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LEGAL SERVICES FOR UNITED KINGDOM CLIENTS

“Americanizing” contract terms and conditions. Prior to a UK company's entry into the American market, I review and revise their UK contract terms and conditions to ensure that essential U.S. contract provisions are included. The absence of key contract provisions could cripple a UK company's entry into the American market and lead to costly legal problems.

Contract negotiations. I provide legal, strategic and practical advice on contract negotiations to ensure that the UK company structures a mutually-beneficial business relationship with an American entity. Contracts include agency, licensing, distribution, employment, manufacturing, and ancillary business agreements.

Setting-up Corporations and Limited Liability Companies. I provide legal, strategic and practical advice on setting-up an entity (or entities) in the UK company's target market(s) within the United States.

Deterring fraud and seeking post-fraud recovery. The specter of fraud is an ever-present danger in international business transactions. I provide legal, strategic, and practical advice prior to a proposed transaction to minimize risks and maximize the opportunity for a positive outcome. In those situations where fraud may have occurred, it is crucial to take decisive action. Often, the victim of fraud (who is unfamiliar with the United States and its different legal system) doesn't even know where to start. I can provide a starting point, evaluate the situation, contact and work with the appropriate authorities, and seek avenues to recover lost funds.

Resolving State Sales and Use Tax Issues. Each individual state in the United States has its own sales and use tax regulatory scheme. The state laws and administrative rules governed sales and use taxes are often very complex. I can help avoid these legal landmines and unravel tax issues that have already occurred.

Serving as a Legal Trouble-Shooter. I've provided legal counsel to numerous UK companies who had legal issues and problems that simply didn't fit neatly into a box – but they still needed a resolution FAST!

LEGAL SERVICES FOR UNITED STATES CLIENTS

• Contract negotiations. I provide legal, strategic and practical advice on contract negotiations to ensure that the US company structures a mutually-beneficial business relationship with its UK counterpart. Contracts include agency, licensing, distribution, employment, manufacturing, and ancillary business agreements.

• Deterring fraud and seeking post-fraud recovery. The specter of fraud is an ever-present danger in international business transactions. I provide legal, strategic, and practical advice prior to a proposed transaction to minimize risks and maximize the opportunity for a positive outcome. In those situations where fraud may have occurred, it is crucial to take decisive action. Often, the victim of fraud (who is unfamiliar with the United Kingdom and its legal system) doesn't even know where to start. I can provide a starting point, evaluate the situation, contact and work with the appropriate authorities, and seek avenues to recover lost funds.

Serving as a Legal Trouble-Shooter. I've provided legal counsel to numerous US companies who had legal issues and problems that simply didn't fit neatly into a box – but they still needed a resolution FAST!

OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL SERVICES

We provide outside general counsel services in the United States and the United Kingdom on a fixed fee/retainer basis.

Outside general counsel services make it easier and convenient for a client to address the challenges of their company's day-to-day legal requirements without the high cost associated with in-house professionals. We ensure quick efficient advice by packaging all legal assistance both day-to-day as well as a transaction under an umbrella at a pre-agreed, fixed fee. This approach ensures our clients access to efficient and cost-effective solutions to their legal and compliance matters. The objective of this service is to provide our general counsel clients with the comfort of never having to doubt whether a question is worth asking or whether an issue warrants a consultation. We focus on resolving the client's legal issue quickly, accurately and without billable hours.

Since each company's requirements are unique, our general counsel services are tailored to meet each client's specific needs. Many general counsel clients simply want transactional guidance, regulatory advice, operational compliance, and strategic legal advice that supports a sound decision-making process.

General counsel services generally consist of three categories of legal services:

  • Advice on the company's day-to-day operations, practices and policies.
  • Corporate governance and compliance.
  • Transactional opportunities.

Day-to-day operations of the company:

Reviewing operations of the company, commercial contracts, vendor relationships, procedures and regulatory compliance documents.

Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and dispute avoidance and resolution with respect to commercial contracts (including but not limited to employment, independent contractor, vendor, customer, information technology and licensing agreements).

Assistance and guidance on managing the company's intellectual property.

Drafting, review and modification of privacy policies, terms of use and other internet and information technology provisions.

Pre-litigation dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).

Assistance with collections compliance and strategies.

Assistance with regulatory compliance, procedures and strategies.

Risk management analysis and mitigation measures.

Comprehensive general day-to-day counsel and advice.

Ongoing advice on the legal ramifications of the company's business decisions.

Preemptive and early dispute identification, avoidance and resolution.

Corporate Governance and Compliance Services:

Entity formation analysis and filings.

Coordination with accountants to ensure that the entity choice is consistent with tax reduction strategies.

Assistance in managing minute books, preparation of board and shareholder resolutions and attendance at board meetings.

Review and implementation of corporate governance procedures.

Providing strategic options in support of the company's expansion opportunities including  comprehensive due diligence and transactional needs such as drafting, negotiating and reviewing business documents such as shareholder agreements, purchase and sale agreements, merger documents, disclosure statements, other ancillary company documents, power of attorneys, business relationship or operational agreements.

Transactional Opportunities:

Conduct due diligence of prospective business partners and customers.

Drafting, negotiating and reviewing transactional documents such as agreement, disclosure statements, purchase and sale agreements, closing documents, and ancillary transaction documents.

Representation at the closing of the transaction.

Strategic advice concerning the financial aspects of the transaction process and closing.

Anticipating the potential for disputes and proactively advising steps to resolve disputes that could derail the transaction.

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