Photo: Dipl.-Kaufmann Stephan Michels

Dipl.-Kaufmann Stephan Michels

Certified Public Accountant, Tax Advisor, Managing Partner

After studying Business Administration at the University of Cologne and passing his exams as a tax advisor and certified public accountant, Mr Michels initially worked as the shareholder/managing director of a medium-sized auditing company in Cologne. In 2000 he founded MICHELS SIMONA ROTTLÄNDER GROß GMBH (MSRG) with offices in Cologne and Bergisch Gladbach.

Since the merger of the activities of MSRG and DORNBACH in 2012, Mr Michels has been responsible for the Bergisch Gladbach and Cologne locations as the managing partner of DORNBACH GMBH.

Mr Michels is a member of several supervisory bodies, including VR Bank eG Bergisch Gladbach-Leverkusen and Haus & Grund Rhein-Berg e.V. He is also an elected member of the General Assembly of the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce, a member of the Finance and Tax Committee of the IHK and also of other economic bodies.

As well as business topics, Mr Michels specialises in the relevant problem areas of tax planning, succession planning and the execution of wills.


  • Business valuation
  • Financing and pensions
  • M & A transactions
  • Tax advice
  • Succession planning
  • Execution of wills and estate administration
  • Tax law relating to non-profit organisations


Phone +49 (0) 221 5 00 89 - 0
Fax +49 (0) 221 5 00 89 - 50

Bergisch Gladbach / branch of Cologne
Phone +49 (0) 2202 9 36 17 - 0
Fax +49 (0) 2202 9 36 17 - 99

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