Foreign Direct Investment

Market know-how.

World class connections.

Focused on the key legal services to help foreign-based businesses succeed in the U.S. market: We’ve got you covered.

Harris Bricken has the direct investment experience you need. Our Foreign Direct Investment Practice Group includes lawyers fluent in Mandarin Chinese, German, Spanish and French. From food distributors to tech companies to pharmaceutical giants to motorcycle manufacturers, we are able to assist a wide variety of international companies seeking help in the U.S. for their demanding and unique legal needs.

Our FDI services include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of assets
    • Business formation, including alternative business structures
    • Stock sales and exchanges
    • Acquisitions and dispositions of corporate, limited liability entities, partnership interests and joint venture interests
    • Tender offers
    • Recapitalizations and other similar transactions.
    • Counsel for clients on structuring transactions and legal terms
    • Assistance in negotiating transactions
    • Prepare documents to effect the transaction and handle closings.
    • Issuance of stock or other equity to founders and shareholders
    • Buy-sell, voting or other agreements among owners
    • Employment agreements and employee incentive arrangements
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Markets
    • Incorporation, business plan preparation, seed and angel investor financing
    • Venture capital investment
    • Intellectual property evaluation
    • Registration and protection
    • Employment matters
    • Strategic partnerships and business combinations
  • Employment & Labor Issues
    • Employment litigation, claims and settlements
    • U.S. employment policy and compliance
    • Executive and employee work visas
  • Real Estate
    • Financing, acquisition and leasing
    • Zoning, construction and disposition
    • Environmental permitting
    • Redevelopment
    • Property management
    • Property tax appeals
  • Litigation
    • Handling complex cross-border litigation, from pleadings to trial
    • Legal counsel on complex issues, for client in the U.S and abroad
  • Intellectual Property
    • IP litigation in federal courts and in front of the U.S. International Trade Commission
    • Pre-litigation dispute resolution and risk analysis relating to IP issues
    • Trade secret protection and technology development
    • Trademark infringement/non-infringement opinion letters
    • Trademark evaluation and registration
    • IP licensing and assignment
    • Cease and desist letters
  • International Trade and Customs Issues
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Immigration (as a part of the commercial transaction)
  • Tax
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business & Commercial Services
  • Corporate Structuring & Operations
  • Government Affairs
  • Land Use & Environmental