• Jan 15, 2014Doing Business Internationally: Promises & Perils

    January 15, 2013

    So you”ve decided to go global; Now What? Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., PNC Wealth Management, WithumSmith+Brown, PC & the Somerset County Business Partnership cordially invite you to a complimentary panel style seminar on how to conduct business internationally.  Designed for business owners, professionals and others responsible for managing business operations, our speakers will offer practical information on how you can be successful in the global marketplace.

    Corporate Planning (Model Country: India)Robert C. Gabrielski, Esq., Norris McLaughlin, P.A. General overview, formation of business entity, business registrations, structure of U.S. owned business abroad, ownership and control of business abroad, inter-company transactions, and treaty issues

    International Letters of Credit – Michele Stacey, Vice President of International Banking Group, PNC Bank Understanding letters of credit, reducing payment risk and control exchange of shipping documents, trade finance, and EXIM bank working capital program

    Foreign Exchange Issues – Jeffrey Placido, Director of Foreign Exchange, PNC Capital Markets
    The role of a Foreign Exchange Advisor, risks and challenges associated with conducting business overseas, and understanding currency risk

    Tax Issues – Kimberlee Phelan, WithumSmith+Brown, PC
    Understandng the tax planning opportunities and compliance requirements when operating internationally.  Most importantly, avoiding the high cost of non-compliance.

    Moderator – Mike Kerwin, President and CEO, Somerset County Business Partnership

    8:00—8:30 a.m.         Registration & Breakfast
    8:30—10:00 a.m.       Program
    10:00—10:30 a.m.     Q&A

    For information on how to register, click here.

    Posted in: International Business and Tax Planning, Robert C. Gabrielski |

  • Sep 13, 2013Bruder and Gabrielski to Present Seminar on International Business

    Bruder and Gabrielski to Present Seminar on International Business

    Bridgewater, NJ (September 13, 2013) – Charles A. Bruder and Robert C. Gabrielski, Members of Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present “Going Global: A Primer on Tax and Corporate Isssues For Your Domestic and Foreign Business Operations” with Vinay Navani of Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 24, at the firm’s Bridgewater office.

    This seminar is designed for business owners, financial planners, accountants, human resource professionals, and others responsible for managing business operations. The program will offer practical information on general corporate planning, tax issues, compliance, and international executive compensation. “The reality is, in today’s business world it’s either go global or go home,” said Gabrielski, Chair of the Business and International Law Groups. “For some time now, it’s not been a matter of whether you will be conducting international business, but why aren’t you? Our program will help those who are thinking about going global, those who are currently in the process, and even those who are already global and but may want to expand.” Please click here to register.

    Bruder concentrates his practice in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. He is co-chair of the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group at Norris McLaughlin, P.A.. Bruder is experienced in all aspects of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, stock option plans, employee stock ownership plans, and other incentive and equity-based compensation arrangements. He frequently counsels clients on plan qualification and administration issues, ERISA fiduciary matters, plan compliance issues, and employee benefits matters in the context of business reorganizations. In addition, Bruder is knowledgeable in the handling of group health plans, cafeteria plans, and other health and welfare benefits arrangements. He is a frequent lecturer on employee benefits and has published articles in The Exempt Organizations Tax Review and the New Jersey Law Journal and has been quoted in The Hedge Fund Law Report. Bruder received his LL.M., with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from Widener University School of Law, and his B.A. from LaSalle University.

    Gabrielski, Chair of the firm’s Business and International Law Groups, devotes his practice to business transactions, both international and domestic; e-commerce and taxation. He has over 25 years of experience in advising corporate and entrepreneurial businesses on matters including business and tax planning, corporate acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations, both domestically and internationally. He is instrumental in assisting businesspeople with the development of their business ideas to the exit strategy for entrepreneurs and closely-held businesses, particularly in the technology and health care fields. Gabrielski also counsels clients and acts as a discussion partner with business owners and executives with respect to e-commerce, technology development, health care, and commercialization of intellectual property. He regularly structures and negotiates technology licensing and development agreement and corporate partnering agreements. Gabrielski earned his LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law; his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

    Navani, a Shareholder at Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C., joined the firm in 1998. His client roster includes emerging and established businesses in the high-tech and software industries as well as other closely-held businesses and business owners. He assists his clients on income tax planning and compliance matters such as business sales and restructuring, retirement plans, charitable giving strategies, tax audits and other topics. Navani also advises on U.S. tax aspects of international business, U.S. citizens living overseas, and foreign nationals present in the United States. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Navani served as Technical Manager for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Tax Information Phone Service. In this capacity, he provided tax research services as well as professional expertise to other Certified Public Accountants.

    Posted in: Charles A. Bruder, International Business and Tax Planning, News, Robert C. Gabrielski |

  • Nov 10, 2010Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Launches International Business Blog

    November 10, 2010

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700 x4224

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Launches International Business Blog

    Bridgewater, NJ (November 10, 2010) – U.S.-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. has launched Business Without Borders, an international business blog located at The blog keeps executives informed on the multifarious issues involved in successfully operating a business when expanding in to a new marketplace, namely the United States of America (U.S.).

    “Upon entering a foreign jurisdiction, such as the U.S., foreign businesses are confronted with subtleties and complexities of state and federal law. Likewise, a U.S. firm looking to expand abroad faces dissimilarities and unknown nuances in other markets and legal systems. To prosper, businesses need the proper legal guidance from seasoned business attorneys that are knowledgeable in handling these matters, both inside and outside of the U.S.,” stated Robert C. Gabrielski, a Member of the firm and Chair of its International and Business Law Groups.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is a full service commercial and international legal practice with corporate, tax, intellectual property, immigration and litigation being significant components. Being properly informed on business, tax, employment, and environmental laws is especially pertinent to U.S.-bound businesses. Having knowledge and guidance up-front in those areas may not only reduce their legal risk in the U.S., but also increase the prospect of a profitable and successful business venture. The Norris McLaughlin, P.A.attorneys and invited experts that write for the blog provide clients with information that will be useful in taking advantage of the opportunities and laws in the U.S. and its 50 constituent states, as well as offering insight to those companies seeking to expand into non-U.S. markets.

    The attorneys in the Norris McLaughlin, P.A. International Law Group offer a full range of legal services to foreign and domestic clients who are engaged in international commerce in over 50 countries. The firm is the exclusive New Jersey member of both Meritas and Legal Network International, which are affiliations of highly select independent law firms located in every state in the U.S. and throughout the world. Its membership in these organizations provides its clients with immediate access to high quality legal services in many jurisdictions.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’s international law services include acting as U.S. counsel for foreign-based corporations and their U.S. subsidiaries; advising on international trade matters involving the sale of goods and services into and from the U.S., including competition laws and trade regulation issues; structuring and negotiating complex international transactions including cross-border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, and equity investments; advising and protecting patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights worldwide, as well as cross-border intellectual property litigation; advising on immigration, labor & employment and employee benefits issues; providing services for acquisition and construction of U.S. and foreign real estate projects; providing international tax planning, treaty interpretation, and handling of international tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Federal District and Appellate Courts; assisting international e-commerce companies with market access problems, tax issues, intellectual property protection, corporate structuring, and commercial transactions; handling complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts involving a wide range of matters including complete arbitration and mediation services; counseling on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related issues; and providing advice and legal support services on international financing transactions.

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    Posted in: International Business and Tax Planning, News |