Barnes & Thornburg helps American companies to do business internationally and foreign-owned companies to do business in the U.S. Our global reach means that we can provide comprehensive legal counsel, cultural acuity and honed problem solving skills needed to do business in practically any time zone our client needs.
Our team helps businesses of all sizes establish operations in the U.S. and abroad. We negotiate and close domestic and cross-border financing, real estate, merger, acquisition, strategic alliance and joint venture transactions, safeguard intellectual property on a global scale, and advise on U.S. and international tax laws.
We provide legal counsel pertaining to free trade agreements, the movement of goods, services, technology and funds, and dispute resolution and litigation counsel across the U.S. and abroad. We also guide employers through the labor, employment and human resource challenges and immigration issues inherent in managing today’s multinational workforce.
Trade issues are often at the heart of international business activities and our firm represents clients before the World Trade Organization (WTO). We advise on export controls and trade remedies, including anti-dumping and countervailing duty matters before government and diplomatic channels, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in post-order compliance. We assist with Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) matters, including prosecuting applications, overcoming oppositions, inventory control, and customs documentation.
Globalization has led many companies to sell their products and build operation centers in virtually all corners of the world. With this geographic expansion comes the need for businesses to have legal representation wherever they may be expanding.
Barnes & Thornburg offers its clients the advantage of connecting with the legal resources and solutions throughout the world through its affiliation with TerraLex. TerraLex is a highly selective, international network of nearly 150 leading independent law firms located in nearly 100 countries with more than 14,000 attorneys.
TerraLex offers Barnes & Thornburg a significant advantage over most U.S. law firms in that we can help clients achieve their goals in virtually every country, state, province, or location imaginable. So while many people may not know where Mauritius, Liechtenstein, or Latvia are, Barnes & Thornburg has access to attorneys there who are ready to spring into action for our clients whenever the needs arise.