Innovative thinking and pragmatic action

We talk about solutions –
from entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs

A majority of our clients come from the mid-sized, owner-operated business segment. Their hierarchies are flat, their decision-making processes are short, and often owners and family members make up the management team. They are directly involved in the success of the company, and keenly interested in identifying and managing risks. We do more than just discuss risks – we offer pragmatic solutions.

With RLT, you will have a partner offering innovative thinking and comprehensive advising. As tax advisors & certified accountants, we maintain a strong workforce and broad range of expertise at our Düsseldorf, Essen and Duisburg locations. This allows us to support you with a comprehensive portfolio of services, which we tailor individually to your company and your needs in a cost-efficient package. In addition, you will always have at least two contact persons who understand you and your company well.

What issues are important to family-owned, mid-sized enterprises?

  • Structures: frequently complex corporate and ownership relationships
  • Growth: Organization, managing and controlling the success of acquisitions and other corporate expansions
  • Financing: Optimizing financing structures
  • Corporate law: Changes in ownership and service providers within the company during corporate acquisitions, restructuring processes, and conversions
  • Corporate succession: Generational changes within the company or in holding companies
  • Asset management: Organization and development of large/complex estates and industrial holdings

We find the right solution. Just ask us!

We look forward to speaking with you.


Six corporate values that shape us and our work


Company owners and co-owners, especially if they are involved in operational management, need both a sense of responsibility and the ability to make good decisions. They want advising from an equal partner – based on personal, service, backed up by relevant expertise and experience, an independent perspective, and the courage to address even the most difficult topics.


Success, founded in tradition: The family-owned, mid-sized business segment in Germany is a model for how to build lasting values. Because of this, we focus on the long-term goals of our clients, and take a multi-generational approach to our work. At our firm, continuity in thought and action are underscored by consistency in client advising. We ensure the same firm partners are available to build long-term advising relationships.


We are entrepreneurs, working for the needs of entrepreneurs. This means that We take on responsibility, acting as a sparring partner and helping our clients implement corporate decisions successfully, for the long-term. We understand the perspective of our clients, which is why we follow the partner principle: Each client always has one firm partner to serve as their direct, ongoing contact person.

Holistic approach.

Complex issues require a holistic approach – especially for the family-owned, mid-sized business segment. From corporate succession to changes to the company or ownership structure, or managing large assets and holdings: We deliver an entire spectrum of custom-tailored solutions, both nationally and internationally.


What we know is not important – but rather, what our clients need to resolve their problems with our support. We focus on good, pragmatic results based on the perspective of the current challenge – regardless of whether it affects the business owner, the enterprise, or both.


Great advising is built on relationships – not only a deep understanding of the challenges facing corporate leadership, but also an intimate knowledge of the regional and intellectual backdrop where our clients are situated. As a leading auditing and tax advising firm in the Rhine-Ruhr region, we live out this principle, which forms the foundation of our corporate success. Our home is NRW, North-Rhine Westphalia. However, we feel most at home wherever our clients’ goals lie.

Your challenges. Our expertise. Common Solutions.

German tax law is extremely complex, and continuously changing. As a business owner, in particular, your decisions often have wide-ranging tax consequences which must be taken into consideration. If you conduct business internationally as well as domestically, then special considerations under international tax law must also be taken into account. The staff of RLT can support you. Our certified accountants and tax advisors in Düsseldorf, Essen and Duisburg work as needed with specialists from other fields on an interdisciplinary basis, providing you with the highest level of support: Individualized, and forward-thinking.

Our experience – Your added value

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