In the modern world, virtually all business is global. Nexsen Pruet has the experience, knowledge and relationships required to counsel foreign businesses and individuals on a wide range of legal issues, from day-to-day business and employment matters  navigating complex international trade regulations, protecting IP, and investing in the U.S.

Our International Law Group has represented companies from more than dozens of countries doing business in the United States, as well as many U.S. companies operating or expanding overseas.

Relationships and knowledge

Nexsen Pruet is the Carolinas member of two global networks of independent law firms — Mackrell International and LAWorld — providing us quick access to attorneys in major business centers around the world. Check out a video about Mackrell International here and the video about LAWorld here. Nexsen Pruet also has strategic cooperation agreements with two leading law firms in China, and deep relationships throughout the country.

These alliances provide our clients “boots on the ground” and in-depth local knowledge of the law in dozens of jurisdictions. In addition to these legal networks, we have attorneys and support staff who are fluent in Chinese, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Our International Law Group draws on Nexsen Pruet’s many practice areas to provide specific legal knowledge and experience to solve client problems.

Advising international companies on U.S. growth

We have represented well over 100 Asian, European, and Latin American companies in their expansions in the United States. We provide a comprehensive set of legal services that such companies need when establishing a U.S. presence or seeking to grow their American footprint. Those include:

  • Economic development incentives
  • Site acquisition and zoning approvals
  • Corporate and tax issues
  • Employment and labor law matters
  • Environmental issues
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate acquisition
  • Litigation risk mitigation
  • Immigration issues
  • Product distribution
  • Mergers and acquisitions






  • Nexsen Pruet's International Practices

    Nexsen Pruet provides decades of experience, language capabilities, and unique cultural understanding when assisting international clients in the U.S. and U.S. clients conducting business abroad. International team leader Val Stieglitz shares how we can help with all of your international legal matters.

  • E-Verify Mandates are Growing throughout the United States

    E-Verify is an electronic employment verification program through which employers may confirm the work eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Although E-Verify started as a voluntary program, except for federal contractors, it has become mandatory for many employers in several states. Immigration attorney David Garret discusses the expanding list of states requiring some or all employers to use the web-based system and adds to the ever-growing list of state mandates.

  • Traveling to the United States With Covid Restrictions

    David Garrett, international and immigration lawyer at Nexsen Pruet talks about traveling internationally to the United States while there are travel restrictions.

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