International Practice Group
In today's increasingly global economy, few businesses can afford to ignore opportunities and challenges in the international marketplace. Butzel Long Tighe Patton lawyers work closely with clients interested in pursuing international opportunities and with clients dealing with the effects of global competition.
Our International Practice Group specialists advise and assist clients both in international trade matters and in connection with all types of cross-border transactions that require special expertise on such issues as customs laws, export controls and the myriad other laws and regulations that govern trade. Butzel Long Tighe Patton's trade specialists have represented clients in all types of international trade proceedings, including Section 337 cases, antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, Section 201 matters and Section 421 escape clause proceedings.
On the transactional side, our lawyers have extensive experience in structuring and negotiating trade and investment transactions and in assisting clients in navigating United States and foreign laws that regulate competition, intellectual property, tax, employment and other aspects of international deals. The Firm's clients include numerous overseas companies actively doing business in the United States, as well as domestic companies interested in exporting and investing overseas. The Firm's clients come from a broad range of sectors, including IT, manufacturing, agribusiness, energy and services, and our lawyers have advised and assisted these clients in such diverse matters as international joint ventures, infrastructure development projects, international licensing deals, trade financing arrangements, acquisitions and restructurings, and major investment projects throughout the world.
Butzel Long Tighe Patton's capabilities are enhanced by the extensive experience of lawyers in the offices of the large Michigan firm, Butzel Long, with which it has a special relationship, as well as that firm's participation in the Lex Mundi network of leading international law firms. With its international team, Butzel Long Tighe Patton lawyers have been able to advise and assist clients in transactions around the globe, including the Pacific Rim, Europe and Latin America.