Detlev J. Piltz is a certified tax lawyer and has been a partner at the law firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Germany since 1991. He is President of the German Branch of the International Fiscal Association and Chairman of the Fachinstitut der Steuerberater (German Institute of Certified Tax Consultants). Prof. Dr Piltz is a member of the advisory board of the Deutsche Steuerjuristische Gesellschaft (German Tax Law Society). He has been an honorary professor at the University of Mannheim since 1992, and a guest lecturer at the Bundesfinanzakademie (German Federal Finance Academy).
He is co-editor of the series of books Forum der Internationalen Besteuerung (Forum of International Taxation), and of the journals Zeitschrift für Erbrecht und Vermögensnachfolge (Journal of Inheritance Law and Estate Planning) and Internationales Steuerrecht (International Tax Law Review).