Barton has a strong reputation in the international business community earned over decades of representing foreign companies in the United States, as well as our US clients who have engaged in transactions and investments abroad. Our practice areas keep pace with an ever-expanding global economy, and our attorneys actively participate with our clients in the globalization of the economy. Our clients come from over 40 different countries and rely on us to guide them through the challenges posed by cross border transactions, operations and litigation.
Our firm often is retained by companies based outside of the US that are interested in establishing operations in the US. They look to Barton as a full service firm that not only understands the legal aspects of doing business in the US, but also as a partner who is willing to help them with valuable introductions in the banking, accounting, financial advisory, public relations, and other industries that are critical to their success in the US. The attorneys that support our international clients provide the full range of services that our international clients require to begin their operations quickly and efficiently. These include corporate formation, tax, employment, business immigration\visas, real estate and intellectual property. The firm also offers guidance in international specialty areas including trade regulation and compliance with CFIUS regulations (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States), and Chapter 15 cross border ancillary insolvency proceedings. We are a one-stop shop for new businesses and will frequently provide our services on a flat fee basis to help manage budgets.
Our attorneys have advised on transactions on behalf of our US clients who sought opportunities for expansion abroad. Our work has ranged from mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital formation in the public and private markets, and cross border corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters to privatizations and to greenfield projects. We have experience in a number of industries including: oil and gas, mining, project finance, manufacturing, financial services, advertising and promotion, fashion, television programming and entrainment media, life sciences and technology/media/telecommunications. We work together with a strong network of local counsel that allows us to be as effective internationally as we are in the US.
Barton is also internationally recognized for its effective litigation practice. Frequently our international clients find themselves involved in controversies or have a need to assert their rights before the US courts, government agencies, or alternative dispute resolution forums. Our litigators are sensitive to the intrusion that litigation can bring into a business and the need that our clients have for a clear understanding of the process in the US. We actively counsel our clients on all aspects of litigation, and wherever possible, on litigation avoidance and alternative dispute resolution.