Keeping an Eye on the Changing Landscape of U.S. Real Estate Investment

Keeping an Eye on the Changing Landscape of U.S. Real Estate Investment

In 1624, the Dutch West India Company established the settlement of New Amsterdam at the southern tip of the island known as Manhattan. Pretty much since then, investors from all over the world have flocked to The City That Never Sleeps, singing: Start spreading the news I’m leaving today I want to be a part

How to Make a Claim in Bankruptcy

How to Make a Claim in Bankruptcy

It is not uncommon to receive a call from a prospective client requesting assistance when they are owed money from a company that has just filed bankruptcy. While there are many factors to evaluate, one of the core issues is how to make a claim in bankruptcy. Whether you are owed $1 or $1,000,000,000, the

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

What to Know if You’re Thinking About Buying Property in Spain

What to Know About Buying Property in Spain

Co-Authors: Steven Rudmann + Nadja Vietz It is a great time to acquire vacation property in Spain, but important to thoroughly understand the legal and tax implications. In early 2020, market prices for vacation properties in Spain were rising, as they steadily had been since 2015. Then in March, COVID-19 hit the country hard. A long lockdown

How to Form a Company in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Form a Company in Mexico as a Foreigner

A foreign company entering Mexico must decide on the form of business entity it will use to conduct its Mexico operations. There are three options: Representative office, which cannot enter into legal transactions in Mexico but can promote the products or services of the foreign company, or conduct activities such as market research; Branch office,

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

Mexico Database

ATENCIÓN! IMPORTANTE! The Mexican Government Has a New Database, And They Want You In It

On April 16, amendments and additions to Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications and Radio Broadcasting Law (the “Telecommunications Law”) were published in the Federal Official Gazette. Importantly, the publication creates the National Mobile Phone Users Database (Padrón Nacional de Usuarios de Telefonía Móvil, or “PANAUT” in Spanish), which is to be operated by the Federal Telecommunications Institute

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.