The lawyers in Herrick’s Nordic Practice deliver comprehensive legal services to clients who pursue investment and business opportunities in the United States. Our practice draws upon the collective strength of our corporate, tax, real estate, government relations and litigation lawyers, who use their extensive experience to guide clients through the complex legal issues and transaction structures inherent in cross-border investments. Herrick’s Nordic Practice is a growing part of our broader international experience.
Cultural and business differences between each of the Nordic countries and the United States can present unique challenges for enterprises engaging in cross-border dealings. Our lawyers have close relationships with leading Nordic law and accounting firms, which allow for close collaboration and coordination of legal services. As a result of these relationships, we are able to confidently refer clients and contacts, and help make valuable connections when needed. We also add value, whenever possible, by introducing clients to joint venture partners, financing sources and investment opportunities. Deborah Koplovitz, leader of this initiative, is fluent in Norwegian, able to conduct business and review documents, and regularly travels between Norway and the U.S. to conduct “on the ground” meetings to enhance client service.
Investment Funds & Corporate
Our corporate and securities lawyers have practical experience advising Scandinavian clients on the legal and regulatory issues involved in doing business in the U.S. We regularly advise on a variety of operational, general corporate business and securities law matters. Herrick attorneys also advise clients on the formation of REITS, hedge and private investment funds, and other investment vehicles. We have extensive experience with joint venture and co-investor transactions and can address concerns about investing in the U.S. market as our work is supported by a complement of tax, ERISA, securities and regulatory lawyers available to tackle the most complicated structural issues in a practical and timely manner.
Our tax lawyers help clients navigate the extremely complex taxation concerns inherent in bringing a business to the U.S. Drawing on a deep understanding of cross-border investment structures, we regularly advise non-U.S. investors on the tax implications of acquisitions and investments in the U.S. Our extensive knowledge of cross-border tax matters allows us to anticipate issues before they arise, thereby helping clients reduce risk and minimize tax burdens at both the business and individual level.
Our financing team represents a wide array of institutional and non-institutional lenders and borrowers and offers a deep understanding of the intricacies of the origination process, from commitment to closing. Our clients include insurance companies, commercial, investment and private banks, pension funds, specialty lenders, funds as well as investors and borrowers who call on us for a wide range of financings, including bond offerings, portfolio financings, bank offerings, bridge loans, acquisition loans, construction financings, mezzanine loans, syndicated loans and other complex financings.
Our real estate lawyers provide international clients with informed U.S. market insights to help further business goals. We have over 90 years of experience in commercial real estate law, close ties to the most prominent real estate players, and proven experience advising non-U.S. investors and developers on U.S. transactions. Many real estate acquisition and development transactions involve joint ventures between developers and equity sources or private equity investments from domestic or international funds. Our lawyers have advised clients on hundreds of these transactions, involving every type of commercial real estate asset.
Our Government Relations Group, comprised of a former member of Congress and various former New York City and State officials, provides clients with a full range of government relations capabilities, including political lobbying and assistance with government contracts – all focused on helping our clients expeditiously further their business objectives. Additionally, we provide our clients with access to a broad network of government contacts in order to facilitate new relationships with the U.S. government and its U.S. business leaders.
Our litigators understand our clients’ business objectives – protecting their interests is our first priority. Whether a swift resolution is sought or a trial becomes necessary, our lawyers work efficiently to bring about a positive and successful resolution. Our lawyers provide arbitration, negotiation and mediation services in disputes and are well versed in the rules and procedures of leading arbitration institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, our clients benefit from our extensive experience in state and federal courts and our ability to aggressively litigate a case through both the trial and appellate levels.
Support for Family Offices
Our attorneys have extensive experience in advising family owned real estate businesses with substantial real estate portfolios and have guided clients through a variety of real estate transactions and business issues, as well as a wide range of related legal matters, including wealth preservation, generational transfers, restructurings, succession planning, conflict resolution and the division of family holdings.
Areas of Focus:
- Capital markets technologies
- Data privacy and security
- Intellectual property
- Joint ventures
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate
- Securities offerings
- Venture Capital