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Franz Pieper

Lawyer and Notary in and for Minden
Certified Specialized Attorney in Inheritance Law
Certified Specialized Attorney in Tenancy and Condominium Law

Location Minden
T +49 571 83706 - 20
F +49 571 83706 - 66
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1953
  • Legal studies at Bielefeld University
  • State bar exam and admission to the bar in 1982, with the firm since then
  • Appointment as notary in 1991
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Tenancy and Condominium Law since 2005
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Inheritance Law since 2009
  • Board member of the Hamm Bar Association
  • President of the Anwaltverein Minden e.V. (Minden law association) (until May 2013)
  • Vice-President of Haus und Grund Minden e.V.


Tenancy law, real estate marketing and management

Commercial tenancy and lease law

  • General lease agreements
  • Contracts for special real estate (shopping centers, specialist retail centers, factory outlet centers, real estate for senior citizens/care homes, office buildings, medical practices)
  • Real estate transactions (purchase and sale, leasing, due diligence, rent guarantee)
  • Collection of outstanding payments
  • Modernization, maintenance, repairs
  • Defense against/enforcement of warranty claims
  • Rent increase
  • Operating costs
  • Facility management
  • Center management

Brokerage law

  • Contract design
  • Assertion of and defense against claims for brokerage fees

Residential tenancy law

  • Drafting of leases
  • Termination (of residential tenancies)

Condominium ownership

  • Creation and modification of condominium of residential and non-residential units
  • House rules
  • Rights of exclusive use
  • Meeting of condominium owners
  • Position of the administrator
  • Administrative advisory board
  • Leasing of residential and non-residential condominium units

Asset planning, succession, succession law

Succession law

  • Design of last wills
  • Revocation of a last will
  • Contracts of inheritance (notarial)
  • Withdrawal from a contract of inheritance
  • Directions pertaining to legacies and conditions
  • Prior and subsequent succession, also excepted prior succession
  • Order of the execution of a will
  • Will to the benefit of persons with disabilities, in need or overly indebted
  • Provisions for the offsetting and balancing of gifts
  • Renunciation of inheritance
  • Renunciation to the compulsory portion
  • Inheritance tax
  • Agricultural succession law (farm regulations)
  • Determination of the legal succession including spousal inheritance rights
  • Acceptance and renunciation of the inheritance
  • Contesting of the acceptance of an inheritance
  • Securing the estate through curatorship of the estate
  • Liabilities of the heirs, obligations of the estate
  • Administration of estates
  • Insolvency of estates
  • Community of heirs
  • Contesting a will
  • Interpretation of a will
  • Accepting or rejecting the office of the executor
  • Remuneration of the executor
  • Dismission of the executor from office
  • Compulsory portion regulations
  • Obligation of the heir to furnish information
  • Offsetting of gifts against the compulsory portion
  • Request for the issuance of a certificate of inheritance
  • Revocation of a certificate of inheritance
  • Purchase of an inheritance, transfer of shares of an inheritance

Asset succession and company succession

  • Succession planning
  • Legal and tax succession model
  • Prevention of claims for compulsory portions
  • Anticipated succession
  • Transfer of company assets
  • Foundation of family-owned businesses/family pools
  • Establishment of foundations
  • Sale of companies
  • Enduring power of attorney
  • Entrepreneur's last wills, testamentary and prenuptial of the entrepreneur
  • Execution of wills (e.g. in case of underage heirs)
  • Transfer agreements
  • Agreements on the renunciation of the compulsory portion
  • Lump sum provisions



  • Deutscher Anwalt Verein (DAV)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Erbrecht im DAV
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Miet- und Immobilienrecht im DAV
  • Deutscher Mietgerichtstag e.V.