Europe Committee hosts delegation from Paris Bar in Miami
Leone Zhgun, P.A. opens new office location in Almaty (Asia)
German American Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala in Atlanta, USA
On October 29, 2022 the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US (“GACC”) celebrated its Annual Gala in Atlanta, USA. Susanne Leone attended the exclusive evening with over 350 guests consisting of German and American business leaders, professionals and executives from various industries.
The Annual Gala is a red-carpet, black-tie celebration and fundraiser and one of GACC South’s largest events of the year. For the 26th time, the event brings together the German and American community to reignite the dialogue between the U.S. and Germany across all sectors. The Gala offers entertainment and prime networking opportunities for a good cause.
German American Business Forum in Bielefeld, Germany
Susanne Leone appointed as Europe Committee Chair for The Florida Bar ILS
Susanne Leone recognized as 2021 lawyer of distinction in corporate and transactional law
Susanne Leone has been recognized for her achievements in the legal field with an award of excellence as 2021 lawyer of distinction in the category “corporate and transactional law.”
Susanne Leone published article in UK New Law Journal
Susanne Leone published article titled "U.S. compliance for German SMEs in 2021" in Compliance Elliance Journal
Opening of New Office Location in Moscow, Russia
Limited Travel from Schengen Area to U.S. Allowed
Company Formation USA
Susanne Leone Appointed To The Florida Bar ILS Executive Council
Managing Through COVID-19
In light of the pandemic, we want to assist our clients with their legal needs. We at Leone Zhgun are committed to keeping you well-informed of breaking legal news related to the coronavirus and we’ll continue to provide our legal services.
Corporations are asking themselves to what extent the crisis will affect their business and the economy as a whole. Businesses and individuals face unknown struggles in uncertain times. Below you will find some useful information to navigate through this difficult time.
GABC Annual Holiday Gala with the Consul General of Germany Andreas Siegel in Miami.
Susanne Leone’s article titled “International Compliance – German Small and Medium Enterprises in the USA” published in Germany’s Corporate Compliance Magazine (Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift - CCZ) in its January 2020 edition
The article focuses and educates on US laws and regulations a German Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) must comply with when operating a business in the USA. Besides that the article explains German SME’s how to approach US authorities and overcome cultural differences. The United States of America is one of the most important economic markets for the middle class and an appearance in the US market is for any international company of substantial importance. Also, M&A deals in the United States are currently very interesting for German companies. This is a result of favorable tax laws in the United States and also a result of the current disruption in Europe caused by BREXIT. It is important that German companies obey all relevant laws in the US. In this context, the question often arises as to whether and to what extent SME’s should follow and implement US compliance guidelines. Another topic is the implementation of digital compliance. Finally, the consequences of government investigations against SMEs in the United States due to the lack of financial resources are regularly more serious than for a large enterprise. Society and the judiciary expect that German companies that operate in the US observe all US laws. German companies cannot hope of any favorable treatment by US authorities due to lack of knowledge. But all measures a SME decides to implement should be in relation to each company’s actual risks, its size and its industry.
You can read the full article here: https://rsw.beck.de/zeitschriften/ccz
Susanne Leone interviewed by Florida Sun Magazine about common errors German companies make when entering the US market and how to avoid these errors.
In the interview Susanne Leone explains what a German company needs to know when establishing or expanding its business into the United States. The information is based on the experience while working with various German companies expanding their business in the US. It seems obvious but it is important to begin with incorporating the business when starting entering the US market. Choosing the appropriate legal entity is a substantial subject that needs to be discussed prior with your attorney. Tax saving options considering the entire corporate structure including the German parent company should be evaluated and discussed. Additionally, once the business is established the US company needs to comply with US laws, corporate compliance regulations, and tax filing requirements on federal, state and local level. Another important factor is obtaining the appropriate and sufficient insurances for your company. Generally speaking, at a minimum a company that is doing business in the United States should have a general liability insurance and a product liability insurance. If you would like to have more information on that topic please contact us.
Susanne Leone At Luncheon Honoring the Counsel General of India and the CEO and Chairman of the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, August 2, 2019 Miami
Susanne Leone represented the firm at a luncheon held in honor of the Consul General of India, Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni and Mr. K.V. Kumar, CEO and Chairman of the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C. The event was attended by numerous participants, was a great networking opportunity and served as a forum to discuss future business opportunities between India and Florida. Attendance at the program was yet another effort by the firm to strengthen and expand its network into the Indian legal and business communities and build relationships.
Artem Zhgun @ AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Orlando, June 19 -June 22
Susanne Leone representing Leone Zhgun @ German-American Business Forum in Potsdam, Germany on June 4, 2019.
The event organized by the German American Chambers of Commerce in cooperation with the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry targeted German companies that are seeking to establish business relationships within the U.S., and focused on consulting, discussions, as well as workshops addressing practical questions about doing business in the USA.
The business forum provided an exclusive platform to network and exchange ideas with some of the highest-ranking representatives of German companies in the U.S, U.S. lawyers and CPA’s.
The event had an impressive turnout and was attended by individuals of a variety of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, as well as financial services.
Leone Zhgun sponsoring and presenting @ Florida Sun Forum 2019 in Hyatt Regency in Estero, Florida. (April 18, 2019)
Artem Zhgun und Susanne Leone besuchten das Florida Sun Forum 2019 in Estero. Die Veranstaltung wurde in Südflorida und im Florida Sun Magazin vielfach beworben und war ein großer Erfolg. Das Forum richtete sich an ein deutsch- und deutschsprachiges Publikum und die Referenten bildeten die Teilnehmer in den Bereichen Recht, Immobilien und Ferienwohnungen aus. Susanne Leone stellte zum Thema „EB-5-Investorenvisumprogramm“ die Möglichkeiten vor, die das Programm Anlegern bietet, in die USA einzureisen und eine Green Card mit einer Investition von 500.000 USD zu erhalten. Dieses Programm ermöglicht es einem Investor, seinem Ehepartner und seinen Kindern unter 21 Jahren, in den Vereinigten Staaten zu arbeiten und zu leben. Wenn Sie Fragen haben oder Interesse an dem EB-5-Programm für Investorenvisa haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an uns.