Doing Business in the United States

by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
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In This Book:

- Choice Of A Business Entity

- Introduction To Federal Securities Laws

- From Let’s Go Shopping To Closing: M&A Process In The United States

- Employment Considerations

- Equity Incentives For U.S. Employee

- United States Immigration Law

- United States International Trade And Investment

- Commercial Real Estate Transactions

- Intellectual Property

- Energy Regulation In The United States

- Environmental Law

- Taxation In The United States

- Litigation And Other Dispute Resolution Mechanisms In The United States

- Products Liability

- Insurance

- Excerpt from CHOICE OF A BUSINESS ENTITY:

An important question that a non-U.S. business faces before doing business in the United States is the selection of an optimal business structure. Selecting the best type of entity helps maximize the chances of financial and operational success.

There are four main types of business entities in the United States, namely: corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and sole proprietorships (a form used exclusively by natural persons). A non-U.S. investor may choose among any of them, but in most cases the corporation is preferred and recommended. The non-U.S. investor may also join forces with one or more other businesses to create a joint venture, which can take the form of a corporation, a partnership or a limited liability company. Finally, a non-U.S. investor may conduct business in the United States through a branch.

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