Gunster’s International law team strives to deliver effective legal solutions that leverage firmwide competencies. Our goal is to continuously develop a comprehensive understanding of the international environment. Our attorneys have extensive experience in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, and are fluent in more than 10 languages. Our international legal work is as diverse as the sectors of the Florida economy and the many businesses that come to Florida to take advantage of international markets.
Gunster is dedicated to developing important practices that serve our international business law clientele. This experience includes banking and financial services, distribution chains, technology, resort development, health care, immigration and business litigation, including government investigations, asset recovery and international arbitration.
Gunster continues to cultivate a worldwide network of relationships that are important to the execution of client strategies. Our firm’s objective is to expand relationships throughout the United States, extending to federal, state and municipal governments; other nations’ diplomats and consulates; trade commissions; economic development entities; and binational chambers of commerce. Outside the U.S., our attorneys are focused on interfacing with U.S. consular officers and diplomats and the governments of other nations, as well as seek to develop a network of international contacts and professionals.
Gunster is Florida’s law firm for business — and Florida’s business is international. The firm seeks to provide its international business clientele with a full range of legal services, both in Florida and abroad, including:
- Business structuring, including offshore entity formation
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Joint ventures and partnerships
- International tax
- Private placements and other offshore securities offerings
- Real estate, including purchase, sale, development, financing, construction and leasing inside and outside the U.S.
- Government investigations
- Dispute resolution, including international arbitration
- Distribution, licensing and franchising
- Creditors’ rights and bankruptcy
- International banking transactions and regulatory matters
- Government relations and administrative law
- Customs and trade issues
- Private wealth planning and probate for nonresidents
Gunster’s international business litigation attorneys are determined to prevail even in the most extraordinary situations. Our attorneys handle cases that may determine our client’s future. Gunster litigators try cases in the U.S. courts and design the strategy of our clients in courts outside the U.S. Our litigators can manage parallel litigations in multiple jurisdictions, including government investigations and criminal prosecutions. The firm’s attorneys counsel clients on the advantages of arbitration in cross-border transactions and conduct arbitrations in the United States and abroad. Our international arbitration attorneys have participated in proceedings under all major administrative organizations, including ICC, ICDR and UNCITRAL rules.
Our International business lawyers focus on insightful planning and measured execution. Gunster attorneys diligently pursue insight taken from a thorough review of the critical facts and issues.