Tax consultancy, legal counselling, auditing, consultancy regarding business start-ups, corporate succession and consulting – benefit from our comprehensive advisory services
Counselling “from a single source” is carried out via the interdisciplinary cooperation of our auditors, tax consultants, and lawyers and with a selection of collaborating partners. Benefit from our over 45 years of experience and more than 50 employees, who are always at your service to deal with any questions relating to our whole range of services.
As a prestigious business group made up of tax consultants, auditors, lawyers and business consultants in the Cologne / Bonn / Rhein-Sieg region, the BWLC Group offers SMEs counselling services focussing on:
BWLC focus of advice
- Company succession
- International tax law
- Restructuring / tax planning
- Tax consultancy in the mergers and acquisitions field
- Consultancy regarding business start-ups
- Tax consultancy
- Legal counselling
- Financial auditing
- Business consultancy
- Marketing and design
Attorney at Law Katharina Winand, born in 1967, is the managing partner of BWLC tax consultancy partnership.
Since 1997, she has worked as a lawyer with colleagues in a law firm in Rheinbach. From the year 2000, she maintained her own law firm in Bonn and was also 4 years as a lawyer in a Handwerksinnung in Cologne active. Here she was also chair of the arbitration board for building law disputes and disputes with the trainees.
At the beginning of 2015, she joined the BWLC.
Ms. Katharina Winand is a certified executor and deals with inheritance and property succession law in daily practice. Its activities also include extensive successor designs of medium-sized companies taking into account the actions to be taken under company law and the inheritance regulations to be drafted accordingly. Ms Winand supports her clients in the drafting of lifetime transfers of assets as well as in the drafting of wills. It also assists in the preparation of donation agreements with, for example, contractual imputation and compensation provisions, in the design of pension and caring authorities as well as in the preparation of living wills.
In the event of death, Ms Winand and her colleagues take over the essential measures for the survivors, such as
- the sighting of the estate and investigations into accounts and deposits, also abroad,
- the application and correction of inheritance and other documents,
- the renunciation of inheritances,
- the contestation of wills,
- the calculation of compulsory portion claims,
- the administration of heir communities and their conflicts,
- the execution of the will.
In addition, her further expertise lies in the field of labor law – and especially in advising entrepreneurs on all labor law issues.
Ms. Winand regularly gives lectures on corporate and asset succession – often together with her colleague and specialist adviser for corporate succession, Harald Braschoß, who sheds light on the special tax features of the joint lecture events.
In 2014, she worked as an author on the book Accident / Coma / Death, Side Effect Bankruptcy.
Dipl.-Betriebswirtin Karin Kinnart
After successful completion of the examination to become a legal clerk, tax clerk and tax specialist, Ms. StB Karin Kinnart completed her studies in business administration at the Administrative and Business Academy of the University of Cologne in the 1999 calendar year. Later followed the exam to the tax consultant.
In the 2000 calendar year, she joined the tax consultancy firm Dipl. Kfm. Harald Braschoß, where she first worked as a team leader. With the merger of several law firms into the BWC in 2003, she took over the management of the Niederkassel office, where she worked from 01.01.2003 to 30.06.2005.
Ms. StB Karin Kinnart has been Managing Partner of BWLC since 01.01.2013 and Head of the Siegburg branch.
Her main area of responsibility within the scope of this activity includes advising small and medium-sized enterprises.
Frau StB Anna Thimm hat bereits während ihres Studiums mit dem Schwerpunkt Steuerrecht, Praxiserfahrung durch diverse Praktika bei den Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaften KPMG AG und PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH sowie in der Steuerkanzlei ihres Vaters gesammelt. Nach Abschluss ihres Studium als Master of Science im Jahr 2014, fing sie bei der Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH als Consultant an.
Nach Bestellung zur Steuerberaterin im Mai 2018 wechselte Frau Thimm im Herbst 2018 in eine Steuerberatungskanzlei im Kölner Westen. Im Juni 2020 wechselte Frau Thimm zur BWLC und übernahm die Niederlassungsleitung unseres Kölner Standorts. Seit 01.01.2021 ist Frau Thimm Partnerin der BWLC.
