Ralf's practice focuses on preparing financial statements and assisting with tax filings. In that context, Ralf advises private clients, family offices and companies as well as funds and investors in the field of venture capital. Ralf has acquired particular expertise through his many years of experience with the balance-sheet and tax treatment of investments.

Education and Career

As tax assistant (Steuerfachangestellter) by training, Ralf worked at renowned law firms even before joining SMP, including several years with Esche Schümann Commichau in Hamburg and Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Bonn.


Ralf's recent work highlights include advising:

  • private clients on ongoing tax matters and tax filings, in particular in connection with substantial capital assets
  • companies of all legal forms on the preparation of financial statements and tax returns; in this context, one focus was on balance-sheet matters regarding the treatment, in terms of commercial and tax law, of investment funds held as part of the business assets. In addition to corporations and partnerships, Ralf also advised non-profit organizations.