How to Expand Your Company Overseas According to Graham Adair

  • May 2, 2023

How to Expand Your Company Overseas According to Graham Adair

Entering international markets could prove to be a profitable venture for your company; it can provide new business opportunities, boost revenue, and enhance operational diversity. However, the process of international expansion is also challenging, requiring significant research, planning, and coordination. The following are some tips designed to make the process smoother and easier. 

Research and Evaluate Potential Markets

Before expanding your company overseas, research and evaluate potential markets thoroughly by assessing the political and economic climate, regulatory environment, and competition. 

Understanding the cultural differences that could affect how your products or services are received in a new market is also important. Conducting thorough market research is a beneficial approach as it lets you discover the most favorable prospects for expanding your business while enabling you to formulate a well-defined plan for entering a new market.

Develop a Comprehensive International Expansion Plan

After determining the best market for your company’s growth, the next step is to develop a thorough strategy. This plan should cover all aspects of your international expansion including financial projections, marketing strategies, staffing requirements, and legal considerations. Be sure to consider both short- and long-term objectives and develop a timeline for achieving your goals.

Establish a Local Presence

Establishing a local presence in the new market is critical to your company’s success overseas. This may involve setting up a subsidiary, forming a joint venture with a local partner, or acquiring an existing company. Building relationships with stakeholders and tailoring your products or services to meet their requirements and preferences are easier when there is a deeper understanding of the local environment.

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Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2023

  • November 12, 2023

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The Financial Times is looking to identify the top European patent law firms for securing patents and protecting European innovation. For the fifth year running, we will rank the firms in six broad sectors:

The FT’s partner, Statista, the market research provider, will compile the list based on a survey enlisting the help of our readers. A special report featuring the final list, plus articles exploring the work and role of European patent attorneys, will appear in the FT in print and online this summer.

The survey will collect peer recommendations from patent attorneys registered with the European Patent Office (EPO) as well as nominations from clients who have used a patent law firm in one of the 39 member states of the Munich-based EPO*.

The deadline for submissions is March 17, 2023. Separately, Statista will invite selected patent attorneys and clients to participate via email. If you have not received your invitation yet, you can also take part in our survey via this link.

Participation is free and the survey takes just a few minutes to complete. All responses will be anonymised for publication. No self-recommendations are allowed. The survey is available in English, German, French and Italian.

The FT will publish the list online as an interactive table with firms grouped in one of three categories.

  1. 🥇 Gold for “very frequently recommended”

  2. 🥈 Silver for frequently recommended

  3. 🥉 Bronze for “recommended”

*Firms from EPO member states are eligible: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta,

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Law Firm Signs Renewal and Expansion at 600 Third Avenue

  • November 11, 2023

L&L Holding Company’s David Berkey and Polsinelli’s Gabriel Dabiri along with 600 Third Avenue (Getty, L&L Holding Company, Polsinelli)

L&L Holding and BlackRock’s Murray Hill office tower just got a major vote of confidence from its top tenant.

Kansas City-based law firm Polsinelli inked a 10-year lease renewal and expansion at L&L and BlackRock’s 600 Third Avenue, adding a fourth floor and roughly 13,100 square feet to its footprint.

The renewal brings Polsinelli’s footprint at the 42-story tower to more than 52,500 square feet, making it the property’s largest tenant. The law firm has occupied just over 39,000 square feet across three floors in the building since 2015. The New York Post first reported the deal.

L&L’s David Berkey represented the landlord in-house, while CBRE’s Kevin McLennan, Ian Murphy and Silvio Petriello represented Polsinelli. The CBRE team declined to comment on the lease. Asking rents for the space ranged from $80 to $90 per square foot, the Commercial Observer reported.

The 575,200-square-foot property is now 94 percent leased, with other notable tenants including law firm Aaronson Rappaport and investment management firm 3G Capital.

Polsinelli’s Gabriel Dabiri told The Real Deal that the firm needed more space after growing its New York presence by 63 percent last year, though the expansion only ups its office space by about a third.

