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Construction Industry

The construction industry is booming. Residential building permits are distinctly on the rise. And no wonder – conditions in the investment markets couldn’t be more favorable for residential construction. Real estate experts also believe the German real estate market will remain sound, and rents are keeping pace with selling prices. Demand is also catching up with supply. Commercial construction and public works projects continue to see substantial growth rates as well.

But this upbeat mar­ket environ­ment by no means sig­ni­fies that com­pa­nies in the con­struc­tion indu­s­try can sit back and count on main­tai­ning their mar­ket posi­tion. The con­struc­tion indu­s­try has long been up against com­pe­ti­tors from other coun­tries, some of whom are pus­hing their way into the Ger­man mar­ket with pre­datory pri­cing. Like­wise, many Ger­man pro­vi­ders do a sub­stan­tial por­tion of their busi­ness in other coun­tries ­– and not just the giants in the indu­s­try, but many medium-sized firms and small spe­ci­alty out­fits as well.

The con­struc­tion indu­s­try also faces inc­rea­sing pro­fes­sio­nal chal­len­ges. Whe­ther pre­scri­bed by law, com­pel­led de facto by high energy pri­ces, or desi­red by a cli­ent – energy effi­ci­ency is a topic that no new con­struc­tion or remo­de­ling pro­ject can ignore. At the same time, this trend also crea­tes ways to stand out from the com­pe­ti­tion and score against low-end bids through qua­lity.

As a buil­ding con­trac­tor and crafts­man, you cle­arly have enough on your plate. We’ll be glad to work with you as a part­ner in legal and tax mat­ters, pro­vi­ding assi­s­tance with struc­tu­ring ques­ti­ons, nego­tia­ti­ons and imp­le­men­ta­tion. Leave the rest to us – from pay­roll acco­un­ting to finan­cial acco­un­ting to pre­pa­ring finan­cial sta­te­ments or your busi­ness and finan­cial plans. That saves you time and energy and gives you more free­dom to address the chal­len­ges of the future.

We can pro­vide you with relia­ble, mea­ning­ful figu­res thanks to our com­pre­hen­sive know­ledge of indu­s­try cha­rac­te­ristics and awa­re­ness of the mar­ket for­ces that are most important to you. Our team of acco­un­t­ants, audi­tors, tax advi­sors, attor­neys and cor­po­rate con­sul­tants can also help you out with more spe­ci­fic ques­ti­ons about busi­ness or finan­cial mana­ge­ment, taxes or legal mat­ters. That way you can find the best pos­si­ble solu­ti­ons for restruc­tu­ring or ownership struc­tu­res as well as for any buil­ding con­sor­ti­ums you con­s­i­der necessary or worthwhile.

Our ser­vices at a glance

  • Tax opti­miza­tion of pro­ject exe­cu­tion and pro­cess imp­le­men­ta­tion
  • Ongoing tax advice on all mat­ters of day-to-day busi­ness ope­ra­ti­ons
  • Finan­cial and pay­roll acco­un­ting for tax pur­po­ses, inclu­ding pre­pa­ra­tion of pay­ment tran­sac­ti­ons
  • Annual tax returns (inclu­ding annual finan­cial sta­te­ments and tax balance sheets) for all kinds of taxes and advance pay­ments (value added tax, pay­roll taxes)
  • Advice on defen­ding against pro­b­lems and asser­ting rights, inclu­ding assi­s­tance with tax audits as well as with appeals, law­suits and acti­ons for relief both in and out of court (tax courts of the Ger­man federal sta­tes, the Federal Tax Court, the Gene­ral Court of the Euro­pean Union and the Euro­pean Court of Justice)
  • Spe­cial advice on value added tax
  • Advice on struc­tu­res for land trans­fer tax
  • Tax advice per­ti­nent to suc­ces­sion plan­ning, inclu­ding inhe­ri­tance and gift tax issues
  • Vol­un­tary repor­ting of under-decla­ra­tion
  • Legal struc­tu­ring, draf­ting, and nego­tia­tion of con­tracts, inclu­ding
    • Archi­tect and engineer agree­ments
    • Prime con­trac­tor and gene­ral con­trac­tor agree­ments
    • Agree­ments with sub­con­trac­tors
    • Finan­cing and col­la­te­ral agree­ments
  • Advi­sing on con­struc­tion and plan­ning codes
  • Legal assi­s­tance with accept­ance walk-throughs and nego­tia­ti­ons
  • Claim mana­ge­ment
  • Opti­mi­zing busi­ness con­trol sys­tems in such mat­ters as cos­ting, cal­cu­la­ting con­struc­tion site ope­ra­ting pro­fit, or bil­ling for work, and espe­cially change order mana­ge­ment
  • Refi­ne­ment of struc­tu­ral and pro­ce­du­ral orga­niza­tion
  • Assi­s­tance and exe­cu­tion in M&A acti­vi­ties
  • Assi­s­tance with furt­her deve­lo­ping stra­te­gic busi­ness approa­ches
  • Iden­ti­fying poten­tial impro­ve­ments by deve­lo­ping plans for mea­su­res to enhance pro­fi­ta­bi­lity for each line of busi­ness, and assis­ting with imp­le­men­ta­tion where nee­ded
  • Expan­ding repor­ting sys­tems to create an up-to-date mana­ge­ment infor­ma­tion sys­tem
  • Set­ting up or refi­ning con­so­li­da­tion and plan­ning sys­tems
  • Pre­pa­ring finan­cing con­cepts and con­tac­ting poten­tial finan­cing insti­tu­ti­ons to cover needs for finan­cing and gua­ran­tees

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