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International Business Formations

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Personalized Approach and Tailored Business Solutions to Meet Your Unique Goals

Managing a business in your own country is challenging, but conducting international business introduces obstacles such as language barriers, unique country laws and unfamiliar cultures that can hinder your global reach. You can combat these obstacles by hiring an experienced attorney. Harris Sliwoski offers international business formation services to help you grow your business worldwide.

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Let Our Global Reach Become Your Global Reach

We provide business formation assistance to U.S. businesses wanting to partner with or invest in international companies. Our experienced attorneys can also help global companies form business relationships with U.S.-based individuals and companies. Our services extend to foreign corporations, limited and general partnerships, boards of directors and limited liability corporations around the world.

We cater to a wide range of industries and support businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to small start-up entities. Our lawyers understand that every new company is unique and requires a personalized approach, so we provide tailored business solutions to meet your specific goals.

Trust Harris Sliwoski to protect your start-up company’s assets and liabilities. Our team has extensive knowledge of international laws and business cultures, helping U.S. and foreign companies reach amicable agreements. We can draft bilingual business contracts, ensuring each party understands its duties and legal obligations.

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Our International Business Formation Services

There are several advantages to hiring an international business formation lawyer. Business formation attorneys can mitigate start-up risks and provide sound financial advice. Additionally, having a legal representative from the beginning can prevent future disputes. At Harris Sliwoski, our attorneys offer essential global business formation services, including:

Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises

Doing business in China offers several advantages, from attractive tax incentives to profitable investment opportunities. With our extensive knowledge of China’s business formation laws, we can assist our clients in investing in wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOE). We provide legal advice, contract drafting, and international dispute resolution to support your business endeavors.

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures can yield sizable profits and grow your business. However, international joint venture agreements can be complex and may put your intellectual property at risk if one of the joint venture parties violates the agreement. Having an international lawyer on call is crucial to address these potential issues promptly.

Representative Offices

Instead of opening a business in a foreign country, you may choose to establish a representative office to manage your investments. Harris Sliwoski can help you open a representative office by assisting with the necessary permits and licenses. We will also keep you informed about the laws and regulations that representative offices must adhere to in their respective countries.

Other International Entity Formation Services

Our attorneys can also assist with other pivotal international business formation services, such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property protection
  • International contracts and agreements
  • Inbound and outbound international transactions

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Contact Our Lawyers for Expert International Business Assistance

Ready to expand your company globally? Allow our experienced international entity formation attorneys to assist you with all your global investment and business needs. You can count on us for reliable legal advice and representation. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-330-0010 today to schedule an appointment with our attorneys.

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Our Clients' Successes

“Harris Sliwoski expertly guided us through the formation of our company. They continue to assist with necessary registrations and compliance with numerous regulations. They were able to promptly answer all our many questions and provide understandable options, explanations and practical advice. We expect to continue to use Harris Sliwoski on a regular basis as our company expands. They were also able to introduce us other professional experts. We would not hesitate to recommend Harris Sliwoski to any companies in need of legal advice.”

user icon Three Continents Foods LLC

This law firm was a huge help as our company went through the process of commercial licensing in the California cannabis industry.  They have helped us with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while clearly communicating with us throughout the process.  Everyone we’ve worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field and we have always felt that we were in good hands through our legal representation.

user icon Wil Crummer, CEO PRO Farms

Legal stuff is always scary. And I’ve had to play offense a couple times, begrudgingly. To have Harris Sliwoski have my back? It made things a lot less prickly. They quickly walked me through my options, and were refreshingly consistent in their communications, timing and billing. I’ve been lucky to stay out of the legal side of things my whole career, thankfully. When things went a little wrong, Harris Sliwoski quickly made things right.

user icon Aaron Draplin, Founder Draplin Design Co.

I am impressed with this law firm. They answered all my questions regarding cannabis businesses and the California cannabis framework, and they have helped me with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while always clearly communicating with us throughout the process. They also redirected me to other quality people for my business needs. Everyone I worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field, and I was in good hands throughout my legal representation.

user icon Corey T., CEO Thinc Cubed, LLC

I have been working with the lawyers at Harris Sliwoski for more than 20 years both as a business owner and as an executive at a large east-coast health system and that is because they have always efficiently provided high level and clear international law advice. Most recently, Harris Sliwoski provided legal support on many matters related to procuring medical products worldwide. Their support was particularly helpful to during the onset of COVID, when there was a big need for securing PPE quickly, all while navigating complicated international and domestic legal requirements. Harris Sliwoski’s team of international lawyers helped by conducting rapid-fire due diligence on potential suppliers, navigating the legal logistics for getting product from overseas and through U.S. customs, and drafting contracts to protect against various sorts of horribles. They did this by essentially providing what amounted to 24/7 service. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

user icon Dan Pak Hospital Supply Chain Executive

Harris Sliwoski has represented our company in the legal cannabis industry for years. Harris Sliwoski has advised us in a wide variety of legal matters, and they are truly experts in their field. I would highly recommend Harris Sliwoski to anyone with questions about cannabis law, or any legal matters. They have been great for our Company, and will continue to guide us as our industry evolves

user icon Matt Hurt, COO Cannabis Nation

You won’t find a better partner than Harris Sliwoski when trying to navigate the complex world of healthcare regulations.  They not only give sound and reliable legal advice, but they are also very responsive and are able to guide you in a way that helps you reach your business objectives as well.

user icon Joseph Axelrod, General Counsel Irwin Naturals

When we started the process of building a ‘seed to sale’ cannabis company in Oregon, we saw the need for expert legal counsel.  The cannabis sector is fraught with potential peril at every turn, and we wanted the best legal advice we could find.  After talking to several firms and individuals, we feel extremely fortunate to have chosen Harris Sliwoski as our legal counsel.

user icon Tony Theiss, CEO and Co-Founder Redbarn Cannabis 

We use Harris Sliwoski on all our international legal matters, including on our international litigation matters. We have over the last few years been involved in a couple big international legal disputes and Harris Sliwoski’s international dispute resolution team provided us with expert legal assistance on both matters. They were always very careful to explain to us what they were doing and why and what their actions would likely cost us in legal fees. Most importantly, we did extremely well on both cases and I have no doubt Harris Sliwoski was a big factor in that.

user icon Kevin English, CEO We Are Camp

We have used Harris Sliwoski for legal help related to our international manufacturing. The lawyers with whom I worked had extensive familiarity with the international legal issues involved in our various projects and offered us key insights. I particularly appreciated how they always quickly and efficiently do what they say they will do and always within their cost estimates.

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