International Law

Why

TOP PROBLEM

"How do I grow my business overseas?"

We understand that navigating international business ventures is difficult and that hiring a high-priced firm isn’t always the most financially feasible option. At Goosmann law firm, we make our client’s goals our own. We promise to work tirelessly for you to find ways to not only expand your business but ensure that you are getting the best possible deal. Whether you’re looking to sell your business, or you are an entrepreneur looking for a new opportunity, our Sioux City attorneys, Sioux Falls lawyers, and Omaha attorneys can help. We don’t just view your business as a business – it’s a creation from you and your team’s hard work. A high-power, profit producing creation that builds jobs, livelihoods, and communities! To us, that’s worth it!

How

SOLUTION

Goosmann corporate attorneys have experiences in various industries, not just areas of law. Our diverse team represents international businesses including start-ups, SMEs, PMEs, corporations, and individuals with interests in the United States, with a focus on France, Germany, and other European countries. Goosmann Law Firm currently represents French and German clients in the medical sector and in health technology, as well as software as a service companies (SaaS).

We focus on international mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture deals, as well as international litigation. We assist international clients with their investment deals, acquisitions, and sales in the United States. We organize companies’ US corporate structure, register trademarks, and draft contracts for new ventures. We provide innovative solutions to international issues and represent foreign companies in their business litigation against US-based adversaries.

We offer our clients big city style with Midwest rates. Our Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota attorneys negotiate sophisticated deals opposite the largest law firms from across the globe.  Since we don’t charge global rates, this means you get a strategic advantage with innovative legal advice and more money in your pocket.

International business deals happen fast, so you need attorneys on your team who are prompt, efficient, and fast. At Goosmann Law Firm we have a 24-hour turn around policy for client contact and strive to return all emails the same day.  We understand what it takes to be the best in your industry and what issues you are confronted with before we provide you a legal solution. We don’t just respond to your legal needs. We anticipate them.

Meet International Lawyer Tom Dorwart

Tom speaks both English and French

What we do.

PROBLEMS AND HOW WE SOLVE THEM

“I want an attorney to be there for me no matter what comes up.”

Whether you’re an in-house corporate attorney looking for local counsel or you’re a fresh entrepreneur looking for direction – we are here to help! You can have comfort knowing you have an entire team of corporate lawyers supporting you whenever a legal need arises. Call us today!

“How do I protect myself and business from liability?”

CEOs and business owners want to protect themselves from liability, but how? Our Sioux Falls, Omaha, and Sioux City lawyers walk you through each step to prevent a lawsuit and lost profits in the future. Call our business attorneys today! Read our blog on protecting your business from liability! 

“I want to buy a business. What do I look for?”

When you go to buy a business, you may find it more difficult to tell a good purchase from a bad one. Here are three things to look for when considering buying a business.

First, look for signs the company is in good financial health. Second, look at the company’s reputation. Third, look for risks.

The risks of a business purchase may be harder to spot than cracks in a foundation, but they are just as important to identify.

Have an attorney and accountant check for unrecorded and identified liabilities. Contact our Sioux City law firm, Sioux Falls law firm, and Omaha law firm today to help you with your business purchase.

Read Our Blogs:

Beat the Odds in Business Buying

What to Look for When Buying a Business

4 Tips When Buying Out Relatives in the Family Business

Why Communication is Key When Buying a Company

“How do I grow my business by acquisition?”

Are you a serial entrepreneur and love a new challenge? You think bigger is better and business buying and making deals is your thing. Contact our team of international attorneys to help you grow your business by acquisition while looking into other options to grow your business by creating synergies and opening market opportunities.

“Is my new vendor contract a good deal?”

*Sigh, reading legal jargon, blah, blah, blah* Reviewing a contract without an attorney can lead to trouble in the future if you sign on the dotted line without fully understanding all the terms.  And who likes reviewing legal contracts? We do! Contact us to review and draft your business contract today!

“I have a great idea for a business. Where do I start?”

We love entrepreneurs and start-ups! We understand that you have a lot on your plate followed up with a ton of passion and ambition to get “stuff” done!  Our Founder Jeana Goosmann started the firm from the ground up in 2009 with the drive and intuitive mind of an entrepreneur.  Let’s just say we get it, and we want to help! Bring your idea, call us, and we’ll help make it happen!

