So, You’re Thinking of Moving to Spain … Here’s What You Need to Know About Spain’s Golden Visa

What You Need to Know About Spain’s Golden Visa

Co-Authors: Nadja Vietz + Pina Espinoza A few months ago, we reconnected with an American entrepreneur friend who has lived in Asia forever. In Hong Kong, actually, and he has been politically active there, so for reasons that will be clear to you if you follow the news, he’s in the process of moving. Spain

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

Bankruptcy Phoenix

The Bankruptcy Market in Phoenix and the Importance of Values

Things have been eerily quiet in the Phoenix bankruptcy market since the end of the Great Recession. In the past, the economy seemed to run in cycles of 6 to 7 years of prosperity, followed by a downturn. Though the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, the effects were felt for at least a few

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.

Andrés Monereo Velasco

Andrés Monereo Velasco, Founding Partner of Monereo Meyer Abogados

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague Andrés Monereo Velasco. Andrés was a founding partner of Monereo Meyer Abogados, a leading law firm for international clients doing business in Spain and our affiliated law firm in that country. Andrés was born in Madrid in 1961 and he obtained

Buy Real Estate in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Buy Real Estate in Mexico as a Foreigner

The US-China trade war has vaulted Mexico far past China as a U.S. trading partner, and as global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce. Mexico’s USD1.3 trillion economy is the second-largest in Latin America

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

A Legal Checklist for Global E-Commerce Sites

A Legal Checklist for Global E-Commerce Sites

What are the legal issues involved in selling product worldwide over the internet? The following questions make up an initial checklist for companies looking to sell their products internationally over the internet. 1. What type of legal entity(ies) are you going to want? Where will you want them? These two questions must be answered in

Will Your U.S. Judgment Be Enforced Abroad?

Will Your U.S. Judgment Be Enforced Abroad?

My law firm is frequently contacted by U.S. lawyers with judgments they are seeking to enforce overseas. The lawyer is seeking our assistance to enforce its U.S. court judgment against a foreign company that did business with the lawyer’s U.S.-based client. The procedural history is nearly always the same. The litigator served the defendant and,

Spain: U.S. Export Hotbed

Spain: U.S. Export Hotbed

It is surprising to those of us who have spent meaningful time in the country, but Spain is often overlooked as a business destination. Part of that has to do with the country’s ongoing problem with unemployment, which clouds outsider perceptions. Recent turmoil in Catalonia has not helped, with the optics at times making Barcelona seem like a