International Services

Quarles & Brady lawyers actively support clients with international business relationships and foreign operations. Our firm is dedicated to finding practical, efficient means to achieve your global business goals, and our experience with foreign legal systems and foreign languages, as well as contacts with local counsel in major business centers around the world, enables us to service your needs in a responsive, cost-effective manner.

Quarles & Brady supports our U.S. clients going abroad and our foreign-based clients in the United States. Examples include establishing a business relationship in China; selling into Latin America; sourcing components from a European supplier; entering into new international distribution, sales agency, or technology licensing agreements; acquiring an ownership interest in a foreign company or joint venture; start-up and ongoing legal support to a U.S. business for a foreign-based client; and obtaining U.S. work visas for foreign nationals. Quarles & Brady deals with these and many other international issues for both large and small businesses.

Many of our lawyers have practiced, studied, and/or lived in other jurisdictions. We have over 30 lawyers who speak and/or write in foreign languages, including:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Russian

The lawyers in our international practice cover a wide variety of disciplines, including, among others:

  • Business/Corporate
  • Labor & Employment
  • Tax
  • M&A
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust & Unfair Competition
  • Distribution & Sales Agents
  • Franchise & Licensing
  • Litigation and Product Liability
  • Visas, Immigration & Naturalization
  • Employee Benefits
  • Real Estate
  • Project Financing
  • I-9 & E-Verify Compliance
  • Admiralty
  • Reorganization & Bankruptcy