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Law firms and finance companies, a traditional backbone of Manhattan’s office market, appear to be regaining market share as technology companies pull back on space following a decade-long leasing binge. Financial, insurance, real estate and law firms accounted for 43 percent of office leases signed in the borough last year, an increase from 2021, while the share of leases signed by tenants in the technology, media and information sectors declined to 19 percent, according to a

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As Law Firms Strive to Grow, Is All the World a Stage?

  • November 10, 2023

Global law firms are racing to find new ways to build revenue. This isn’t really surprising. They know times have changed. The hot deal market that drove last year’s record revenue and profits has cooled. Crippling inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, continued uncertainty about China and fears of a recession have all hampered global business. 

This explains why law firms have been launching new offices all over: In the past week alone, U.K.-based Watson Farley & Williams opened in Seoul—its fifth office in Asia; Nagashima Ohno also established its fifth office in Asia, launching in Indonesia, where Japanese clients have pledged to invest billions over the next few years; DAC Beachcroft opened offices in Milan and Rome, hoping to expand its insurance offering and provide regulatory advice to clients in Europe; and Clyde & Co merged with a U.S. boutique, gaining a stronghold in Boston.

We don’t know if all these offices will gain traction in the pursuit of profit. But we do know that the Clyde & Co merger was one of several that took place last week in the U.S. And it was especially important to the U.K.-based firm, which believes the merger will enable it to expand its offering across the Northeastern United States—a region that is home to insurance, biotech, healthcare and professional services companies. 

Clyde & Co may be taking a page from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s playbook. In its last financial year, Freshfields’ U.S. revenue grew 29%—outstripping its growth in all of the other regions in which it operates around the world. Freshfields has made a substantial investment in the U.S. over the past few years, launching an office in Silicon Valley, poaching top talent from elite law firms, and paying competitive associate salaries. But those moves demonstrate the importance of the U.S. market to

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Steinberg Law Firm Listed as Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers for 14th Straight Year

  • November 8, 2023

Charleston, South Carolina–(Newsfile Corp. – November 3, 2023) – For the 14th consecutive year, the Steinberg Law Firm has been named to the “Best Law Firms” list by Best Lawyers(R). The firm is acknowledged as a leading law firm in the Charleston, South Carolina region for Personal Injury Litigation, Workers’ Compensation Law, and Product Liability Litigation.

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Steinberg Law Firm Named Best Law Firm

Best Lawyers(R) publishes an annual list of the most accomplished law firms in the country, categorized by practice area and further segmented by country and region. To qualify for Best Law Firms, law firms must submit a comprehensive submission packet, a list of references, and a survey to Best Lawyers(R). The judging committee reviews all the submissions, and the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America(R) is released in November each year.

It is an honor for Steinberg Law Firm to be named to this prestigious list year after year. The firm was first recognized as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers(R) in 2010 and has been acknowledged for Workers’ Compensation Law since then. Personal Injury Law and Product Liability Litigation were added to the firm’s accolades in 2017 and 2022, respectively. Best Lawyers(R) also publishes a Best Lawyers list, in addition to the Best Law Firms list.

This year, 11 attorneys from Steinberg Law Firm were named to the Best Lawyers list. New to the list this year are attorneys Annie E. Andrews and Adam P. Greene, who have been added to the Best Lawyers(R) Ones to Watch List.

Steinberg Law Firm Best Lawyers Attorneys:
David T. Pearlman
Thomas M. White
Steven E. Goldberg
Michael J. Jordan
Benjamin W. Akery
Catherine D. Meehan
Kelly M. Alfreds
Taylor L. Grooms
Annie E. Andrews
Adam P. Greene
Malcolm M. Crosland, Jr.

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How SMB Law Firm Is Building Its Client Base on Twitter and LinkedIn

  • November 7, 2023

While much of the internet has been lamenting the slow demise of X (formerly Twitter) since Elon Musk’s takeover, some businesses are still thriving on the platform.

That’s the case with SMB Law, a boutique law firm focused on small businesses founded by Eric Pacifici, Kevin Henderson, and Sam Rosati in 2022.

“We’ve seen overall engagement drop on Twitter, but the quality of engagement and leads, not necessarily,” Henderson told Insider.

The firm said its business is skyrocketing — it’s helped buy and sell small businesses in deals valued at $857 million since its inception, with $783 million in 2023 alone, and worked with a total of 271 clients.

