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Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America - Second Edition

 
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ISBN: 978-1-57823-296-3
Author: Christian Campbell, Editor; Dennis Campbell, General Editor
Page Count: 1688
Published: October 2011
Last Updated: November 2013
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Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America - 2nd Edition provides a survey of the requirements for doing business and investing in Canada and the United States, including state-by-state and province-by-province analysis. Covering nearly all 50 states and 12 Canadian provinces, the reports are prepared by local business practitioners and offer practical insights into issues relating to selection of form for doing business, incentives, taxation, labor and employment, liabilities, and dispute resolution. The publication is updated annually.

Table of Contents

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

United States Immigration Law

Introduction
Non-Immigrant Categories for Business Purposes
B-1 Visitors for Business Purposes
Visa Waiver Program
H-1B Workers in a Specialty Occupation
E-1 and E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors
L-1 Intracompany Transferees
TN Professionals from Canada and Mexico 

 

Federal Jurisdiction District of Columbia

Introduction
District of Columbia Government
Forms of Doing Business
The District of Columbia Long-Arm Statute
Taxes
Labor Laws
Ownership of Real Estate by Aliens
Consumer Protection and Restraints of Trade
Special Devices or Incentives Available for Foreign Investment              

 

Alabama

Introduction
Incentives and Special Programs to Assist Foreign Business
Qualifying to Do Business in Alabama
Corporations
Limited Partnerships
Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships
Labor Laws Applicable to Foreign Corporations
State and Local Taxes
Environmental Protection
Consumer Credit
Products' Liability
Tort Reform
Products Liability Summary

 

Alaska

Introduction
Legal System
Forms of Business Organization
Licensing and Regulation of Businesses
Tax Laws
Contracts and Contractual Remedies
Uniform Commercial Code      

 

Arkansas

Introduction
Form of Business Enterprise
Registration Requirements
Taxation
Alien Ownership of Real Property
Incentives and Subsidies

       

California

Introduction
Qualifying a Foreign Corporation to Do Business
Choosing the Form of Business Enterprise
Labor Laws
Products Liability Law
Environmental Law
Taxation
Restrictions on Foreigners Doing Business in California    

 

Colorado

Introduction
Business/Investment Purpose and Form
Taxes
Labor Laws

 

Connecticut

Introduction
Government and Courts
State Assistance of Foreign Enterprises
The Non-United States Enterprise in Connecticut
Use of a United States Affiliate
Taxation
Labor and Employment Benefits Laws
Ownership of Land
Banks and Other Institutional Lenders
Miscellaneous State Regulatory Agencies and Laws
Conclusion
Appendix   

 

Delaware

Introduction
Foreign Corporations
Foreign Limited Partnerships
Limited Liability Companies
Limited Liability Partnerships
Taxation
Special Tax Exemptions
Antitrust
Labor
Productivity
Labor Unions
Environmental Law
Product Liability
Long-Arm Jurisdiction                  

 

Florida

Introduction
Establishment of Enterprises
Limited Liability Company
Partnerships
Foreign Corporation; Foreign Limited Liability Company; Foreign
Limited Partnership
Taxation
State Taxation
Customs Regulation
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer, Investment
Incentives
Competition Law
Intellectual Property
Employment Law
State Employment Law
Immigration
Banking

 

Georgia

Introduction
Qualifying a Foreign Corporation to Do Business
Partnerships
Starting a New Corporation
Selling and Other Trade Practices
Environmental Protection
Labor Relations
Taxation
Arbitration of International Transactions

 

Hawaii

Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Enterprises
Taxation
Customs Regulation
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer, Investment
Incentives
Competition Law
Intellectual Property Protection
Other Commercial Regulation
E-Commerce
Labor and Employment Law
Banking Law    

 

Illinois

Introduction
Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Enterprises
Acquisition of Real Estate
Taxation
Customs Regulations
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer Investment
Incentives
Competition Law
Intellectual Property
Employment Law
Banking Law
Acknowledgments

 

Indiana

Incentives and Special Programs to Assist Foreign Businesses
Market Considerations
Assistance for Foreign Businesses
Indiana State Government
Requirements for Foreign Enterprises to Qualify to Do Business
Restrictions on Foreign Corporations
Restrictions on Alien Ownership of Real Property or Other Forms of Capital Investment
Labor Laws Applicable to Foreign Corporations
State and Local Taxes
Environmental Protection
Products Liability  

 

Iowa

Introduction
Business Forms
Land Ownership Restrictions
Taxation
Favored Enterprises
Incentives
Labor Laws
Environment
Consumer Protection
Product Liability

