Practice Areas & Industries: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

 





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Practice/Industry Group Overview

Mintz Levin handles a wide range of international legal matters for clients based in the U.S. and around the globe. Working from each of the firm’s eight locations, attorneys in our International practice represent clients in U.S. and international financings, corporate transactions, litigation proceedings, intellectual property issues, real estate transactions, taxation issues, and employment and immigration matters.

The firm is recognized for excellence in the provision of international advice and counsel to clients in industries as diverse as energy and clean technology, shipping and logistics, transportation, life sciences, health care, real estate, retail and consumer products, telecommunications and media, hotel services, and computer hardware, software, and services.

Conducting transactions spanning the globe, we have represented U.S. clients with interests abroad as well as clients from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America who have concerns in the U.S. Having successfully served international clients for decades, our attorneys are familiar with the nuances of doing business outside of the U.S. and representing overseas companies doing business in the U.S.

We are experienced at explaining the expectations and requirements of U.S. investors to overseas clients and counsel, hearing how matters are conducted and regulated in a particular country or countries, and developing a solution synthesizing the sometimes conflicting regulatory issues and customs of the participants. We possess an understanding and respect for different cultures, languages, and business approaches.

Working with Clients from across the Globe
We help clients from outside the U.S. achieve their business objectives by advising these businesses and their local counsel on a number of matters pertaining to doing business in the U.S., including:

  • How to access U.S. capital markets in a number of ways, including becoming a U.S. public company;
     
  • Acquiring U.S.- based companies or assets;
     
  • Establishing U.S.-based offices and strategic alliances, partnerships, and marketing arrangements with U.S. partners;
     
  • Navigating issues relating to foreign ownership laws, immigration, and taxation;
     
  • Explaining the sometimes complex employment laws and other regulatory issues that affect our overseas clients in their U.S. operations;
     
  • Protecting our clients’ intellectual property in the U.S.; and, where necessary,
     
  • Litigating to defend our clients’ interests.

Advising U.S. Clients
For U.S. clients, the attorneys in Mintz Levin’s International practice utilize an international network of relationships and counsel to coordinate complex international transactions that frequently involve multiple countries. We regularly coordinate with local counsel and regulators to help our clients:

  • Access overseas capital sources and comply with local regulations;
     
  • Acquire overseas businesses and assets;
     
  • Establish business relationships and strategic alliances; and
     
  • Protect intellectual property internationally.

A Full-Service Practice
Mintz Levin’s International practice provides services related to the following issues and transactions, as well as many additional services.

Financings and Corporate Transactions, including:
 

  • Public Offerings
     
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
     
  • Private Placements
     
  • Strategic Alliances
     
  • Project Development and Financing
     
  • Joint Ventures
     
  • Manufacturing Agreements
     
  • Research Agreements
     
  • Technology Transfer
     
  • Business Structure
     
  • Reorganizations
     
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Trade Development Agency, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and other Bilateral and Multilateral Financings
     
  • International Taxation
     
  • Debt Financing

Intellectual Property Services, including:

  • Patents and Copyrights
     
  • Trademarks
     
  • Counseling
     
  • Technology Transfers
     
  • Licensing Agreements

Litigation Services, including:
 

  • Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution, including class and derivative actions
     
  • International Arbitration
     
  • Employment Litigation
     
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
     
  • Anti-Money Laundering
     
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
     
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Employment and Immigration Services, including:
 

  • Temporary Visas
     
  • Outbound Visas and Work Permits
     
  • Securing and Preserving Permanent Resident Status
     
  • Obtaining U.S. Citizenship
     
  • Foreign National Export Licenses
     
  • Crisis Management and Strategic Planning
     
  • Web-Based Immigration Solutions
     
  • Seamless integration and collaboration with the firm’s Tax, Estate Planning, Business and Employment Law Departments

Real Estate Services, including:

  • Analyzing and structuring complex deals
     
  • Coordinating projects of significant scope and complexity
     
  • Providing strong negotiation throughout the development process
     

International Taxation Services, including:

  • Structuring international business operations
     
  • Advising non-U.S. investors on issues of U.S. business and real estate
     
  • Advising U.S. clients on international operations and off-shore investment activities

ML Strategies, LLC and Our International Practice

Additional resources are available through Mintz Levin's affiliate, ML Strategies, LLC, whose consultants offer non-legal advice and services in the areas of international business, government relations, project development, public relations, environmental services, and health care.  Working in concert, utilizing the diverse expertise of their respective members, Mintz Levin's International practice and ML Strategies provide clients with a rull range of international legal and business services to help them achieve their objectives. 


 
Group Presentations
  International Biotechnology: Emerging Trends from China and India Webinar, Speakers, Joel Papernik, Mintz Levin, Susan K. Finston and Amrita Therapeutics, October 27, 2011
International Arbitration: Practice and Modern Developments, Speaker, Mitchell Lathrop, Cleveland, OH, April 1, 2011