Our clients are active in international commercial and corporate transactions in a wide range of sectors, from industrial and building materials to food, consumer products, packaging, computer software, and broadcasting. Our attorneys provide direct legal services in the formation of U.S. subsidiaries and related companies, registration and enforcement of trademarks, intellectual property licensing, distribution and agency agreements, employment matters, and civil litigation.

For companies that cannot dedicate a member of the legal department to oversee matters in the United States, the firm functions as an outside General Counsel, providing a single point of contact for the overseas client in working with the various attorneys needed to follow matters in particular states or in specialized fields of law, including business-related immigration.

Our international law practice is headed by Barton Selden. Mr. Selden is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law in Berkeley, California, and holds an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Mr. Selden is an Adjunct Professor of International Business Transactions and European Law at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. He lectures frequently at Italian universities, including Ca' Foscari in Venice, the University of Bologna, and the University of Pavia, on subjects of international trade, commercial law and intellectual property, and teaches an annual course on U.S. Trademark law at the Mainzer Medieninstitut, located at the University of Mainz, Germany.

We provide advice and assist clients in Italian, in addition to English. Our network of relationships with attorneys around the world, developed over more than 25 years, allows the firm to obtain cost-effective advice for clients on an as-needed basis.