Gunster’s Corporate practice handles complex cross-border business arrangements and transactions. Our attorneys have assisted clients with complex and diverse business dealings around the world. In addition to assisting our U.S.-based clients in transactions and joint ventures in foreign countries, setting up foreign subsidiary operations and structuring international distribution channels, our lawyers also represent international clients in the acquisition of U.S. business interests, establishing business operations in the United States, engaging in joint ventures with U.S. partners, and negotiating, licensing and distributorship arrangements with U.S. parties.

Gunster’s International Business lawyers have created integrated immigration, residency and tax solutions for non-U.S. clients or their employees who need to temporarily work in the United States or want to plan for permanent residency in the United States. The firm assists non-U.S. corporate and individual clients with the structuring, planning, maintenance and reorganization of their U.S. investments and business activities. Our lawyers have planned and formed numerous tax favored holding structures for foreign clients to own and manage their U.S. investments, including real property ownership.

Gunster’s lawyers advise domestic clients on numerous cross border matters. Our experience also includes minimizing worldwide tax burdens, the formation of international joint ventures, the sale of businesses to foreign acquirers, as well as the acquisition of non-U.S. businesses.

Our attorneys leverage firm-wide relationships with leading law firms and respected professionals for the benefit of domestic and international clients. Our International Business lawyers are known for the ability to effectively guide clients beyond the intricacies and nuances of numerous jurisdictions and markets. We also assist clients in Foreign Corrupt Practice Act compliance issues, the preparation of FCPA policies, procedures and training and, when needed, FCPA investigations and enforcement actions.


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