 

Kansas

Introduction
Qualifying to Do Business
Forms of Enterprise
State and Local Taxes
Restrictions on Doing Business
Restrictions on Real Property Ownership and Investment
Incentives
Local Incentives
Labor Laws
Consumer and Environmental Protection

 

Kentucky

Introduction
The Corporation in Kentucky
The Partnership in Kentucky
Labor Law
Environmental Law
The Horse Industry
Miscellaneous Topics        

 

Louisiana

Introduction
The Louisiana Civil Law System
Foreign Corporations in Louisiana
Hazardous Wastes from Foreign Nations
Conclusion  

 

Maine

Introduction
Foreign Corporations
Corporate Taxes
Commerce and Trade
Judicial Branch of State Government
Representative State Statutes
Employment Practices
Products Liability Law
Damages and Statutes of Limitations

 

Maryland

Corporate Law
Partnerships
Employment
State Tax Law
Intellectual Property

 

Massachusetts

Introduction
Incentives and Special Programs to Assist Foreign Businesses
Requirements for Foreign Enterprises to Qualify to Do Business
Restrictions on Foreign Corporations
Restrictions on Alien Ownership
Labor Laws Applicable to Foreign Corporations
Environmental Protection
Consumer Protection Laws
Products Liability    

 

Minnesota

Introduction
Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Realty
Taxation
Customs Regulation
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer Investment
Incentives
Competition Law
Intellectual Property
Employment Law
Banking Law
Appendix

 

Missouri

Introduction
Government and Legal System
Forms of Doing Business
Taxes
Other Taxes
Investment Incentives
Financing of Investments
Ownership of Real Estate
Employer-Employee Relations
Marketing of Products and Services
Other Regulation of Business
Appendix

 

Nebraska

Introduction
Corporate Limits
Foreign Corporations
Labor
Environment
Finance
Taxation and Fees
Conclusion   

 

New Jersey

Introduction
Government Structure
Business Organizations
Taxation
Business Incentives
Labor and Employment Law
Environmental Regulations
Franchise Agreements
Tort Law
Consumer Protection Laws
Miscellaneous Laws  

 

New Mexico

Introduction
Areas for Investment
Forms of Doing Business
State Securities Laws
Contracts
Agents
Bulk Sales Laws
Products Liability Laws
Concept of 'Residency'
Labor
Investment Incentives
Taxation
Utilization of Mexican Labor
Dispute Resolution
Transportation
Banking
High-Tech Facilities
NAFTA
The New Mexico Trade Division
Information Sources

 

New York

Introduction
Qualification of Foreign Enterprises to Do Business
Forms of Enterprise
State and Local Taxation
Restrictions on Conduct of Business by Foreign Enterprises
Devices to Encourage Foreign Investment and Business Activity
State Labor Laws
Consumer Protection
Products Liability
Environmental Protection
Secured Transactions and Purchase Money Security Interest (PMSI)
Effect of Payment by the Debtor and Rights of the Secured Party on the Debtor's Default

 

North Carolina

North Carolina State Government
Market Considerations
Assistance for Foreign Business
Business Qualification Requirements for Foreign Concerns
Laws Governing International Business Dealings
Securities Regulation
Labor Laws
Alien Ownership of Real and Personal Property
State and Local Taxes
Environmental Protection
Unfair Business Practice
Product Liability
Appendix A
Appendix B   

 

Ohio

Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Realty
Taxation
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer Investment
Incentives
Competition Law
Intellectual Property Protection
Employment Law
Banking Law

 

Oklahoma

Introduction
Oklahoma Investment Incentives
Miscellaneous Provisions
Conclusion  

 

Oregon

Introduction
Forms of Business Organizations
Securities Regulation
Judicial System
Environmental Regulations
Labor
Trade Practices
Taxes
Business Incentives

 

Pennsylvania

Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Enterprises
Acquisition of Realty
Taxation
Intellectual Property Protection
Employment Law
Banking Law

 

Rhode Island

Introduction
Forms of Business
Regulation of Business
Taxation
Financing Foreign Investment
Labor Relations
Consumer and Environmental Protection                     

 

South Carolina

Introduction
Establishment of Enterprises
Partnership
Acquisition of Realty
Taxation
Customs Regulation
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer, and Investment
Incentives
Competition Law
Intellectual Property
Employment Law
Immigration
Banking

 

South Dakota

Introduction
Business Entities
Intellectual Property
Uniform Laws
State and Local Taxes
Restrictions on Alien Ownership of Real Property
Corporate Farming Restrictions
Incentives to Foreign Investment
Environmental Protection
Appendix A
Appendix B