“Are those investments as part of my business growth strategy too risky?”

All business deals come with some risks, but you want to make sure you’re taking the right risks to help grow your business.  Our team of business attorneys will review, analyze, crunch, anticipate, and assess your unique situation to help you determine the most rewarding deal with the best possible outcome. Yay for more profits and cash flow! Call us today to analyze your business risks! Click here to read our blog about the 5 risk management strategies every CEO should make! 

“What needs to be done annually for my company?”

Like an oil change in the car, some things require regular maintenance.  Your business is one of those things that requires annual maintenance, but that’s what we are here for!  Our business team provides a corporate maintenance program for your business that helps you relax knowing it’s already taken care of and you can focus on making money.  Call us today to set your business up with our Corporate Annual Maintenance Program!

What we offer

SERVICES

You go golfing with your business owner friend who happens to also be in the same industry. You get to chatting, and he mentions his pricing. You happen to have the same pricing and now you’ve accidently put yourself in a tough spot in an antitrust investigation. This is just one of many situations that happens often, where CEOs and business owners commit felonies they don’t even know they’ve committed. Our Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and Omaha attorneys help CEOs and business owners know the laws and remain compliant with antitrust and trade regulations. Call us today to have our team of business and trial attorneys and help your company remain compliant!

How we can help:

  • Antitrust Investigations
  • Antitrust Litigation and Government Investigations
  • Antitrust Compliance, Counseling, and Audits
  • Unfair Competition
  • Structuring Distribution Arrangements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Blog: Unintentional Felonies Every CEO Needs to Know About 

Blog: Top 5 Legal Mistakes Business Clients Make 

There’s a reason why commercial litigation is often referred to as a “business divorce”, it’s the legal breakup of privately-held business entities. Given the nature of the separation, it can be fraught with emotional traps, especially if the business involves family, friends, or longtime partners.

Like any legal separation, a business divorce is as complicated and expensive as the conflicting parties make it. With an experienced legal team by your side, you can approach the task with awareness, thoughtfulness, and efficiency so you can be best equipped for what comes next.

Visit our blog about business divorce here.

Yep. We know how our clients feel when they get a subpoena. Don’t panic – just give us a call.

When a contract is breached or a company is threatened, Goosmann Law is there. Our business lawyers handle cases involving allegations of interference with contracts, fraud, misrepresentations, dealership and franchise law, and various other claims. When a business is wronged or receives a claim, we use our legal instincts and business judgment to handle the situation.

The Goosmann Law Firm can work with you to resolve complex business disputes that include bet-the-company and precedent-setting cases. While not afraid to take a case to trial, we never lose sight of a client’s business goals.

Goosmann Law represents businesses of all sizes during litigation. We assist our business clients during the early stages of potential litigation by presenting reasonable alternatives where appropriate, including mediation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution. Our Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and Omaha attorney teams handle matters efficiently while bringing a fresh perspective to each case.

Visit our Litigation and Trial Law page for more information.

Your business is a big deal and you’re a big deal – so let’s make big deals happen!

Since 2009, we’ve done over 2 billion dollars in deals and we aren’t stopping anytime soon. From mergers and acquisitions to business formation and buying and selling companies, we help business owners, CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs with a variety of transactional matters designed to close the best deal possible. If you have a big deal that’s about to go down, give us a call today. Visit our Mergers & Acquisitions page for more information.

How we can help your company:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Purchase agreements
  • Technology protection and licensing
  • Real estate
  • Contracts
  • Non-compete
  • Executive compensation
  • Financing
  • Franchising
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Exit planning
  • Business formation

You have an amazing new business idea. You have been in talks with some friends willing to invest. Where do you go from here? Initial capitalization in your business is a big deal. We help navigate securities laws to set you up for success, whether that is in phase 1 or you’re preparing for growth.

“How do I raise capital for my start-up? There are numerous options, read our blog about raising capital for your business.

Kinds of investors:

  • Family & Friends
  • Angel Investors
  • Venture Capitalists

Call us today to help you weigh your best options and get started!

