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Our firm represents international businesses, from startups to conglomerates, by helping international companies invest in the U.S. and by advising U.S.-based companies as they venture into global markets.

With offices in major trading hubs across the western U.S., our firm provides clients with global connections and resources to help build and expand their international operations. Our lawyers offer comprehensive legal advice in the following areas:

International Entity Structuring and Finance

  • International joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate acquisition and financing
  • Corporate governance
  • International banking and finance
  • Foreign investments
  • Venture capital investment
  • Structuring off-shore investments

Regulatory Compliance

  • Trade counseling for import/export
  • Customs duties and credits
  • Export control compliance and licensing
  • Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) laws and regulations
  • Customs audits, proceedings and customs violations
  • International licensing and contracting
  • Global compliance and governance
  • Compliance jurisdiction and classification
  • Global internet licensing
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance
  • Foreign tax credits and tax treaties
  • Guidance about controls administered by the Departments of State, Commerce, Energy and Treasury, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and sanctions programs under the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Cross-Border Transactions

  • Inbound and outbound international business transactions
  • International franchise and distribution agreements
  • International trademark registrations and patent prosecution
  • Finance and securities
  • Franchise agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Real estate purchase and sale
  • Technology transfer and encryption
  • International supply chain and distribution agreements
  • Manufacturing contracts

International Brand Positioning and Protection

  • Intellectual property transfer
  • Patent prosecution
  • Art searches and evaluations
  • PTAB proceedings
  • ITC Section 337 litigation
  • International patent protection

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

  • Dispute resolution and international arbitrations in foreign jurisdictions
  • Cross-border disputes

Multi-lingual Network

To facilitate communication with international associates, company representatives, inventors, and experts, our lawyers speak a number of different languages, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese), Greek, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, and Thai.

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