Our multidisciplinary international and cross-border practice provides U.S. counsel to clients around the world ranging from major multinational technology, service, and industrial companies to startups and small family businesses. We represent both foreign clients with business or personal dealings in the United States and U.S.-based clients with interests abroad.

We also represent foreign clients in resolving disputes with U.S.-based business partners including before all federal and state courts, domestic and international arbitration and mediation bodies, and numerous administrative agencies, both state and federal.

The attorneys of Hodgson Russ have extensive experience counseling foreign-based businesses on the legal issues involved with entering and developing new markets for their services and products in the United States, permitting our clients to plan their international development in a structured and risk-aware manner.

Our attorneys work together to negotiate successful agreements for a broad spectrum of business relationships, including commercial agents, distributorships, employment, franchising, joint ventures, leasing, licensing, marketing, noncompetition, partnerships, sales, shareholder relations, strategic alliances, and other corporate and commercial matters.

Europe-U.S. Cross-Border

We provide experienced U.S. legal representation for European clients with business or personal interests in the United States and for U.S.-based clients doing business in Europe.

We navigate our clients through complex business challenges including mergers & acquisitions, technology transfers and joint development agreements, and drafting and negotiating U.S. contracts, among others. We excel at bringing U.S. litigation tactics to bear on European jurisdictions, and we excel at litigating cross-border disputes, investigations, and other matters.

Our multidisciplinary Europe-U.S. cross-border team advises clients in a wide range of industries including communications, energy, aerospace, food and beverage, life sciences, manufacturing, professional services, and software and technology.

Our Experience

  • U.S. business entities- formation, acquisition, and disposition
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy and international creditors' issues
  • Capital market transactions
  • E-commerce and internet matters
  • Employee benefits
  • Executive compensation & estate planning for international corporate executives
  • Financing transactions
  • Franchise and distribution
  • Governmental investigations
  • Immigration
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Federal and state litigation
  • Intellectual property

India-U.S. Cross-Border

Attorneys in our India-U.S. Cross-Border Practice represent Indian clients conducting business in the United States and domestic and international clients doing business or seeking to do business in India. We advise clients operating in various industries including telecommunication, aviation, software, construction, food, and manufacturing.

Our lawyers, led by Joseph Goldberg, work seamlessly across practice groups to provide clients with assistance concerning diverse projects. We advise companies seeking to establish businesses or enter into joint ventures or financing transactions.

We have in-depth experience working with Indian companies, the Indian legal community, and the Indian National Bar Association. We also visit India on a regular basis and frequently meet with various Indian business delegations.

Our Experience

  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Technology transfer agreements
  • Sales and franchise agreements
  • Real estate transactions
  • Immigration issues
  • Tax matters

Our International Experience
  • Acquisition and disposition of U.S. entities
  • Agency compliance, including with the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Agriculture, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and numerous others
  • Bankruptcy and international creditors’ issues
  • Customs and tariff matters
  • E-commerce and Internet matters
  • Executive compensation and estate planning
  • Export control matters
  • Government contracts
  • Governmental investigations
  • Immigration
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Technology transfers and joint ventures


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