Clients appreciate our keen understanding of evolving business cultures and regulatory environments around the world and the efficient and cost-effective delivery of sophisticated legal advice to guide their activities.
With a well-established network of local counsel that allows us to quickly establish a global team when needed, we advise publicly held corporations, middle-market businesses, individual investors, banks, and others on cross-border transactions and disputes, including M&A, strategic expansion, and joint ventures, as well as a broad range of real estate and REIT projects. We work closely with other firms through tax and employment issues, to establish international intellectual property licensing agreements, and to resolve international arbitration and shareholder disputes.
We have led projects for U.S. middle-market companies from a variety of industries – including technology, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications, transportation, food service, and private equity – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Russia.
We represent international companies that do business in the U.S., through corporate entities, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. We help international companies to establish businesses and provide subsequent assistance in running their U.S. operations. We advise them on U.S. securities, employment, and import and export laws. We work with them to finance their activities through commercial lending, raising capital, private investments, and other vehicles. We manage their real estate needs, from leases to purchases to construction to zoning and more. We counsel them on succession planning, tax efficiency, bankruptcy and restructuring, contracts and licensing, and more. We also assist in resolving and litigating any disputes that arise in connection with their U.S. activities.
For example, we recently advised a Russian entrepreneur on the sale of his confectionary and meat processing businesses in Russia and the development of a high-end 100,000 square foot grocery store, restaurant, and meat processing business in Aurora, Illinois.
We have particular strengths guiding Indian businesses and entrepreneurs through the U.S. business culture and laws so they can capitalize on new opportunities. Our lawyers represent one of India’s largest business conglomerates, as well as other public and private India-based clients, on general corporate issues – offerings, commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and commercial contract drafting, for example – and on numerous litigation matters.
We also advise them on the increasingly important employment and immigration issues related to the growing transfer of workers between the United States and India, and represent them in employment litigation throughout the United States. We regularly act as outside U.S. general counsel for our Indian clients, including an information technology company with more than 100,000 employees.