Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Service Details

International Practice

Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP's international attorneys represent foreign corporations and individuals on legal matters involving mergers and acquisitions, litigation, contract issues, cross border transactions, strategic alliances, international joint ventures, labor law, immigration law and general corporate law.

We possess the resources to assist businesses dealing with international issues that are best handled by attorneys with significant experience in international and domestic corporate law as well as the regional customs and practices in foreign countries.

We have assisted our foreign and domestic clients in various matters such as:

  • Creation of U.S. subsidiaries for foreign entities, and establishment of commercial and manufacturing, as well as other operations in the United States
  • Creation of off-shore entities in Latin American and the British Virgin Islands
  • International public bids for infrastructure government projects
  • Contract drafting and negotiation with private companies and foreign governments
  • Assisting clients with securing concessions, licenses and permits in Latin America
  • Negotiation, drafting and formation of joint ventures, partnerships and consortiums
  • Acquisition of commercial investment properties, such as casinos, golf courses and resorts
  • Mergers and acquisitions of stock or assets of Latin American companies
  • Assisting clients with cross border transactions, including drafting of agreements and obtaining permits for U.S. companies to operate in Latin America
  • Assistance with evaluating a project for establishing a high-tech manufacturing facility in Latin America for the importation, treatment, re-manufacturing and exportation of products to foreign countries
  • Negotiation and drafting of national products distribution agreements, personnel services agreements and sales representative agreements
  • Establishing distributorships and contracting relationships in Latin America
  • Assisting with import/export permits
  • Assisting Japanese and Latin American clients with U.S. subpoenas, depositions and similar procedures, as well as coordination with foreign counsel on behalf of U.S. clients in commencing and managing litigation in that country
  • Assistance with resolution of commercial disputes between US and foreign entities
  • Transfer of executives of multi-national corporations, including assistance with obtaining their working visas and permanent residence status
  • Assisting domestic clients with raising capital from foreign investors in compliance with the Immigrant Investor Program
  • Litigating the handling of claims involving all transportation modes and all of the involved statutory schemes
  • General representation of domestic and international companies and investors seeking to do business in Latin America

Our bilingual and bicultural attorneys represent clients in due diligence, title and litigation searches in real estate and other corporate transactions, and provide finance services to public sector entities involved in international finance.