Business Law

Our team of American and German lawyers specializes in advising clients with business in the United States, Germany, and internationally. From company formation and tax considerations to trademark registration and contract negotiation, we are ready to help your business succeed.

With competence in American law, German law, and the special issues that arise for transatlantic business operations, we bring our international expertise to bear to help you build a successful business and navigate whatever legal issues you may face.

Legal services which we frequently provide our clients include:

Company Formation

Advising on business forms and assisting in the creation of legal entities, including American LLC’s and corporations as well as German GmbH’s and UG’s – as well as help determining the best way to organize international offices (branches, subsidiaries, etc.) and business relationships. We help explain the various advantages and risks regarding liability, taxation, and company control and help you tailor your legal entity to the needs and goals of your business.  Learn more about our company formation services HERE.

Contract Drafting, Review, and Negotiation

Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts under American and European law – in English or in German. Common contracts we handle including NDA’s, sales agreements, licensing agreements, and employment contracts.

Trademark Protection in the U.S. and Europe

Analyzing, filing, and protecting trademarks in the United States, Europe, and internationally. Our U.S. licensed attorneys meet the USPTO requirement that foreign trademark applications in the U.S. be filed by a licensed American lawyer.  We help you determine the likelihood of a successful trademark application, handle the filing process and answer any questions, and then monitor and protect your trademark from infringement.

Tax Advice

We advise businesses and individuals on their tax obligations with an emphasis on navigating the U.S. and German tax systems, including the double taxation treaty between the U.S. and Germany and the various options that taxpayers and companies have to reduce their tax liabilities.  Learn more about our tax law services HERE.