Conducting business across world borders is complicated, and the U.S. requires businesses to comply with various regulatory systems to do business outside the country.
Sequoia Legal is an international business law firm in Denver, Colorado with the experience and knowledge to guide you through your international business transactions.
Every cross-border transaction faces unique legal challenges that depend on the nations, businesses, and subject matter involved in the deal. A Denver international business law attorney from Sequoia Legal helps your large, mid-sized, or small business identify and comply with the legal framework that governs your global transaction.
Sequoia Legal has experience representing U.S. and foreign clients doing business in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Each Sequoia Legal attorney for international business transactions has advised U.S. and non-U.S. foreign companies and organizations, entrepreneurs, and individuals on U.S. and international law governing exports, imports, international agreements, cross-border investment, and technology transfers.
We also help clients structure their foreign investments, including foreign direct investment in the U.S.
Sequoia Legal researches any export control, sanction, or embargo that could apply to your business deal and finds a way for you to comply with the law.
Foreign relations and regulations change on a dime. As they do, national and regional lawmakers create, change, and remove legal and procedural requirements to do business in their jurisdictions. These laws impose highly technical import/export controls, licensing requirements, sanctions, and other requirements that all businesses must satisfy. Sequoia Legal's attorneys assist clients in complying with these requirements to avoid civil or even criminal penalties.
Sequoia Legal researches export control law, determines how it applies to you, and develops a compliance program for you to legally import/export your goods and services. We assist clients with:
The best way to deal with export restrictions is to be proactive. Our attorneys perform export compliance audits, oversee export compliance classifications, train employees to handle compliance tasks, and provide support and technical assistance for ongoing projects and business expansions.
We also represent businesses targeted for investigation for export control violations.
The U.S. Departments of Defense and Commerce restrict transfers of military and dual-use equipment and technical data outside the U.S. These rules cover everything from weapons to encryption software. Businesses that need ITAR and EAR compliance programs include:
Sequoia Legal determines whether ITAR and EAR apply and develops compliance plans if needed.
All nations use sanctions and embargoes in their foreign relations. The Office of Foreign Assets Control currently has sanctions in place in at least a dozen countries, and it expects companies like yours to research where you can and cannot do business.
The OFAC list is always subject to change. The shifting lists of people, businesses, and countries subject to sanctions expose your business to accidental sanctions violations.
OFAC lawyers from Sequoia Legal can review the jurisdictions where you do business. We also look at the businesses and individuals with whom you work. The firm develops an economic sanctions compliance plan and trains your officers and employees to spot potential economic sanctions issues.
Any time you transfer currency, stock, property, or other financial obligations across an international border, you must comply with international trade law. Your business will probably need to report the transaction to the appropriate customs authorities and pay any import or export duties imposed on the deal.
In addition to the possible tax implications of these deals, you must prepare for multi-jurisdictional legal issues. A skilled attorney from Sequoia Legal can negotiate contract terms, dispute resolution mechanisms, and enforcement provisions before your transaction and ensure your business is fully protected if any disputes arise.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency committee that oversees investments in U.S. companies by foreign entities.
Whether you are an international investor acquiring shares in a U.S. company or a domestic business seeking foreign investment, you need to assess your risk of a CFIUS review and a plan to facilitate the approval of your deal.
An attorney from Sequoia Legal can guide you through the CFIUS review process and work with all parties to the investment to submit all the information required for approval.
Penalties for violating OFAC or EAR include fines. If the violation was committed knowingly, the business and its principals could face federal criminal charges.
To mitigate your company's potential liability, the U.S. Department of Justice allows you to have an international corporate lawyer voluntarily self-disclose a violation. This program helps you avoid enforcement actions when you and your company face potential liability for violations.
Doing business in a foreign country sometimes requires questionable actions. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits companies from using company money to bribe foreign officials. It also requires every business to maintain records to prove it has not violated FCPA.
Avoiding FCPA requires a compliance program and aggressive training of your employees. Sequoia Legal is well-versed in FCPA compliance and will help you avoid getting entangled in FCPA regulatory matters.
Contact Sequoia Legal for corporate compliance, litigation, and administrative law services or discuss foreign business operations with an international business attorney in Colorado.
Our Denver international business law firm has experience representing:
Sequoia Legal guides U.S. and foreign companies through the administrative and regulatory minefield presented by an international deal.
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Experience matters when your company needs an international business lawyer. Every agency that reviews and regulates cross-border deals has a unique legal structure and uses unique procedures. Our attorneys have vast experience and can advise clients about the best ways to structure and report deals for the best chance at approval.
