Stevens & Lee provides a broad array of expertise to assist foreign owned companies with launching and expanding operations in the United States. Whether your investment involves purchasing an established business or laying the groundwork for a new company, we understand the unique challenges of entering the U.S. marketplace and the business opportunities available that make your investment worthwhile. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal financial and operational results while minimizing liability as you establish your business in the U.S.

Your strategic ally in an uncertain global environment.

  • Sophisticated, full-service law firm with attorneys who understand the needs of businesses operating internationally
  • Value-added professional services provided by The Stevens & Lee Companies: investment banking, insurance risk management, government affairs and other business services
  • Established relationships with international professionals and organizations in Europe and the Americas
  • Entrepreneurial culture with a dedication to delivering exceptional value on a cost-effective basis to growing companies

Services tailored to your business needs.

Immigration – Employers of all sizes rely on us to help attract and retain top-tier international talent, move personnel across borders and assist with naturalization and compliance issues surrounding transactions of all kinds. We understand the nuances of work authorization avenues for all visa and green card opportunities.

Corporate Structuring and Operations – We help companies of all sizes solidify operational groundwork and decision-making processes that drive strategic growth. Our team has assisted a diverse range of entrepreneurial clients with business formation and incorporation, tax compliance, employment agreements and all of the various contracts that shape business relationships with vendors, customers and lessees.   

Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures – From large, nationally prominent transactions to deals that shape specific markets, we have represented the full range of private, public, private equity and portfolio business players. Our multifaceted approach considers tax, employee benefits, antitrust, environment, intellectual property and other key factors in bringing a complex deal to close.  

Labor and Employment – Clients across industries rely on our experienced team to create and strengthen their employee management frameworks, from effective human resources practices, handbooks and employee training to policy development that complies with the full breadth of state and federal labor laws and antidiscrimination regulations. Additionally, we focus exclusively on representing management across a wide variety of industries and our labor relations team has helped clients avoid unionization as well as guided them through successful campaigns.

Federal, State and Local Tax – Whether it’s establishing operations, preparing for mergers or acquisitions or navigating tax controversies and litigation, our highly knowledgeable attorneys help clients of all sizes across the nation anticipate and navigate federal, state and local tax implications. Our deep experience working with state revenue departments helps us to create pragmatic and cost-efficient solutions to a range of issues.    

Intellectual Property – Our singular goal is to help clients maximize and protect the value of their business-critical assets to succeed in today’s dynamic economy. From entrepreneurial start-ups to publicly listed corporations, we assist clients across industries with developing, protecting and monetizing their intellectual property.

Land Use and Environmental –Clients rely on us to secure spaces for their commercial, industrial and residential projects and ensure that property management agreements align with their business objectives. Our environmental team helps clients to anticipate a wide breadth of environmental regulatory issues and handle transactional matters and litigation. 

Commercial Real Estate and Leasing – We are experienced problem solvers and project facilitators in the financing, development and leasing of commercial property within various industries. Our particular geographic knowledge of and experience in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and beyond have created a number of advantages for clients seeking to establish a foothold or grow in these regions. 

Government Incentives – Our team has successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars for projects on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys and business affiliates have vast experience working with state and local government leaders to obtain economic and community development and infrastructure improvement awards.

Private Equity – From fund formation through investment exit, our full range of private equity services are designed to guide clients through the most complex transactions. We are immersed in a variety of industries and provide investment strategies that acknowledge the latest trends and developments.

Industry experience you can trust.

Our clients include businesses of all sizes that span cutting-edge growth sectors. Deep industry knowledge, business strategy and entrepreneurial perspectives shape every one of our client engagements. 

Guidance across your entire business lifecycle.

Start-Ups: Legal hurdles, regulatory challenges, business planning and financing – no matter the need, we help clients set the foundation to achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Our multidisciplinary experience in a range of industries allows us to strategically position your emerging business within targeted markets.

Growth-Oriented Organizations: We help you plan and execute your next move. Our goal is to help you to ensure that your operations and workforce seamlessly scale to meet your companies short- and long-term objectives.

Mature Businesses Operating Domestically: Growth requires focusing your strengths on key opportunities within emerging markets. As a strategic ally to your business, we provide the full range of legal support to strengthen your competitive edge and prepare and execute cost-effective plans to enter into targeted markets.