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Karsten Seidel

Fax +49.(0)69.945.196.499

Karsten Seidel is a partner and tax advisor in the firm’s Frankfurt office and member of the Tax practice group. He advises on the legal and tax aspects of private wealth and estate planning, including trusts and foundations and related international tax issues. In addition, he has broad experience in property reorganizations, real estate transactions and tax-efficient structuring of real estate. One of his fields of activity is the taxation of the income from investment of capital. He also advises clients in penal proceedings for tax fraud and other tax offenses. Furthermore, he regularly works in tax audits and tax litigation procedures.

Mr. Seidel is frequently recommended for tax law by JUVE Handbuch 2015/16–2017/18, a leading German legal publication.

Professional Background

Mr. Seidel started his career in a local law firm in the north of Germany. Subsequently, he worked in the Tax department of Ernst & Young and, from 2005, at an English law firm based in Frankfurt before joining K&L Gates in March 2015.

He was admitted to the Bar in 1998 and has been a German Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater) since 2005. In 2001 he qualified as a Specialist Lawyer in Administrative Law and in 2002 he qualified for Tax Law.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Netzwerk der Finanz- und Erbschaftsplaner e.V.
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer in international tax law at the International School of Management
  • Regular presentations at inhouse and external events, e.g. Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut e.V. (DAI), European Business School (EBS), and Frankfurter Finanzplaner Forum

Additional Information

  • Since March 2007, Mr. Seidel has been a regular author for the monthly „Fuchsbriefe für Vermögensmanager“ newsletter (www.beraterfuchs.de)