Sequoia Legal offers highly competitive rates and fee structures for a top-tier business law firm. We do not believe that premium service must come at an exorbitant cost. With transparency and budget-sensitive pricing, gain access to knowledgeable attorneys focused on your long-term success and advantage.
With client partnerships spanning lifetimes, our attorneys are invested in client success as proven allies, advocates, and confidants. The longevity of our relationships signals our dedication and ability to provide strategic counsel for lasting client achievement. We guide businesses to success as trusted advisors shaping futures rather than just attorneys handling cases.
Our Denver export compliance law firm has extensive experience with export administration regulations, the FCPA and international trade and can assist clients with developing export control and FCPA compliance programs. We ensure each client follows appropriate FCPA, export control compliance and foreign trade regulations for their industry, and our clients hail from nearly every industry sector. The attorneys at Sequoia Legal have successfully assisted and provided continued guidance for several international companies regarding the internal implementation of FCPA and export compliance plans. These companies employ and engage in various transactions with individuals and companies around the world. To ensure continued compliance with US sanctions laws and regulations following the implementation of the FCPA and export compliance programs, Sequoia Legal has conducted company audits, interviews and internal FCPA training programs. Due to the diligence of the Sequoia Legal team, zero issues or enforcement actions have been taken by the US government against Sequoia's clients for any FCPA or export related matter. An investment in a Sequoia Legal compliance plan has saved our clients time, focus and money.
Companies routinely face complex situations when exporting or doing business internationally. There is a complex set of laws and regulations applicable to the persons, places and products involved in international business. Businesses sometimes end up violating or running afoul of these highly technical and complicated rules. Sequoia Legal has represented various US and foreign companies in conducting internal investigations relating to suspected violations of US sanctions and export controls. Following completion of these internal investigations, where necessary, we have assisted clients in voluntarily disclosing suspected violations to US authorities and have obtained favorable outcomes, including reduced penalties or no penalties. This has allowed our clients to sleep at night and continue to expand and do business internationally in compliance with applicable US law.
Our team at Sequoia Legal regularly helps sellers and buyers of businesses navigate the intricacies of the purchase and sale process to help them achieve their dreams. In this case, Sequoia Legal was brought on by the owners of a local technology company in a sale to a strategic acquirer with a total transaction value in the multiple millions. We successfully negotiated transaction agreements, including due diligence with the buyer and post-closing employment agreements, and closed the transaction within an expedited 30 days period. As part of this process, we helped educate the sellers through their first transaction and work through the emotional roller coaster of selling your business.
And Finding It! Sequoia Legal regularly helps search funds and individuals find, acquire and successfully build new businesses. Our client was a search funder focused on acquiring a company in the professional services industry. We assisted in negotiating several LOI's that fell through, but as a result of that process, we found the right acquisition fit and assisted our client in executing an LOI, conducting due diligence, structuring the deal, negotiating the purchase agreement, working with the SBA and completing a deal that included a cash payment, SBA loan and seller financing with a variable note that reduced if certain revenue metrics were not achieved. We then assisted our client with several "tuck-in" acquisitions to further augment and accelerate the client's goals and exponentially grow revenue.
Andrew and the Sequoia team are incredibly talented, detail oriented, and overall wonderful and trustworthy and people. I would highly recommend!
Andrew has been a great asset for my business through different acquisitions, employee onboarding documents, as well as providing assistance to many of my clients.
What a fantastic team here! They are super helpful, personable, and so incredibly knowledgeable! When I called them, I was immediately put in contact with a very professional young woman named Christina, and she immediately put me at ease. The whole team was very helpful with my issue, and I would not hesitate to call them again. If you are in need of legal assistance, definitely give them a call.
I have worked with both Hunter and Andrew at Sequoia Legal and they are awesome. Responsive, knowledgeable and always hit deadlines. We have used them over and over because they great to work with and great at their work!
This is an amazing firm that will do anything to get the job done right for their clients.
Excellent advice and service. Big firm experience and expertise at reasonable small firm prices.
Great company, great employees, willingness to help in any way
Andrew Lopez is always there to help. He is professional, responsive and understanding. Thank you Sequoia Legal!
I can't say enough great things about Hunter and Andrew and the Sequoia team. We purchased a small business, and they were efficient, knowledgeable, and direct with their feedback about the deal and its structure and available when we needed them. We hope to do many more transactions with Hunter and Andrew, and the team. If you're looking for great counsel for a business transaction (and I'm sure any other matter they'd represent) - you'll be in great hands working with Sequoia. Bravo!
I cannot express the gratitude I have for this legal team. They're great to work with, I cannot say enough good thing's about them. I truly feel they work for me and my needs and are very compassionate and caring about their clients.
Sequoia Legal represents corporations and individuals around the world in their business dealings. Contact us to discuss your legal needs.
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