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DeWitt is a trusted resource for international legal solutions for businesses and individuals. Our attorneys have extensive experience in international business and provide practical advice and guidance in addition to their legal knowledge.

Our attorneys can assist in all aspects of international business activity, including accessing foreign markets, acquiring foreign companies, creating import/export compliance programs, foreign investment in the United States, immigration matters, licensing and protection of intellectual property, and representing clients in federal trade law violations.

In the area of doing business in the United States, our M&A practice helps foreign companies invest in the United States through mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and forming new US business entities. Our attorneys ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations in areas such as securities, employment, tax, and environment. Additionally, our real estate practice assists international investors in acquiring US properties.

For businesses looking to expand internationally, we provide counsel on acquiring foreign companies, establishing strategic relationships like joint ventures and distributorship agreements, and navigating financing, compliance, and tax considerations. We also leverage our global network through Lexwork International and other contacts to meet our clients' needs efficiently and effectively.

In the area of global distribution and supply chain, we assist domestic businesses with foreign trade and supply chain legal issues. Our attorneys help establish and maintain compliance with US export laws and regulations, collaborating with clients and federal agencies for proper classification of products, obtaining export licenses where necessary, and advising on distributor agreements and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

In the field of immigration and estate planning, our attorneys assist both businesses and individuals with employment-based immigration, visa applications, permanent residency, and the EB-5 Visa Program. We also provide advice on estate tax consequences and assist with the creation and maintenance of pre-immigration trusts.

With respect to intellectual property, we represent clients of all sizes, internationally and domestically, in various IP matters. Our team has experience in patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, litigation, and deal brokering. We have strong relationships with local counsel in many countries, allowing us to effectively and efficiently serve clients around the world.

In the area of international taxation, we work closely with affiliated tax specialists to help clients navigate tax implications when doing business in the US or abroad. We provide consultation on structuring investments and joint ventures, maximizing foreign tax credits, and addressing repatriation and compensation issues.

Our firm is proud to be a member of Lexwork International, an association of midsized independent law firms globally. Through this network, we can provide clients with high-quality representation and personalized service, even when referrals to outside or foreign counsel are needed. Additionally, our attorneys have affiliations with law firms in China, India, South America, and the Middle East, allowing us to offer specialized knowledge and experience in those regions.

At DeWitt, we are dedicated to helping businesses and individuals navigate the complexities of international law and achieve their goals in the global marketplace.

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