The Partnership

Welcome to our website!

Behr & Overbeck is an association of lawyers and tax advisers in the legal form of a civil law partnership (Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts (GbR)). The company was established in 1997 and today employs a staff of about 15 people at two locations in Hamburg and Salzhausen (Lüneburger Heide).

The team - Our colleagues in Hamburg

Tax advisor
Certified public accountant
Founding partner / Head of the Hamburg office
Born 1957

1976 – 1977
Helper in a construction business
1977 - 1979
Bank apprenticeship in Celle
1979 – 1984
Law studies in Berlin, Lausanne and Kiel
1984 – 1988
Legal training in Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony
Admission to the bar in Hamburg
Admitted as Tax advisor in Hamburg
Joining the firm as a founding partner
Admitted as Certified public accountant in Hamburg

Tax advisor in Hamburg
Born 1989

2013 - 2017
Studies of Foreign Trade and International Management (B.Sc.) at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany
2017 - 2020
Studies of Financial Management & Accounting (M.Sc.) at the Nordakademie University of Economics in Elmshorn, Germany
Admitted as tax consultant in Hamburg
Joining the firm

Tax advisor
Head of the tax department in Hamburg
Born 1959

1978 – 1980
Apprenticeship as assistant tax consultant in Hamburg
Examination as accountant at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Admitted as Tax advisor in Hamburg
Joining the firm

The team - Our colleagues in Salzhausen

Tax advisor
Founding partner
Head of the office in Salzhausen
Born 1962

1978 – 1981
Apprenticeship as assistant tax consultant in Lower Saxony, Germany
Examination as accountant at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Admitted as Tax advisor in Hamburg
Joining the firm as founding partner

Attorney-at-law in Salzhausen
Born 1963

1983 – 1985
Bundeswehr officer training
1985 - 1991
Law Studies in Hamburg, Germany
1991 - 1994
Legal training in Lower Saxony, Germany
Admitted to the bar in Hamburg
Joining the firm, partner since 2001

What we do

Our focus is on commercial and tax law with all its associated ancillary areas, including labour, construction and inheritance law.

It is important to us that our clients receive comprehensive and interdisciplinary support and advice.

The main focus of our support services is on the preparation of financial and payroll accounting, cash basis accounting, annual financial statements and of all associated tax returns.

The main focus of our tax consulting services is, among other things, the preparation of essential decisions in the area of private and business asset management (set up of new businesses, capital investments, financing, asset and business succession) as well as the early recognition of crises and optimization of controlling systems in the event of business management problems.

Our legal services cover in particular the areas of corporate law, taking into account tax aspects (business set-up, acquisition, sale, transformation and restructuring of companies), private construction and architectural law, insolvency law as well as general civil and contract law.

The aim of our advice is conflict avoidance and resolution, but of course we also represent our clients in disputes before civil and financial courts throughout Germany.

Our clients come mainly from the region, but also from the whole of Northern Germany as well as from other European and non-European countries. These are medium-sized, usually owner-managed companies from a wide variety of industries and legal forms, as well as freelancers, individual tradesmen and individuals. Our commitment is independent of the size or scope of the resp. assignment.

We maintain long-term client relationships with fixed assignments of contact persons and look forward to hearing from you!


Our office in Hamburg

Lange Reihe 29 · 20099 Hamburg
Phone: 040 - 27 15 21-0
Fax: 040 - 27 15 21-22

Our office in Salzhausen

Achtern Krankenhus 1 · 21376 Salzhausen
Phone: 04172 - 98 67 0-0
Fax: 04172 - 98 67 0-70