General Counsel/Corporate Advisory

The Firm regularly acts as outside “general counsel” to U.S. companies and international groups and their U.S. subsidiaries across a range of industries, including agribusiness, finance, healthcare, infrastructure, manufacturing, media, mining, pharmaceuticals, publishing and technology. This general advisory role encompasses the full range of corporate activities – among them formation/structuring of entities, regulatory compliance, finance, real estate, general commercial activities, mergers and acquisitions, tax, employment compensation and benefits arrangements, and litigation and arbitration services. In carrying out our general advisory role, we often work closely with the lawyers in our Firm who specialize in employment, tax and litigation matters.

Over the years, we have had a strong track record of providing cost-effective representation of foreign business enterprises and individuals, whether expanding manufacturing or distribution operations into the U.S., investing in U.S. companies or using U.S. investment vehicles to make investments abroad. For more on our advisory experience with foreign companies, see Entering the U.S. Market.

Areas in which we have extensive experience:

    • Business/entity structuring
    • Corporate governance and control
    • Contract drafting and negotiation
    • Distribution law and agreements
    • Financial and general commercial matters
    • Intellectual property agreements
    • Labor and employment matters
    • Regulatory compliance