 2014-2020 Lawyer and Senior Partner at Maiss Rechtsanwälte PartG with offices in Frankfurt and Darmstadt
› 2016 Founding and Board Member in Global Business Lawyers.
› Since 2018, Vice-President of Global Business Lawyers
› Since 2020 Lawyer and Partner at Becker & Partner mbB with offices in Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Rimbach

Specializations
› Legal advice and representation of German and foreign companies, specializing in cross-border transactions
› Advice and support for NATO members, specializing in German labor law and international taxation law
› Processing of inheritance and family law cases, specializing in international private law and the NATO Status of Forces Agreement

Focus industries
International commercial enterprises
Automotive supply industry
Military service providers
Self-employed

Other positions
› Since 2004, FIFA Players’ Agent in the Proprofil Agency


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RA CHRISTOPHER HUTZ

hutz@b-co.legal
DARMSTADT +49 6151-38440-0

CV
CHRISTOPHER HUTZ

Lawyer
Certified external data protection officer (DSC)
Born in 1982 in Bensheim
Married, 1 child

Career
› Studied Law at Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main
› Research Associate at leading commercial law-focused firms in Frankfurt/Main
› 2008: First State Examination in Law
› 2010: Second State Examination in Law
› As part of elective internship placement, completed traineeship at US law firm HBS P.C. in Atlanta/Georgia.
› 2011: Lawyer/Associate at two leading medium-sized law firms in Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse, specializing in labor law/general civil law/rental and real estate ownership law
› 2014: Partner at medium-sized commercial law-focused firm in Darmstadt
Successful completion of Specialist Legal Training on labor law
› Since 2020: Partner at Becker & Partner Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater mbB

Specializations
› LABOUR LAW:
· Advising national and international companies/private individuals on all areas of individual and collective labor law
· Case management and contracting
· Conciliation committee proceedings
· Corporate restructuring processes
› GENERAL CIVICL LAW – including contracting, claims management and case management
› DATA PRIVACY
› SPORTS LAW

Focus industries
Medium-sized companies
Start-ups
Software companies
Craft trades
Associations

Other positions
› Member of German Lawyers Association – Working group on sports law and Young Attorneys Forum
› Member of TU Darmstadt’s HIGHEST 1877 Club
› Managing Partner at dapex – data protection experts


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RA TIM STEININGER

steininger@b-co.legal
DARMSTADT +49 6151-38440-0

CV
TIM STEININGER

Lawyer, LL.M. (Cardiff)
Born in 1982 in Darmstadt
Married, 2 children

Career
› Studied law at Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main
Worked with leading commercial law-focused boutique firm in Frankfurt/Main
› 2008: First State Examination in Law
› 2010: Second State Examination in Law
› 2010-2011: Studied International Commercial Law at Cardiff University, Wales (UK)
› 2011: Lawyer and Senior Associate in big four law firm in the Corporate/M&A/Restructuring segment
› 2014: Partner in medium-sized commercial law-focused firm in Darmstadt
› 2014: Specialist course on commercial and corporate law
› 2017: Specialist course on IT law
› Since 2020: Partner at Becker & Partner Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater mbB

Specializations
› Corporate law, especially company formation, general business contracting at company and partner levels
› Company restructuring under the German Reorganization of Companies Act (Umwandlungsgesetz)
› Legal support for corporate transactions (M&A)
› Drafting and negotiating general operative contracts, e.g. joint ventures, terms and conditions etc.
› Support for and negotiation of investment rounds for start-ups
› Drafting and negotiating software contracts and other IT-sector contracts

Focus industries
E-commerce
Software companies
Craft trades
Freelancers

Other positions
› Managing Partner at dapex – data protection experts
› Member and former Board Member of the Junior Chamber for Darmstadt Southern Hesse


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