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In this changing environment for international trade, investment and commerce, our team’s experience can help clients remain competitive

Since 2007, we have been engaged in more than 250 greenfield foreign direct investments, helping manufacturing operations and entrepreneurial start-up companies in various industries. These sectors include automotive, telecommunications, information technology, cybersecurity, and aviation. 

We help to minimize global taxation through international structural planning. We help with international mergers and acquisitions including U.S. defense sector companies. We provide export trade control advice and defense counsel under licensing and sanction regulations and compliance programs. 

Our team is also well-versed in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defense and anti-bribery compliance programs. We assist in the preparation of waivers from trade tariffs remedies under Sections 232 and 301, and we are experienced in establishing foreign-trade zones and subzones.

Our team brings long term experience to help meet our client's international commerce needs

Our team includes former in-house and general counsel with experience in compliance operations. We also have attorneys who have worked with numerous OEM manufacturing start-ups across various industries. Moreover, our team includes both attorneys and paralegals who have experience in handling multinational cultures and business practices for foreign nationals from dozens of countries. 

Industries we serve

  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Ball bearings
  • Banking and financial services
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer products
  • Cybersecurity hardware/software
  • Defense industries 
  • Electronics
  • Footwear
  • Health care
  • Home furnishings
  • Information technology
  • Medical devices
  • Military procurement and supply
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Personal care products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Steel products
  • Textiles and apparel
  • Venture capital

Our team handles a range of legal issues that arise in international trade, business and commerce such as

  • Foreign direct investment start-up issues
  • International trade and customs matters
  • International acquisitions and mergers
  • Global tax minimization planning
  • Global migration of key personnel
  • International sales, distribution and licensing
  • International Intellectual Property registration and enforcement
  • International trade compliance

The international team simplifies the legal engagement in global trade, investment and commerce

Engagement of global trade and investment opportunities requires a team experienced in the target jurisdiction, industry commodity and legal instrument or vehicle employed to reach the desired objective.

The firm has experience in numerous industries, countries, cultures and legal products to direct the activities of the client to the regulated aspects of a business relationship or investment which allows it to accomplish its objectives or avoid the engagement or transaction by an understanding of unacceptable risk.

  • A practical and pragmatic business mindset
  • Integrated corporate governance services
  • Multi-disciplinary team
  • Predictability, cost-competitiveness, and administrative efficiency
  • Relationships with government professionals and the communities in which we do business