Keeping up with the times – Roland Franz & Partner

For many individual businesses as well as medium-sized companies, it becomes more and more difficult to be frequently updated with the increasing range of legal regulations. Due to innovative judicial decisions and enactments, economic and individual courses of action have become more complicated than ever. As enterprising processes are becoming a quite complicated issue, many individual businesses and companies ask for extensive tax advice and legal advice. A solution to complex tasks can only be found with the help of various professionals.

In order to exploit as many synergy effects as possible for each client, Roland Franz & Partner cooperates with several specialists in Duesseldorf, Essen and Velbert. Being our client, you benefit from the qualifications and expert knowledge of many professionals. We know: Multi-layered problems can only be solved by means of integral advice.

Kanzlei Roland Franz & Partner - lawyers and tax advisors

Business partner:

Roland Franz, tax advisor
  • Self-employed since 1979
  • Since the beginning of self-employment extensive activities as lecturer
  • Additionally: Member of several supervisory boards and advisory councils

Activity emphasis:

  • Strategic business planning
  • Tax structuring
  • Company audit
  • Tax investigation
  • Criminal code for tax offence
  • Business finance
  • Company succession
  • Author of branch specified articles
Bettina M. Rau-Franz, graduated in financial management (Diplom-Finanzwirtin), tax advisor
  • Course of studies at the college of finances of the state North Rhine-Westphalia, afterwards two years of employment as tax inspector for the fiscal authority of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Several years of supervising medium-sized mandates in an accountancy firm in Bavaria
  • Working for Roland Franz & Partner since 1998
  • Tax advisor and business partner of Roland Franz & Partner since 2000
  • Since 2001, Head of Administration of the branch office in Velbert
  • Since 2014, certified executor (IFU)


Fiscal activity emphasis:

  • Income tax
  • Turnover tax
  • Company succession
  • Company audit
  • Inheritance tax / donation
  • Advice for medium-sized companies, business finance
  • Real estate transfer
  • Advice for senior citizens (general execution of testaments, on-going execution of testaments, etc.)
  • Personnel matters (receipt and revision of applications, hiring of employees and so on)
  • Author of professional articles
  • Author of branch specified articles


  • Representative of the Chamber of Tax in Duesseldorf for surveys of assistant tax consultants
  • Former president of the ZONTA-Club Essen II

Kanzlei Roland Franz & Partner – branch office Düsseldorf
Kö-Bogen Regus Business Center
Köngisallee 2b, 40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 / 93 67 39 34

Kanzlei Roland Franz & Partner – branch office Essen
Moltkeplatz 1
45138 Essen
Phone: 0201 810950
Fax: 0201 81095 95

Kanzlei Roland Franz & Partner – branch office Velbert
Blumenstr. 37, 42549 Velbert
Phone: 02051 / 4 90 22 - 0
Fax: 02051 / 4 90 22 - 21

Court: Local Court, Essen
Partnership Register: PR 320
Sales Tax Identification Number: DE 190675200
Tax Number: 112/5802/0906


Chamber of Tax Consultants Grafenberger Allee 98, 40237 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 / 66 906-0
Fax: 0211 / 66 906-600
Tax Consultant Association Grafenberger Allee 98, 40237 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 / 66 906-0
Fax: 0211 / 66 906-80
Chamber of Lawyers Ostenallee 18, 59063 Hamm
Phone: 02381 / 98 50 00
Fax: 02381 / 98 50 50
Local Court Zweigertstraße 52, 45138 Essen
Phone: 0201 / 803-0
Fax: 0201 / 803-2910, -2751


The legal job designation „tax advisor“ has been conferred to:

Mr. Roland Franz
Mrs. Bettina Rau-Franz
within the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia). The profession of tax advisors is essentially governed by the following rules of professional conduct:

(a) Tax Consultancy Act (StBerG)
(b) Implementing regulation of the Tax Consultancy (DVStB)
(c) Rules of Professional Conduct (BOStB)
(d) Tax Consultant’s Fees Regulation (StBGebV)

Please note: The Rules of Professional Conduct can be looked through at the Chamber of Tax Consultants in Duesseldorf (