CP2 provides comprehensive United States legal services for European companies doing business in the United States “US”.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC provides comprehensive United States “US” legal services to European companies from many parts of Europe, especially Northern European countries such as Germany, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom (see also our separate practice pages dedicated to the markets in the United Kingdom and Sweden). We assist European companies or their US subsidiaries — ranging from start-up companies and individuals to middle market companies — who are doing business in the United States in all aspects of business operations. We can also assist US companies who are doing business in Europe.

As one of the largest trading partners with the United States, Europe continues to be one of the top markets for US companies who are interested in accessing markets or customers outside of the United States. Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC’s European practice is led by an international transactions attorney who was born and raised in Europe and who maintains strategic connections with European professionals and business organizations. Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC has a unique understanding of the legal, corporate and business cultures in Europe and how it compares to the legal, corporate and business cultures in the United States “US”.

Our legal services make the border more transparent for European companies and investors seeking to do business or who own assets in the US. Our billing rates are reasonable compared to many of our competitors at larger corporate law firms providing the same type of services to European companies.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is particularly suited to assist European companies in the following range of industries:

  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas Service Sector
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Software Development and Licensing
  • Technology

Our European practice group provides legal services in a full range of cross-border areas such as:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Structure
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Planning

Representative examples of where we can assist European clients include:

  • Development or expansion of business operations in the US
  • Mergers or acquisitions in the US
  • Purchase of real estate in the US
  • Placement of skilled workers in the US to work short-term or long-term
  • Entering a joint venture or other business transaction with US parties
  • Cross-border estate planning
  • Joint protection of intellectual property in Europe and the United States

If you are a US company seeking to expand operations to Europe, we can draw upon our outbound experience. We also maintain relationships with business law firms in many European countries. Our regular interaction with these European law firms allows us to seamlessly manage US-European transactions requiring legal services in both the United States and Europe. For more information about our European practice group, please contact Steve Suneson.