The initiative to start SMB Law came from Pacifici. He had created an account on X in 2021 (when it was still Twitter). At the time, he was working in Big Law and was looking to purchase a small business himself.

“There’s a really robust small-business community on Twitter called SMB Twitter, or SMB X,” Pacifici told Insider. “Nobody’s trying to build Uber, they’re trying to buy HVAC companies, tree-trimming businesses, commercial-cleaning businesses.”

Pacifici began networking and discussing small-business law under the anonymous handle @SMB_attorney, and his account quickly gained a following (it now has 95,000 followers).

The more he shared about law and his life, the more he established himself as a reputable voice in the small-business community on the platform, and began receiving dozens of requests from people to help with deals. He decided it was worth going out on his own.

He recruited fellow attorney and friend Henderson, and Rosati, who they met on social media. The three quit their jobs and founded SMB in July 2022.

“We felt like we were jumping off of a proverbial cliff in making this decision,” Pacifici said. “About a week

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Law Firms Warn Universities About Antisemitism on Campus

  • November 6, 2023

With universities across the United States grappling with a rise in antisemitism since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, elite law firms are putting schools on notice. In a letter to some of the nation’s top law schools obtained by DealBook, about two dozen major Wall Street firms warned that what happens on campus could have corporate consequences.

“We look to you to ensure your students who hope to join our firms after graduation are prepared to be an active part of workplace communities that have zero tolerance policies for any form of discrimination or harassment, much less the kind that has been taking place on some law school campuses,” the firms wrote.

Among the firms that signed the letter are:

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore

  • Debevoise & Plimpton

  • Kirkland & Ellis

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

  • Skadden

  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Another signatory, Davis Polk & Wardwell, last month rescinded job offers over letters blaming Israel for the Oct. 7 Hamas attack.

The letter follows a series of recent antisemitic episodes at universities. Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York sought this week to reassure Jewish students at Cornell after online posts threatening violence against them. Students at other schools have said they feel increasingly unsafe amid rallies and other acts that, in some instances, have become violent.

And school leaders have been criticized for equivocating in their responses to both the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel and to antisemitism more broadly. (The University of Pennsylvania, which has faced a donor revolt, on Wednesday announced measures that include a task force on antisemitism.)

Big Law carries huge clout. Students at the schools that received the letter — 14 top institutions, along with others that have strong ties with

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Major US law firms call on law schools to condemn ‘antisemitism, Islamophobia’

  • November 5, 2023
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Nov 2 (Reuters) – More than two dozen major U.S. law firms sent a letter on Wednesday to the deans of the nation’s top-ranked law schools expressing concern over a wave of antisemitism and intimidation on university campuses amid the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas.

The 27 firms urged 14 of the top-ranked law schools in the U.S. to take a “unequivocal stance” against discrimination and harassment and said they “look forward” to learning from law schools how they are addressing the situation on their own campuses.

“There is no room for antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism or any other form of violence, hatred or bigotry on your campuses, in our workplaces or our communities,” reads the firms’ letter, which cites reports of antisemitic harassment, vandalism, and rallies calling for the elimination of Israel on college campuses.

A Sullivan & Cromwell spokesperson said on Thursday that senior chair Joseph Shenker spearheaded the letter to the law schools known in the legal industry as the “T-14,” as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Other signatories include some on the nation’s biggest and most profitable law firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Latham & Watkins; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

University of California, Berkeley law dean Erwin Chemerinsky said on Thursday that he welcomes the firms’ statement condemning antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism but was unclear on next steps.

“I am unsure what the law firms are asking law schools to do, but it is certainly our role to protect the freedom of speech of all of our students, while also ensuring that there is a conducive learning environment and preparing students

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More on Nebraska’s crime victims: Bipartisan bills aim to get more aid to victims of violent crime

  • June 14, 2023

Legislators have introduced at least two bills related to Nebraska’s Crime Victim’s Reparations program during the ongoing legislative session.

Omaha Sen. Wendy DeBoer, a Democrat, introduced Legislative Bill 757 based on findings in a survey of 18 programs that help victims across the state. Her office conducted a survey with the Women’s Fund of Omaha.