 

Texas

Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Enterprises
Acquisition of Realty
Taxation
Customs Regulation
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer Investment Incentives
Competition Law
Intellectual Property Protection
Employment Law
Banking Law

 

Utah

Business Structure
Local, State, and Federal Registration
Consumer Protection
Taxes and Fees
Labor Law
Federal Regulations
Court System
Trade Names and Trade Marks
Real Property Ownership                    

 

Virginia

Introduction
State and Local Taxation
Labor Laws
Real Estate Ownership
Business Forms and Their Requirements
Employment Contracts, Restraint of Trade, Trade Secrets
Tort Law and Product Liability
Commercial Laws
Securities Law
Consumer Protection Laws
Statutes of Limitations and Statute of Frauds
Arbitration                                                     

 

Washington

Introduction
Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Enterprises
Acquisition of Realty
Taxation
Investment Incentives
Employment Law
Sources of State Information and Internet Resources
Business Startup Information     

 

West Virginia

Introduction
Qualifying to Do Business
Forms of Enterprise
State and Local Taxes
Restrictions on Doing Business
Restrictions on Real Property Ownership and Investment
Incentives
Most Favored Enterprise
Labor Laws
Consumer and Environmental Protection
Abbreviations and Short Forms  

 

Wisconsin

Introduction
Conducting Business in Wisconsin
Restrictions on Alien Ownership of Real Property and Other Capital Investments
Environmental Protection Laws
Wisconsin State Tax Structure Relating to Foreign Enterprises
Consumer Protection Laws
Labor Laws
Commercial Sales and Products Liability
Subsidies and Incentives  

 

Wyoming

Introduction
Wyoming Commercial Laws
Fraudulent Conveyances
Securities Offerings -- Blue Sky Laws
Long-Arm Jurisdiction
Trademarks, Marks, and Trade Names
Fair Trade Practices and Marketing Standards
Wyoming Commercial Entities
Labor Laws
Environmental Protection
State Funding of Commercial Development
Wyoming Business Permits
Taxation
Administrative Process and Remedies for Taxpayers               

 

 

CANADA

 

Alberta

Introduction
Foreign Investment in Alberta
The Alberta Courts
Forms of Business Organizations
Public Financing in Alberta
Secured Financing in Alberta
Land Ownership and Regulation
Employment Law
Consumer Protection
Taxation
Oil and Gas
Regulation and Protection of the Environment
Conclusion

 

 British Columbia

Introduction
Requirements for a Foreign Enterprise to Do Business
Forms of Enterprise
Federal Provincial and Local Taxes
Restriction on Foreign Enterprises
Restrictions on Alien Ownership of Real Property or Other Forms of Capital Investment
Incentives, Subsidies, Special Devices
Labor and Employment Laws
Environmental Protection

 

Manitoba

Introduction
Doing Business in Manitoba
Taxation
Labor Laws
Business Transactions
Investment in Manitoba

 

New Brunswick

Introduction
Forms of Business Organizations
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Provincial and Local Taxes
Sales Tax, Goods and Services Tax, and the Harmonized Sales Tax Act
Consumer Protection
Environmental Law
Labor and Employment Law
Property Registration and Financing in New Brunswick
Financial Incentives for Businesses in New Brunswick
Canadian Regulation of Foreign Investment

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Introduction
Business Organization Types
Costs of Doing Business
Commercial Issues
Employment Law   

 

Northwest Territories

Introduction
Forms of Business Enterprise
Territorial Labor Laws
Regulations Concerning Particular Business Activities
Harvesting and Agriculture
Financial Institutions
Consumer Protection
Landlord and Tenant
Enforcement of Judgments
Taxation and Funding
Municipal Law
Economic Development Agreements
Environmental Control
Travel and Tourism
Liquor
International Relations
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Rights

 

Nova Scotia

Government and Legal System
Forms of Business Organization
Special Requirements for Foreign Enterprises
Government Assistance to Business
Taxation
Provincial Labor Laws
Environmental Protection
Nuisance
Commercial Law
Securities
Oil and Gas
Consumer Protection and Business Regulation
Product Liability
Residential Tenancies

 

Ontario

Introduction
Investment and Corporate Considerations
Taxation
Intellectual Property
Customs
Consumer Protection
Employment

 

Prince Edward Island

Introduction
Government and Judiciary
Relevant Legislation

 

Quebec

Introduction
The Nature of the Business
The Form of the Business Organization
Start-Up of the Business
Carrying on Business

 

