A Legal Primer on Doing Business in the United States

Doing Business in the United States: The Laws You Should Know

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 United States. 1. The

United States Visas

The Benefits of E-2 Visas Over EB-5 Visas

For many investors considering a U.S. investment-based visa, the EB-5 option seems increasingly less attractive. Fortunately, there is the E-2 Treaty Trader Visa, which can be an attractive option for investors who wish to obtain lawful status in the United States for themselves and their immediate family more quickly and at a lower cost than

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Why Dobbs Matters to International Companies and Visitors

With its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that held that the U.S. Constitution generally protected the right to an abortion. Following Dobbs, U.S. states will be free to regulate abortion as they see fit. While primarily a matter of import for

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Doing Business in the United States: State Laws Matter

Foreign companies doing business in the United States need to realize that state laws can matter every bit as much as U.S. federal laws. Many foreign companies know the U.S. is complex, but many do not know the extreme differences among U.S. states. The United States has been mired in a partisan struggle for several

U.S. Employment Law for Foreign Companies

U.S. Employment Law for Foreign Companies

With a GDP of $20 trillion and a population of 325 million people, the United States is the world’s largest consumer market. Household spending is the highest in the world, accounting for more than a quarter of global household consumption, and free trade agreements with 20 countries provide enhanced access to hundreds of millions of

Does My International Business Need to Pay U.S. Federal and State Taxes?

Does My International Business Need to Pay U.S. Federal and State Taxes?

Our foreign direct investment team regularly fields inquiries from international companies and existing international clients regarding establishing U.S. business operations. (See Does My International Company Need to Register in the U.S. and How Does My International Company Do Banking in the U.S.?) This post will answer questions for foreign companies regarding when they must pay

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U.S. Latinos Represent a Huge Opportunity for Mexican Businesses

Over the past couple of years, we’ve written more than once (and here) that Mexico is fast-increasing in importance as a manufacturing hub, especially for businesses targeting the U.S. market. To recap, as global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution

How to Buy Real Estate in the United States as a Foreigner

How to Buy Real Estate in the United States as a Foreigner

Most investors expect the still-young Joe Biden presidency to mark a return to a new “normal” for U.S.-bound investment. The U.S. has for a long time been the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), but the unpredictable legislative and regulatory environment of the past four years have seen many investors hit “pause” in

International company banking in the United States

International Company Banking in the United States

International companies often ask our FDI lawyers in the United States about United States banking for foreign companies. It can be difficult and confusing for an international company to determine the best way to engage in banking in the U.S. We know that because it is even confusing for certain types of U.S. companies to