Laws and Regulations, Contract Negotiation, Compliance Risks and More
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Conducting deals across international borders presents businesses with great opportunities for growth and financial gain. With those opportunities comes a host of business risks and legal compliance concerns. Counsel must be well-acquainted with both the benefits and the risks in order to maximize benefits for their clients. This guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the legal issues, regulatory concerns and tax considerations involved with cross-border transactions. Learn how to protect your clients in the global marketplace - order today!
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MICHAEL S. GOODE is special counsel with Lewis Thomason in the Nashville office where he helps businesses and families with their tax, business and estate planning needs. Mr. Goode also has a focus on international law, helping individuals and companies with both their international corporate and estate planning, including helping to resolve reporting requirements and advising on cross-border taxation and business issues. He received his J.D. degree from William & Mary Law School and his LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. Mr. Goode has been a chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, as well as chair of the Tax Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. He currently serves as vice-chair of the International Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. He has frequently lectured to state, regional, and national audiences on estate, tax, business and international matters. In terms of representative cases, Mr. Goode has assisted a foreign company in opening its first U.S. factory, prepared corporate opinion letters for a large restaurant franchise sale, prepared tax sections in merger and acquisition agreements, reviewed international issues for a multinational technology manufacturer, and assisted a client in establishing entities in the U.S. and, in coordination with foreign counsel, established a structure that is efficient for both business and tax purposes.
SUSAN MEEK M.D., J.D., is an attorney whose practice primarily focuses on medical-legal, corporate and business matters, pharmaceutical and device litigation, nursing home litigation, real estate, mediation, and arbitration. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in both transactional work and litigation. She has served as a special master in a large multi-party lawsuit and as an administrative law judge in Texas. In the past, she has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law School teaching ADR, dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, and legal negotiation. As a mediator and arbitrator for many years in all areas of the law, she is on the Federal Mediators list in Texas. She has previously served as an expert witness for the Department of Health and Human Services. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, her J.D. degree from the University of Illinois (Northern) and her M.D. degree from Chicago Medical School. Ms. Meek trained at the Mayo Clinic and completed an ophthalmologic residency at the University of Arizona. In the past, she has served on a Governor’s Task Force and has been involved on committees dealing with medical and legal issues.
TERRENCE L. OLSEN practices immigration and nationality law and international law with Olsen Law Firm. Mr. Olsen has served, and continues to serve, the international community and his clients’ interests in the United States and internationally. He is the chair of the International Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association and is the former chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, having served as chair of the TBA’s Immigration Section for approximately five terms since 2009. He is also vice-chair of the Tax Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Olsen has served as adjunct faculty in the Executive MBA Program and Aspire Program at Bryan College. He has given immigration law seminars at the following universities: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Southern Adventist University, Bryan College, Dalton State College, Oakwood University, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Sewanee: The University of the South, National Taiwan University, and National Chung Hsing University. Mr. Olsen is exceptionally active at an international level, having been a host to trade delegations in the Chattanooga area from countries including China, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan. He has organized several international education initiatives and acted as a liaison with numerous educational institutions, both in Taiwan and locally in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Olsen has been widely published in a variety of legal and business journals and platforms.
DANIEL S. WELYTOK is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., where he assists clients with tax issues, acquisitions and divestments, capital structuring, financing, corporate governance, information technology, licensing and distribution, regulatory and compliance issues, labor and employee benefits matters, and dispute resolution. He serves as chair of the firm’s Opinion Review Committee. Mr. Welytok was appointed in 2018 by the U.S. Department of Treasury to serve on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, and has served on the American Bar Association’s Advisory Committee, articles editor for The Tax Lawyer and chair of the ABA Tax Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division. Mr. Welytok is an Editorial Board member and on the editorial staff of the TAXFAX column of The Cooperative Accountant. He has been the author of and edited various tax and law-related books, including the 2018 National Income Tax Workbook, Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies, Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies and The Wisconsin Guide to Nonprofits. Mr. Welytok received his B.B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin; his J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin; and his LL.M. degree, with distinction, from DePaul University.