The bill, which has Republican and Democrat co-sponsors, aims to help the program help more people: It extends the deadline for reporting the crime to police from three to five days, extends the filing deadline for minors and lets the CVR committee consider applications that miss the deadline for “good cause.”

An anecdote DeBoer shared: A minor’s claim for compensation following her rape was denied because her father filed it a day late.

Would passage of LB 757 cause a sudden uptick in the numbers Nebraska reports to the federal government, which pales in comparison to most surrounding states? Probably not, DeBoer said, but the people it would add to those numbers – like that minor – are among those who need the most help.

The bill received a priority designation from Speaker John Arch, a Republican from La Vista, who has 25 such designations to dole out per session. The Judiciary Committee approved it unanimously, sending it to the full Legislature for consideration.

Another bill, from Omaha Sen. John Fredrickson, a Democrat, would ban medical providers from referring to victims of sexual assault, domestic assault, trafficking or child abuse to collections.

The bill, LB 315, also prohibits “distributing information” that could affect their credit score.

Victims are routinely billed for medical costs because they don’t have insurance, they haven’t used it or it didn’t cover certain services, said Katie Welsh, legal director at the Women’s Center for Advancement, at the bill’s public hearing.

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Sports Law Podcast Highlights Attorney Christian Dennie Of Fox Rothschild, A Firm Recognized As A Leader In The Industry

  • June 13, 2023
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Christian Dennie

Dennie is a seasoned business attorney with broad litigation and transactional experience and a focus on sports and entertainment law.

I love his decision last year to leave a boutique firm, where he had made his mark representing college and university athletic departments as well as athletes and coaches, to join Fox Rothschild.” – Holt Hackney, Publisher of Hackney PublicationsAUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2023/ / — Hackney Publications announced today that christian dennie , a sports lawyer and partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, is the featured guest on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The podcast segment can be heard here.

Fox Rothschild’s nationwide Entertainment and Sports Law Department was honored recently by Hackney Publications as one of the“100 best firms with sports law practices you need to know about” on . This portal serves as a resource for those in the sports industry who need counsel with experience in sports law. Hackney Publications relies on readers, professors, and other industry experts in creating the list.

“I have known Christian for more than a decade,” said Holt Hackney, the founder and publisher of Hackney Publications.“I love his decision last year to leave a boutique firm, where he had made his mark representing college and university athletic departments as well as athletes and coaches, to join Fox Rothschild, where he will have access to a tremendous network as well as innumerable resources. We are excited to share his story in our podcast and provide important insights about his work in the sports industry.”

Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live can subscribe by visiting here.

About Christian Dennie

Dennie is a seasoned business attorney with broad litigation and transactional experience and a focus on sports

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A new forever war: the Pentagon’s post-Roe abortion stance ignites political, legal fights

  • June 13, 2023

It’s a new kind of forever war for the Pentagon as battles play out in the courtroom and at the ballot box, with deeply emotional implications for female troops and ripple effects throughout American society.

Far from providing certainty, the Defense Department’s decision to fund out-of-state travel for female service members to obtain abortions has instead raised high-stakes questions and could create the most personal of political footballs.

Analysts say the looming challenges to the policy will break the legal ground.

The more immediate fights could be in the political arena. Without affirmation from federal courts, the policies adopted by the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs could easily be reversed by a future Republican president — and the next Democratic-led Defense Department could then undo that reversal.

Such back-and-forth would be reminiscent of the on-again, off-again Mexico City policy, which prohibits nongovernmental organizations from promoting abortions as a condition of receiving any US family planning funding. The Biden administration has accepted that policy. President Trump reinstated it in a series of partisan tit-for-tat moves since its inception under President Reagan.

The Justice Department says the Pentagon is on a solid legal footing to offer time off, travel reimbursement and other aid to female troops who, because of state laws, must seek legal abortions elsewhere. Supporters note that many large US bases are in the South and other conservative parts of the country where state legislatures have rushed to impose or reinstate abortion curbs.

SEE ALSO: Supreme Court leaves abortion pill access alone while case goes through courts

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin signaled his plans just days after the Supreme Court ruling in June. “I am committed to taking care of our people and ensuring the readiness and resilience of our forces. The department is examining this decision closely

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