United Kingdom


Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC, provides comprehensive United States “US” legal services for British companies who are doing business in the US. We assist British 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 the United Kingdom with their US legal needs.

Coan, Payton & Payne’s United Kingdom Practice Group is led by an international transactions attorney who was born and raised in Europe and who maintains strategic connections with professionals and business organizations in the United Kingdom. Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC has a unique understanding of the legal, corporate and business cultures in the UK and how it compares to the legal, corporate and business cultures in the United States.

Our legal services make the border more transparent for British 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 British companies.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is particularly suited to assist British 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 United Kingdom 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 British 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 the United Kingdom and the United States

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