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International Business Law: Starting or Buying an Arizona Business

With a few exceptions, Arizona does not impose a citizenship or even a residency requirement on non-citizens seeking to start or buy an existing business in Arizona. At Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., we offer complete business services to non-citizens who are purchasing or starting a business in Arizona. We will draft your initial purchase contract or operating agreement, ensure that your business complies with all Arizona and federal laws on an ongoing basis, and passionately advocate for your interests in court should business litigation arise.

Investing in Arizona

As its economy recovers from the housing bust, Arizona is ideally situated for foreign investment, especially from partners in Canada and Mexico. Arizona participates in the CANAMEX Corridor Coalition, promoting safe and secure trade between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Arizona is increasingly competing with Florida as a winter retreat and retirement location for Canada’s fabled snowbirds. And Arizona’s large population of documented Mexican immigrants promises a ready pool of consumers to any Mexican company looking to open an Arizona branch, even as Mexican corporations generally continue to increase their holdings in national and regional U.S. businesses.

Arizona international business attorneys

As an experienced Phoenix business law firm, we are more than ready to help international clients who want to invest in the growing economy of our state. We will help you decide which type of Arizona business—corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability company—best matches your current resources and future business goals. We will ensure that you and your business comply with all Arizona and federal laws, including maintaining an in-state agent and satisfying federal and state tax laws.

If you are unfamiliar with American business models, an international business lawyer will work with you to make sure you understand the reason for each step we take on your behalf or recommend to you. We will treat your business as our own, and do everything we can to ensure that it prospers. And if you do decide to use your business investment in Arizona as a springboard to U.S. residency or citizenship, we will refer you to top Arizona immigration attorneys to guide your application through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

International contracts must specify the forum (e.g. arbitration in London) and the law (CISG). There are no courthouses in the middle of the ocean, so if you do not specify these you may not be able to enforce the contract.

Work with a skilled Arizona business attorney with an international bent

At Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., most of us were businessmen before we became attorneys. As business lawyers in Phoenix, we know how to nurture a small business, how to foresee legal difficulties before they arise, how to steer our clients clear of avoidable legal obstacles, and how to prevail in court if such obstacles prove unavoidable.

Call 602-265-7997, toll free 866-696-2033 or contact us today to arrange a consultation on any issue related to Arizona business.

At Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., we do more than connect the dots—we create the dots.

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Donald W. Hudspeth
Principal Attorney

Attorney Donald W. Hudspeth has more than twenty years’ experience practicing corporate and business law. Before attending law school, Mr. Hudspeth held a stock brokers license at the age of 21 and owned his own business at the age of 23. He was a business law professor at Arizona State University, West Campus, and has conducted classes and seminars for a number of higher institutions and organizations. Mr. Hudspeth has published two books on law and is the founder of the radio programs Law on the Edge and Law Talk.

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Mark S. Hamilton

About Attorney Mark S. Hamilton has experience handling all aspects of civil and commercial litigation in federal, state, and tribal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Practice Areas Business litigation Commercial litigation Education University Of Hawaii Wm. S. Richardson School Of Law, Juris Doctor - 2002 University Of Hawaii, Master Of Arts in Asian…

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The scholarship is awarded to students for academic merit with an interest in business and business law. Candidates may have majored in fields other than business, have taken a break between college and law school, or have had exceptional life experiences.

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