As a lawyer dually qualified both in several U.S. States and in England and Wales, Jerry is distinctively situated to assist U.S. companies doing business in the U.K. and U.K. companies doing business in the U.S.
A very substantial portion of Jerry’s legal practice is devoted to representing U.S. and U.K. businesses in their transatlantic business activities. Jerry advises and represents U.S. and U.K. companies with respect to such cross-border matters as:
- The negotiation and drafting of international sales agreements, including terms and conditions of sale
- Cross-border contract disputes
- The negotiation and drafting of international distribution, sales representation, and services agreements
- The creation of foreign subsidiaries (or other affiliates) and ongoing corporate governance matters
- Cross-border protection of intellectual property, including claims arising out of trademark, copyright, and patent infringement
- The legal and tax aspects of acquiring or selling foreign business interests
- The creation, operation, and termination of international joint ventures
- Disputes arising out of the termination of distributors or sales representatives/commercial agents
- Customs laws and regulations, including disputes with U.S. CBP officials over classification or valuation issues
- The application of employment/labor laws in the cross-border setting
- Inbound and outbound tax planning
- Compliance with U.S. and U.K. transfer pricing rules and other tax laws (including U.S. sales tax and U.K. VAT requirements)
Jerry is also a Certified Global Business Professional® who brings practical business knowledge to every client interaction.
- Currently provides general corporate and tax counsel to over 50 companies operating in over a dozen cities in the United Kingdom.
- Representation of a British medical device distributor in a negotiated termination and sale of the distributorship and its intellectual property.
- Representation of multiple British companies, ranging from logistics to creative services, in collection efforts against U.S. customers or clients.
- Representation of U.S. shareholders of a U.K. private limited company in a dispute with company management.
- Representation of a U.K. private limited company in connection with a sale of the company to a U.S. investor.