“Is my new vendor contract a good deal?”

*Sigh, reading legal jargon, blah, blah, blah* Reviewing a contract without an attorney can lead to trouble in the future if you sign on the dotted line without fully understanding all the terms. And who likes reviewing legal contracts? We do! Call us today to review and draft your business contracts today!

Types of contracts we can help with:

  • Asset Purchase Agreement
  • Stock Purchase Agreement
  • Agreement for the Sale of Goods
  • Purchase Order
  • Bill of Sale
  • Warranty and Limited Warranty
  • Security Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employee Non-Compete Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Consulting Agreement
  • Distributor Agreement
  • Sales Representative Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Employment Separation Agreement
  • Real Property Lease
  • Equipment Lease
  • Franchise Agreement
  • Advertising Agency Agreement
  • Indemnity Agreement
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Release
  • Assignment of Contract
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Joint Venture Agreement

When running a business, a CEO may need to also account for a board of directors and shareholders. We can simplify this process so you do what needs to be done. Call our corporate legal team today to get your corporate governance on track.

Goosmann attorneys assist our business clients in all areas of corporate governance involving advisory, corporate investigations, liability insurance, regulatory defense, and litigation. Our Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and Omaha attorney team regularly advise CEOs, executives, and boards on a multitude of areas related to corporate governance such as:

  • Organization of the board and its committees
  • Corporate governance principles
  • Codes of ethical conduct and conflicts of interest policies
  • Corporate and internal investigations
  • Relationships between the board, shareholders, management and other corporate constituencies
  • Performance evaluations
  • Liability
  • Insurance coverage analysis
  • Indemnification investigations
  • Advising board committees
  • Compliance
  • Investigation responses
  • Leading investigation teams
  • Investigation reports
  • Litigation regarding fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder oppression
  • Litigation regarding insured and uninsured claims and coverage issues with D&O insurers
  • “Piercing the corporate veil” claims
  • Internal corporate leadership disputes
  • Manage of PR issues and PR crisis situations
  • Defense administrative enforcement actions

“What needs to be done annually for my company?”

Like an oil change in the car, some things require regular maintenance. Your business is one of those things that requires annual maintenance, but that’s what we are here for! Our business team provides a corporate maintenance program for your business that helps you relax knowing it’s already taken care of.

Goosmann Law Firm provides legal services to corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and joint ventures in all stages of their development, whether as start-ups, growth companies, established private companies, or publicly held entities. We make our clients’ goals our own, drawing on legal resources in all dimensions of corporate representation to deliver strategic business analysis as well as real legal approaches. We serve as your eyes and ears in the state, monitoring developments that can impact your company. Plus, we stay on top of the changing business compliance landscape. Our experienced attorneys are ready to deliver Registered Agent services with the quality, value and convenience your business deserves, while simplifying your company’s responsibilities. Call us today to set your business up with our Corporate Annual Maintenance Program!

Ebook “Importance of Entity Maintenance”

Read our blog here.

“Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Unless my company is having a PR crisis. Then please don’t read all about it.”

We’ve all seen it happen. A customer speaks out about your business on a bad day and decides to share it on social media which then gets 3 million views. You’re living a nightmare and want to wake up on a beach with a pina colada in hand. Give us a call so you can end your nightmare and let us take the PR scandal off your hands.

We manage everything from crisis prevention to PR strategy and responses to the media. We bring together our business, transactional and litigation team to create a strategic and ethical plan that will have your business coming out with minimal damage. When facing a scandal, don’t try to “handle it” on your own. You need a team of PR gladiators to come to your rescue and defense. Call us today!

“Do I need to be an LLC or an S-Corp?”

Should I be an astronaut or a firefighter when I grow up? This question makes about as much sense to a 4-year-old as it does a new business owner. What is the difference between an LLC and an S-Corp? Let us help you form your company! Read our blog and call us today!

As a business there are various options of business formations – but which one is best for you? Call us today to help you form your company.

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Cooperative
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • S Corporation

View our tip sheet on the difference between each business formation here.

Read Our Blogs:

Forming a Company: Do you choose an LLC or S-Corp?

Top 10 Questions to Ask to Form a New Entity

What is a limited liability company certificate?

