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Our lawyers serve as the bridge between Italy and the United States — providing comprehensive cross-border legal services for our clients in a wide array of industries.

Leveraging our United States platform and our deep roots in and understanding of the Italian economy and culture, our lawyers effectively counsel Italian companies on all aspects of their operations and investments in the U.S., including:

  • Establishing businesses
  • Tax
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Immigration and employment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property
  • Trade and distribution
  • Financing
  • Regulatory advice
  • Economic incentives

And, we have extensive Italian language capability.

For U.S. companies investing in Italy, our lawyers do the necessary U.S. corporate and tax planning necessary to bring profits home. In addition, our combination of language skills, experience working in Italy and our network of professional contacts throughout Italy (including at the U.S. Embassy, Consulates and with the Italian government) allows us to effectively assist our American clients in identifying Italian opportunities and executing them.

Media Clips

  • Vendere impianti, attrezzature e macchinari in USA... come minimizzare, l'esposizione alle passività fiscali, le vendite
    Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale | October 1, 2016
    Article by Charles Bernardini and Frank Emmons on sales tax and use tax issues facing foreign companies selling and installing manufacturing equipment in the United States.
  • Stati Uniti, porte aperte alla qualità
    Gazzetta di Parma | September 22, 2016
    This article summarizes a seminar in Parma on exporting food products to the USA at which Charles Bernardini spoke.
  • Contenzioso commerciale negli Stati Uniti d'America – Italia. Rifiuto di testimoniare
    Il Bollettino dell'Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana | March 1, 2016
    Partners Charles Bernardini and Kevin Shea co-authored this article discussing the refusal to testify by an Italian witness in U.S.-Italian cross-border commercial litigation. Click here to read the full article.
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  • A night in Chicago with Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina
    Crain's Chicago Business | January 26, 2016
    Chicago partner Charles Bernardini is quoted in this article highlighting the recent Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest event honoring Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreen Boots Alliance.
  • Cordata Usa per l? «Altra Milano» La città sogna il ritorno del derby
    La Gazzetta dello Sport | November 15, 2015
    In this Italian sports business newspaper, this article notes that an Italian sports franchise is for sale. Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini has been has contacted to seek a buyer.
  • Il sindaco torri: mercoledi' diamo la cittadinanza a Charles Bernardini
    Il Resto del Carlino (Bologna, Italy) | July 16, 2015
    This coverage notes that Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini will be given honorary citizenship at a ceremony on July 22 in Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy. Lizzano is part of the Province of Bologna. The ceremony is part of a 3-day business conference.


BREXIT and employment law: The view from the EU
Employment Law Alert | July 5, 2016

Webinar Recording: DOJ targets executives in corporate investigations
Originally recorded on September 25, 2015 | September 30, 2015

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