When you are engaged in any important business transaction, the counsel of an experienced lawyer is essential. For over three decades, I have served as a corporate and business law attorney for many U.S. and multinational clients. My goal is always to achieve your objectives and protect your interests.
I advise and represent U.S. and international businesses in planning and carrying out a wide array of transactions, including:
- International distribution/licensing agreements
- Joint ventures
- Corporate acquisitions and divestitures
- Cross-border investments
- International business ventures, operations and transactions
- Corporate structuring for international operations
- Overseas manufacturing/supply contracts
- Tax-efficient structures for international business operations and transactions
I additionally serve as Corporate Counsel to guide your company in dealing with legal issues arising in U.S. business matters, as well as in international transactions and operations. I also advise on corporate governance and compliance matters such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. For foreign clients, I provide counsel on transactions with U.S. counterparties and on setting up and conducting business operations in the United States.
Experience Gets the Job Done
As a veteran corporate and business law attorney, and former senior legal executive for major international companies, I have the experience to guide clients through mixed legal and business issues in their operations, anticipate and avoid problem areas and unnecessary complications, and devise practical solutions for getting the job done.
As Vice President and General Counsel for Halco Mining, a consortium of international aluminum companies led by Alcoa in a mining joint venture with the Republic of Guinea, I served as chief negotiator and spokesperson for the consortium on the joint venture's Policy Committee with senior officials of the Guinean government, and completed $250 million in financing agreements with the African Development Bank and commercial banks for infrastructure projects and mine expansion.
In mergers and acquisitions, I have been lead counsel for transactions ranging from the $4.25 million acquisition by a San Diego-based company of a German manufacturing company and related portfolio of intellectual property assets, to the $600 million acquisition by a U.S banking group of a consumer finance and home mortgage business in the United Kingdom.
Let me help you move your business forward by calling 858-259-8835 or by contacting me on-line.