International Regulations & Transactional Services

Your Top Tier International Business Attorney

Are you a small to mid-sized company in the U.S. and doing business internationally – whether it’s in Europe, Russia, Asia, or the Middle East? We Can Help!

Your team likely has opportunities to increase revenue or serve new customers but you’re concerned with the unknowns of international trade, legal risks, and picking an experienced, efficient law firm.

We also have experience helping foreign direct investment navigate US regulations, including the CFIUS process and review.

Sequoia Legal advises domestic and foreign companies and organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals on laws, regulations and practices governing exports, imports, cross-border investments and transfers of technology, and on structuring domestic and international business transactions, including foreign direct investment in the United States.  

We’ll counsel your team on foreign policy export controls, sanctions and embargoes administered by the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  Our business attorneys also assist both U.S. and foreign companies and persons in evaluating and addressing situations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCP

Our International Trade Services Include

  • Counseling and training for compliance with U.S. Export Controls and the FCPA, drafting and implementing corporate compliance plans.
  • Advice and legal support on national security and Foreign Policy Export Controls administered by the Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury.
  • Obtaining CCATs determinations from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), applying for Commodity Jurisdiction Requests from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and advising on applicability and Exemption from US Sanction Programs.
  • Obtaining Export Licenses for U.S. manufacturers and exporters from OFAC, BIS and the DDTC.
  • Advice on Import Laws & procedures, including Tariff Classification, valuation, and special duty programs.
  • Evaluation and advice on Solutions to Foreign Market Access Barriers encountered by U.S. exporters.
  • Advice on International Contracts, drafting documents and enforcement of contractual provisions.

SEQUOIA LEGAL BLOG.

Colorado Opportunity Zone Program

The Opportunity Zone (OZ) program was enactedas part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in order to incentivize investment and development in designated low-income communities across the country. Over the next ten years, investors can reinvest in these distressed and underdeveloped properties and land parcels for significant tax breaks on capital gains.

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OFAC to De-List Certain Sanctioned Russian Entities*

On December 19, the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced their intention to remove three Russian entities from their List of Specially Designated and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) within 30 days. The SDN’s that were de-listed are En+ Group plc (“En+), UC Rusal plc (“Rusal”), and JSC EuroSibEnergo (“ESE”).

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