DAOs and the Paradox of Corporate Form

The Paradox of the DAO and the Corporate Form

Are you considering forming or investing in a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (known in the cryptocurrency world as a “DAO”)? The purpose of this post is to consider DAOs in the broader context of cryptocurrency investment and the paradox around corporate form created by their very existence. I will also propose some domestic and international entity

Which State is best for foreign companies

In Which U.S. State Should We Set Up Our Company?

Every week we talk with international companies that are trying to bring their product or service to the U.S. market. The #1 question I get is: In which U.S. state should we set up our operations? I always respond like this: the answer to this question depends on your goals for your business. Then I

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The Legal and Tax Effects of Doing Business Internationally

When I am speaking with international companies looking to do business in a foreign country (which sometimes means the United States), I like to start with their business plan. Most companies develop their business plans long before they decide to check with their lawyer to see where they might run into issues. They understand their

Does My International Company Need to Register in the U.S.

Does My International Company Need to Register in the U.S.?

In the prior post in this series, we discussed U.S. banking requirements for international companies. This post focuses on when a foreign company should or must register as doing business in a U.S. state, either by registering their foreign company directly in that state or by forming an affiliate or subsidiary company in that state.

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Investing Successfully in Spain after Coronavirus

After I discussed here the pros and cons of setting up a Spanish subsidiary instead of just opening a branch office, I then explained here what it takes, and most importantly, how long it takes to set up your company in Spain. I now want to shed light on the regulatory framework for investments in

A Primer on Doing Business in the United States

A Primer on Doing Business in the United States

As the country with the world’s largest economy, the United States offers some of the best business opportunities in the world.  To assist businesses in taking advantage of those opportunities, this guide provides an overview of the US legal system and some of the laws relevant to doing business in the US United States Legal

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Spanish branch or subsidiary: which is the better choice for foreign companies?

You’ve taken the first steps in expanding your business into Spain, perhaps by forming distributorship relations. Now, you’re ready to put down deeper roots by renting office space and hiring staff. With these pieces in place you will be considered a “permanent establishment,” and it’s time to go beyond simply registering your foreign business. Foreign