125 S Clark Street, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
Doing Business in the U.S.
Our Practice Clients and Projects Publications Blog and Newsletter Our Team Contact Us






A Cost-Effective U.S. Legal Team


What Do We Offer to Companies Entering the United States?

Many of our clients are companies doing business in the United States that need a team of U.S. lawyers for projects with a limited budget. Such companies turn to us when a large law firm will be too expensive yet the project requires a team of sophisticated U.S. lawyers

Unlike many smaller U.S. legal teams, we have a long history of working with cross-border legal issues and the needs of foreign companies entering the complicated U.S. legal environment. Our base in Chicago enables us to assist with matters throughout the U.S.


U.S. Market Entry and Transactions – What Types of Projects?

We devote our attention and senior resources to the kinds of day-to-day cross-border transactions that form the core of most companies’ U.S. work, including projects of limited size

  • Stock and Asset Acquisitions
  • Entity Selection and Establishment
  • Licensing, Distribution and Other Agreements
  • U.S. Regulatory Compliance
  • Product Risk and Warranties
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • U.S. Customs and Import/Export Issues
  • U.S. Dispute Resolution

In addition to US commercial agreement and regulatory matters, our work has included counsel on cost-effective ways to enter the U.S. market with an emphasis on limiting risk and litigation exposure. The establishment of U.S. corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and other entity strategies are part of such projects. Our work has included outsourcing and investments as well as market entry matters for India and Chinese companies.


Foreign Law Firms and Our Expanding U.S. Counsel Role

Since its founding in the mid-1990s, International Counsel has retained many law firms in Asia, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere as local counsel for the direct investment and transactions work of U.S. clients.

We have increasingly been asked by foreign law firms to act as U.S. counsel for client work coming into the United States. Our cross-border experience has better enabled us to understand the expectations of companies entering the U.S. market and their preferred forms of entity, agreement structures, dispute resolution and methods of working with legal counsel.




Copyright 1997-2022, International Counsel. All rights reserved. Disclaimer
125 S Clark Street, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603