On Wednesday, June 20, Jackson Walker partner Willie Hornberger traveled to Washington, D.C., to share firsthand knowledge of tax regulation and policy at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Academy. The panel discussion, entitled “Common Tax Issues for Companies New to the U.S. Market,” presented scenarios involving federal and state tax implications for businesses beginning their investments in the United States.

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the SelectUSA Investment Summit is the premier event promoting foreign direct investment in the U.S. Every year, the event brings together over 3,000 participants, including senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and investors, from 64 international markets and 51 U.S. states and territories.

Each Investment Summit presents a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities. With the theme “Invest Here. Grow Here. Succeed Here.,” this year’s event presented a broad view of business investment, featuring both short- and long-term perspectives on entry, expansion, and sustainable growth in the U.S. market.

For additional information about the panel discussion, view the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit Academy agenda.

William H. HornbergerMeet Willie

William H. Hornberger is passionate about the practice of law and about helping people and enterprises achieve their business goals. For 30 years, he has practiced in the areas of tax, transactional, international, and corporate law at Jackson Walker. His tax practice has touched nearly every area of the tax law, including corporate, partnerships and LLCs, international, real estate, corporate, oil and gas, bankruptcy, and tax credit, controversy, and procedural matters. His broad transactional practice includes mergers and acquisitions, complex partnership, joint venture, real estate and private equity arrangements, complicated cross-border business structuring matters involving investors from multiple countries, Tax Treaty, and IRS Competent Authority matters. In 2017, Willie received the Meritorious Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants for his contributions to the Society. He has also been recognized among D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list since 2007, D CEO’s “Dallas 500” since 2015, and The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law every year since 2003.