South Korea

Guiding Korean Companies Entering the U.S. Market

Jackson Walker’s South Korea team is led by Korean-speaking attorneys who understand the culture that drives Korean values and business practices.

Our Korean-born attorneys work with a broad mix of private and public companies entering the U.S. market for the first time, helping them navigate the ever-changing legal and governmental landscape.

Utilizing our extensive networks, Jackson Walker fosters a seamless market entry for Korea-based clients by connecting them within their respective industries and business communities.

With 500+ attorneys in Texas, our full-service firm knows the Texas market and is well-equipped to assist Korean clients in their growth and expansion efforts so that they may thrive long-term in the U.S.

Trusted Advisors

At Jackson Walker, non-U.S. companies have access, within a single firm, to a full range of business legal services, including government relations, corporate, finance, immigration, real estate, tax, development incentives, and other disciplines essential for entering the U.S. market. Our lawyers understand Korean clients are seeking more than quality legal advice. For this reason, we serve as their business counselors, advisors, risk managers, and growth strategists, as well as their guides through new legal, business, and cultural landscapes.

Our clients value our role as a trusted advisor and our commitment to conducting ourselves according to high ethical standards when working with clients and on their behalf.

  • Provide initial consultation and strategy on setting up in the U.S. and align corporate structure with clients’ tax, legal, and business strategies
  • Advise clients on real estate acquisition, financing, leasing, and development transactions involving land, office, and industrial properties
  • Represent clients before state and local government on land use, site selection, entitlements review, and tax incentives
  • Provide integrated legal solutions for complex immigration matters impacting foreign executives and specialized workers
  • Advise on various U.S. Labor & Employment laws and creation of HR policy manuals to prevent litigation
  • Structure sales and leasing transactions; distribution, licensing, franchising, and financing agreements; and, patent prosecution, trademark, and copyright matters
  • Defend or pursue remedies for foreign entities or individuals in U.S. state and federal courts and through arbitration
  • Counsel clients on U.S. trusts and estates planning for the preservation and dissemination of wealth

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