International Business

Black Helterline LLP has significant experience in assisting foreign clients with the establishment and operation of business investments and activities in the Pacific Northwest and domestic clients with expansion of their businesses abroad.

Business Planning
The firm’s international business attorneys are experienced in various specialized practice areas (including corporate, tax, real estate, land use and environmental, immigration and regulatory). We assist foreign clients in all aspects of planning and structuring a U.S. business investment so the client can implement its business plan with the least possible delay and distraction. We advise foreign investors on the appropriate tax and legal vehicles most appropriate for their operations, and with regard to available financing arrangements, whether through venture capital, private placement or public offering.

Tax Planning
Our attorneys are experienced in cross-border tax planning and establishment of corporate structures overseas, including North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We evaluate the financial and regulatory burdens associated with the establishment of foreign operations, and assist clients with securing their intellectual property rights in the United States and overseas. We also work with U.S. and foreign companies and their accountants in various areas of taxation, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financings. We have experience with transfer pricing of goods and services.

Immigration
Black Helterline has one of the most experienced business and family immigration practices on the West Coast. Our Portland immigration attorneys assist foreign and domestic clients in transferring key human resources to and from the United States. Through our many years of experience in this area, our attorneys are sensitive to the special responsibility and trust involved in representing foreign clients. Along with legal expertise, the lawyers of Black Helterline possess cultural understanding and linguistic experience that makes our firm better counselors and advocates for our clients. Our firm’s language capabilities include Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese.