Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to provide its first installment of an introductory guide for businesses and individuals interested in conducting business in the United States, called “Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the United States of America.” Over the next several months, we’ll be posting additional installments. We will also post translated versions for our Chinese and Japanese friends, clients and colleagues to use as a resource.
Although the guide will only provide an introduction to certain key aspects of doing business in the United States, we hope it will prove helpful and that you will contact us with further questions or to seek legal advice. Early and careful planning ultimately avoids a variety of challenges and reduces expense. Our aim in providing you with these installments is to help with that process.
Due to the strong, long standing bilateral relationships the U.S. enjoys with countries like Canada, China and Japan, it is understandable that companies from abroad frequently pursue investment in the U.S. as a means of expanding on previous domestic successes. This investment has increasingly been direct, rather than through intermediaries, such as trading companies and importers, and there are a variety of means of achieving cross-border objectives. Direct investment is a great way to control one’s own destiny.
Our first installment is therefore about, “Establishing a New Business in the U.S.”
Still, have you ever felt confused by the different business entity options for starting a business in the U.S.? What are they, and how are they different? Why should you care? This installment provides the answers to these basic questions. It also highlights some of the differences between U.S. and other countries’ laws in this area. We hope you find it useful!
Foster Garvey’s International practice group comprises a cross-disciplinary group of attorneys practicing in areas ranging from business transactions, immigration, maritime, government regulatory work, transportation and logistics and estate planning. The group members include bilingual and multicultural attorneys who are well-versed in handling these subject matters in a cross-border context. A number of attorneys have been actively practicing in the international arena since the early 1970s.