Practice/Industry Group Overview
Europeans seeking to grow their businesses in the United States can encounter a host of risk-filled challenges. Liability lawsuits, government regulations, enforcement actions and relationships with U.S.-based business partners, distributors or insurers require vigorous, experienced legal representation. Even a seemingly simple transaction can burden the unwary buyer or seller with protracted liability.
Since the firm’s beginnings in the United States more than 30 years ago, Wilson Elser’s attorneys have helped foreign-based clients protect and defend their vital business interests. Many of our attorneys bring practical mechanical, electronic, engineering and other types of backgrounds to the attorney-client relationship. Some have acquired particular knowledge and insight by living and working as attorneys outside the United States, affording them a greater appreciation of the cultural and linguistic challenges that confront foreign clients. Whether providing testimony or completing a deal, our practice attorneys background and experience give them a decided advantage.
Our European team also draws on Wilson Elser’s U.S. presence to add value for our clients. We tap into a robust infrastructure that allows quick access to research and the collective experience resident throughout the firm, always endeavoring to preserve precious time and client resources. These collaborations by various offices and disciplines frequently spawn innovative solutions to the most challenging legal issues. Our nearly 800 attorneys strategically located throughout the United States represent more than 50 service areas, adding depth whether the matter involves a trial, arbitration or a commercial transaction. We work closely with our foreign clients, value their input, and acknowledge how their loyalty has sustained the growth of the firm’s European team.
Integral to our strategy, Wilson Elser builds close relationships with high-quality European law firms, which assist with specific insight into the laws and regulatory regimes of their respective countries. Pooling our resources with theirs, we form formidable combinations, capable of advancing our clients’ most ambitious objectives.