Global Business Services

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In today’s global economy, many U.S. and foreign companies are seeking business opportunities in various developed and emerging markets.  In coordination with our international network of trusted advisors, we will provide direction in every facet of your global expansion or new business creation. Our knowledgeable professionals are well-versed in assisting clients in overcoming the many challenges they face with the governmental regulations and business practices that are unique to each country.  

We are the bridge connecting you with local expertise that provides the planning, guidance, and operational support necessary for you to do business anywhere in the world.

Business Formation and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

Let us guide you through the steps involved with the creation or expansion of your global operations, including:

  • Discussing and identifying your business goals
  • Determining the type of legal entity that best meets your business needs
  • Preparing and filing the documentation required to create the legal entity
  • Identifying, preparing and timely filing operating permits (e.g., local and municipal, national and federal)
  • Determining if any intellectual property protections are necessary for your business
  • Filing copyright, patent, trademark, licensing and technology transfer registrations and applications

Real Estate

We assist you with addressing the complexities of the laws and regulations applicable to real estate transactions, such as:

  • Land purchases
  • New construction and facility buildout
  • Property and title conveyance, taxation, and fees
  • Leasing regulations
  • Land grants


Understanding the complexities facing businesses with global operations, we provide expertise on international tax matters, including:

  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Business-related taxes
  • Tax incentives
  • Tax abatements
  • Inventory tax
  • Sales and use tax

Environmental Law

We provide guidance to ensure your compliance with all environmental laws and regulations, including:

  • Identifying required environmental laws and regulations applicable to your business
  • Determining special requirements your business may face related to air, water, soil, and hazardous materials regulations
  • Preparing and filing of required environmental applications pertaining to operating licenses and permits
  • Interfacing with environmental authorities

Labor Law

Experienced in all aspects of labor laws and regulations, we provide the guidance and advice necessary to address your employment matters, such as:

  • Employment contracts and non-disclosure agreements
  • Employee manual development
  • Collective bargaining and union negotiations
  • Wages and benefits
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Personnel hiring and termination requirements

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Comprehensive Project Management Services

Global corporate projects are more complex than ever and require dedicated project management expertise. Whether you are opening a new manufacturing facility, implementing new software, or negotiating new contracts with service providers, just to name a few, we provide comprehensive project management services to drive your success.

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Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classification Projects

A product’s Harmonized Tariff Schedule (“HTS”) classification determines the number of duties, taxes, fees, other applicable import, and export requirements, and is an integral part of necessary landed cost calculations. We offer country-specific HTS classification analysis to help assure that you are complying with the law, paying the correct amounts on your imported and exported products, and having the best possible information for your sourcing and pricing decisions.

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Preferential Trade Agreement Services and Supplier Solicitation

As preferential trade agreements like the USMCA and special programs like the Generalized System of Preferences become increasingly complex, companies are facing a growing sense of confusion and uncertainty. We provide comprehensive, turn-key solutions including full supplier solicitation, product qualification analysis, support document review and correction as well as certificate creation.

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Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder Management

As part of a global supply chain, a company must have effective processes in place to manage the activities and costs of the service providers, such as 3PLs, carriers, customs brokers and freight forwarders involved in the movement and Customs clearance of their products.

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International Trade Legal Services

When faced with governmental inquiries related to international trade anywhere in the world, be it a penalty from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an audit by SAT in Mexico, a request from Canada Border Services regarding the Special Import Measures Act or understanding the new EU-Mexico Trade Agreement, it’s critical to have a knowledgeable law firm that understands how to respond and has the experience to identify and address not only the questions that were asked but those that were not.

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Export Compliance

Companies face ever-increasing obligations including knowing to whom they are shipping and how their exported product is going to be used licensing requirements, and possible effects of sanctions regimes. In today’s continuously evolving global marketplace, having a robust export compliance program is a necessity.

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Import Compliance

A successful import compliance program focusing on classification, marking, valuation, country of origin determination and document review, assures adherence to customs-related regulatory requirements and payment of the proper amounts for governmental fees and service provider charges, while also minimizing the risk of exposure to fines or penalties.

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