Baker Donelson

(205) 328-0480
Shipt Tower
420 20th Street North
Suite 1400
Birmingham, AL 35203

Baker Donelson’s Cross-Border Corporate and Transactions Team offers a broad array of cross-border services to our German-speaking clients geared specifically to expand their businesses in the U.S. We counsel Austrian, German and Swiss clients across a full range of legal areas, including trade and commercial transactions, direct investment in the U.S., corporate, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, real estate, immigration, labor and employment, intellectual property and federal public policy.  For German-speaking companies seeking to expand into the U.S. market through greenfields or brownfields, our cross-border attorneys guide and counsel them with respect to incentives, governmental relations, corporate structures, tax, real estate, workforce development, and additional business advisory services from start-up to operations and beyond.
We serve as long-standing outside general counsel and business advisors to many of our clients for their U.S. operations. Our existing clients operate in a wide variety of industries, from automotive (including the EV sector), aviation, aerospace, advanced machinery manufacturing, logistics and shipping to real estate, energy resources, health care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, technology information services, franchising and distribution, to name only a few. We represent entities of all sizes, from single individuals seeking opportunities for investment abroad, to Mittelstand companies to major multinational corporations.  Our team includes six German-speaking attorneys and the Honorary Consul of Germany to Alabama.