“I want to multiply my business’s team, culture, and customer experience. Is franchising for me?”

Are you envisioning your business on a bigger scale? Our business attorneys help determine if franchising is right for you and your business and then work with you and your team to implement your big dream.

At Goosmann we represent regional and national franchisors, franchisees, distributors, manufacturers, and wholesalers with legal needs in areas of business transactions, business litigation, franchise formation, corporate governance, and PR & crisis management.

Call us today to help your franchise or distribution company with your legal needs! Looking for more information about franchising? Read our blog here.

When dealing with a governmental entity, don’t get stuck in red tape. We help clients negotiate government financing and opportunities. We also lobby for our clients’ interests when needed.

OSHA compliance risk management

We can help your company with an intellectual property dispute. Learn more about our litigation practice here.

Stuff they probably didn’t teach you in school.

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are today, but now you’re ready for a new challenge. You might be looking to buy a business or sell your business. Whether it’s your time to move on to your next venture or you’re ready to take a leap and grow your current business, we are here to help guide you towards your goals and make deals happen. Don’t worry if you think you missed this portion of the test during school – each sale is different and that’s what we are here for. We are ready to make your deal happen! Visit our Mergers & Acquisitions page for more information.

Read our blogs on buying and selling a business:

Beat the odds in Business Buying

What to Look for When Buying a Business

4 Tips When Buying Out Relatives in the Family Business

Why Communication is Key When Buying a Company

3 Ways to Keep Your Business Sale from Flopping

The Price is Right! How to Tell if You’re Ready to Sell

Determining Your Business Worth

A Roadmap to the Rumor Mill: How to Prevent Sell-Out Rumors Amongst Your Employees

Why Sell to an Accredited Investor?

Selling a Family Business

Wait a second… how do you turn this thingy on?” Words you don’t want to hear from your “tech-savvy” attorney.

You’re a tech savvy entrepreneur, so you need attorneys who know technology and have experience in the industry! Our team has experience in healthcare technology law, telecom law, cybersecurity, privacy and data security compliance and counseling, compliance and risk management, breach response, and social media.

Like our clients, Goosmann Law’s Telecommunications, Media, and Healthcare Technology Practice is on the cutting edge. Our lawyers understand and appreciate the intricacies of healthcare technology and the laws that protect corporations, patients, and providers. Goosmann Law represents emerging SaaS companies, healthcare technology corporations, telecommunications companies in the telephony industry, wireless companies, competitive service providers, telecommunications partners, equipment manufacturers, and large users of communications services.

We love entrepreneurs and start-ups! We understand that you have a lot on your plate followed up with a ton of passion and ambition to get “stuff” done!  Our Founder Jeana Goosmann started the firm from the ground up in 2009 with the drive and intuitive mind of an entrepreneur.  Let’s just say we get it, and we want to help! Bring your idea, call us, and we’ll help make it happen!

We recognize that entrepreneurs are unique.  That’s why we’re unique.  We are always available via email/cell and pride ourselves on our responsiveness and passion for practicing law.  Goosmann Law will make introductions to the people you need to know.  We’ll do fixed fees through our Foundation Client Program.  We help entrepreneurs succeed.  Review our client testimonials and see for yourself! (Link to testimonials page)

As a fresh entrepreneur with a hot start-up idea we know you probably have a lot of questions. You don’t want to be taken advantage of. You might be seeking investors or looking for ways to break-through new markets.  You need to meet people that will help you make your idea happen and your prospect list is a mile long.  You have a plan, but you need more man-power behind it to launch your idea.

We have our rocket ship ready – call our Sioux City law firm, Sioux Falls law firm, and Omaha law firm today to help you launch your start-up.

Read Our Blogs:

Forming a Company: Do you choose an LLC or S-Corp?

5 Quotes About Owning Your Own Business that are Absolutely Relatable

5 Awful Tips for Starting Your Own Business

 

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from House of Cards

CEO Business Structure: The Difference Between C-Corporations and LLCs

CEO Raising Capital for Your Startup

CEO Why Sell to an Accredited Investor

Top 10 Questions to Ask: Forming a New Entity

What is a limited liability company certificate? 

Corporate Maintenance is Important

 

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