Italy Practice

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Italy Practice

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith’s Italy practice offers clients the talents of a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys and professionals with significant experience across various industries. We provide legal and business counseling to Italian companies and individuals investing and conducting business in the United States and to American companies and individuals in their business endeavors in Italy. Our Italian speaking professionals draw upon a  deep understanding of the legal, commercial and cultural differences between the United States and Italy as well as our client’s business requirements to partner with each client to ensure their success throughout each stage of their business development.

We counsel clients in corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, commercial litigation, tax, intellectual property, labor and employment, government contracts, immigration, maritime and admiralty, and other commercial matters. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith also enjoys strong relationships with key commercial and financial institutions as well as federal, state and regional governmental agencies. We are experienced in representing clients in many industries, including aviation, construction, financial services, fashion and retail, manufacturing, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, commercial lending, information technology, insurance, sports, telecommunications, technology, biotechnology and energy.

We advise clients in such areas as:

  • Strategic planning, entry and growth in the U.S. market
  • Company formation
  • Real estate transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions of business assets
  • Tax
  • International trade & Investment
  • Banking & Corporate Finance
  • Securities law
  • Labor and Employment law
  • Aviation law
  • Life Sciences
  • Immigration law
  • Manufacturing, distribution, licensing and franchising
  • Construction
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Intellectual property & Technology
  • Complex litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Products liability
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Government relations and regulatory matters
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related compliance and enforcement issues
  • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

When advising U.S. companies investing and conducting business in Italy, we work closely with leading law firms in Italy with whom we have forged longstanding and trustworthy relationships to ensure that all matters are handled in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Members of our Italy Practice are active in organizations promoting trade and commerce and cultural relations between the United States and Italy. Practice Chair Frank J. Cerza serves as Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in New York City, Secretary and Board member of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, Inc. of Texas and is the New York Representative of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. 


Vice Chair

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