Dipl.-Volkswirt Lars Klebula
Professional career: since 2021 partner of BWLC Braschoß & Coll., 2017 – 2020 Nachtsheim Klebula und Kollegen GmbH & Co. KG (Cologne), 2015 – 2017 JUHN KLEBULA | Law firm for corporate tax law (Cologne), 2011 – 2014 Ebner Stolz (Bonn and Siegen)
Scientific training: specialist advisor for corporate succession (DStV.), Appointment as tax advisor, study of economics in Bonn (diploma in economics)
Consulting focus: Advice / preparation of annual financial statements and tax returns, corporate taxation (corporations and partnerships), advice to shareholders and managing directors, business advice, corporate succession planning,
Company valuations / appraisals, liquidity analysis, financing advice
Mr. Peter Bäumer, born 1951 in Dornreichenbach, is married and has 2 children. After his training as an office clerk took place in 1982, the appointment as a tax representative. During this time, he worked in a medium-sized WP company in the audit and closing area. In 1987, he joined forces with Dipl.-Volkswirt Anton Kessel, tax consultant to form a law firm.
In 1988 the appointment to the tax consultant took place. In 1991 the public appointment to the sworn auditor took place. In 1991 to 1996 he was involved in a supra-local law firm in Zwickau in addition to the Bonn law firm. At the end of 1998, graduate economist Anton Kessel, a tax consultant, retired from the law firm for reasons of age. Since then, the law firm has continued his practice as a private practice. In 2005, he trained as a business mediator. From 2004, the individual practice was expanded to include a branch office in Zwickau.
On April 1, 2017, the individual practice was incorporated into BWLC Bäumer PartGmbB, tax consultant and as part of the group BWLC Braschoß Wagner Linden and Coll. Partnership, tax consultancy, location Bonn, led.
Dipl.-Kfm. Harald Braschoß
Mr. Harald Braschoß, born 1946, widowed, 1 son, was a founding member and bass player of the Cologne group “Die Bläck Fööss” until the completion of his studies of business administration in Cologne. From 1972, he worked for the international auditing firm Arthur Andersen in Dusseldorf in the auditing and management consulting departments. During this time, he was appointed to the tax consultant. In 1977, Mr. Braschoß opened a tax consulting firm in Troisdorf, whose seat he moved in 1995 to Niederkassel. In 1980 he was appointed as certified public accountant. In the period from 1990 to 2004, Mr. Braschoß was involved in the law firm Braschoß & Richter, accountant / tax consultant in Dresden, which he founded.
In 1997, Mr. Braschoß acquired the law firm Thoma and Meissner in Cologne, which has since been managed as a branch. On January 1, 2007, Mr. Braschoß introduced his practice to the BWLC. Mr. Braschoß’s main areas of expertise are Mergers & Acquisitions (M & A), the conception and implementation of corporate restructuring as well as corporate succession and asset succession consulting. In this context, Mr. Braschoss regularly conducts training, lecture events and specialist publications for companies and their successors in support of third-party organizations. On this basis, Mr. Braschoß founded in 2008 together with lawyers, management consultants, tax consultants and the Federal Association of medium-sized businesses e.V. (BVMW) the association “The successor experts e.V.”, in which he was elected chairman.
In June 2009, after successfully passing the exam, Mr. Braschoß received recognition from the German Tax Adviser Association e.V. as a consultant for business succession.
Through its impulses the association “Ratwerk e.V.” was founded, an association of tax consultants, auditors, lawyers, management consultants. Also in 2003 he initiated the founding of the Interessengemeinschaft Kunststoff e. V., for which he is active as a chairman and which now includes approx. 43 companies in the plastics industry in the Rhein-Sieg / Cologne and Bonn region. He is also a member of the board of the association “Transportunion e. V. “, an association of forwarding and logistics companies, which was launched in 2017 through its initiative and now comprises 23 member companies.
Braschoß & Coll. A tax consultancy partnership