Saskatchewan

Registration Requirements
Provincial and Municipal Taxes
Restrictions on Ownership on Real Property or Other Forms of Capital Investment
Incentives
Types of Favored Investment
Labor Laws
Consumer Protection and Product Liability

 

Yukon Territory

Introduction
Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Realty
Taxation
Customs Regulation
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit-Transfer, Investment Incentives
Competition Law
Intellectual Property Protection
Employment Law
Banking Law

Author Detail

About the Editor:

Christian Campbell is the Assistant Director of the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) in Salzburg, Austria, and teaches as an adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School. He is a Member British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Founder and Co-Director 2007 of the FDI Moot, Law Student Competition for Investor-State Arbitration. Before joining CILS he was a research assistant at Salzburg University under Professor Christoph Schreuer and had been previously employed in the Legal Department of Philips Petroleum Europe/Africa and in private practice at Shakespeare's Solicitors, Birmingham, England.

 

About the General Editor:

Professor Dennis Campbell is the Director of the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) in Salzburg, Austria, and teaches as an adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School. He is the former Director of International Programs and Professor of Law at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He has lectured at Stockholm University, Helsinki University, Salzburg University, National University of Taiwan, Warsaw University, and Jagiellonian University. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the Iowa State Bar and is a former Assistant Secretary of the California State Senate.

 

The Center for International Legal Studies promotes the dissemination of information among members of the international legal community, through research and publication projects, post-graduate and professional training programs, and academic seminars, professional symposia and continuing legal education conferences. Nearly 5,000 lawyers worldwide have been designated as Fellows of the CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES in recognition of their contributions to its programs. The Center provides observers on a regular basis at meetings of UNCITRAL and its Working Groups in Vienna and New York.

 

About the Contributors:

United States

United States Immigration Law - Bennett R. Savitz, Savitz Law Offices, P.C.

Federal Jurisdiction District of Columbia - Patrick Jay Hines, Graubard Moskovitz & McCauley and Carol Anne Smoots, American Gas Association

Alabama - Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP

Alaska - Joseph L Reece, Bradbury Bliss & Riordan

Arkansas - Edward L Wright

California - Donald R Worley and Susan Bade Hull, Worley, Schwartz, Garfield & Rice

Colorado, Harry L Arkin

Connecticut - Norman J Fleming, Wiggin & Dana

Delaware - David W O’Connor. Montell North America Inc

Florida - Henry Burwell, Dean Bunch, and Stefania C. Bondurant, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Georgia - Glower W Jones and Eugene J Heady, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Hawaii - Seth M. Reiss, dba Lex-IP.com

Illinois - Joanne F. Hurley, Hurley Stanners, LLC

Indiana - Christopher P Felts, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Iowa - Joseph A Nugent, Nugent and Mayer

Kansas - Joseph P Flynn

Kentucky - Cawood Smith

Louisiana - Susan Fahey Desmond, Jackson Lewis LLP

Maine - Michael R Bosse, Thompson & Bowie

Maryland - Adele L. Abrams and Justin M. Winter, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, PC

Massachusetts - James J Myers and Janet Josselyn, McCarter & English LLP

Minnesota - Stephen J. Foley and Jared Kemper, Foley & Mansfield

Mississippi - Susan Fahey Desmond, Jackson Lewis LLP

Missouri - Mark F (Thor) Hearne, II, Lathrop & Gage Law Offices

Nebraska - Gary F Wence, McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz, PC

Nevada - Patricia J. Curtis, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.

New Jersey - Laurence Reich, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

New Mexico - Rita Nuñez Neumann

New York - Klaus H Jander, Clifford Chance US LLP

North Carolina - Noel L. Allen, Allen, Pinnix & Nichols

Ohio - John Timothy Murray, Murray & Murray

Oklahoma - Joe D Dillsaver

Oregon - Traci G Kirkpatrick and Merrill J Baumann, Davis Wright Tremaine

Pennsylvania - Julie E McGuire, Attorney at Law

Rhode Island - Jeremiah J Gorin and Carl I Freedman, Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP

South Carolina - Henry M Burwell, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

South Dakota - Eric Kerkvliet, Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & Lebrun, P.C. and RJ Krüger Jr, Northern State University, School of Business

Texas - Heiko E Burow, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Utah - Kevin R Pinegar, Durham Jones & Pinegar, PC

Virginia - Jerome P Friedlander, II, Friedlander, Friedlander & Earman, PC

Washington - Mark David Albertson, Albertson Law Group

West Virginia - Jackson, Kelly, Holt & O’Farrell

Wisconsin - Walter S Davis, Davis & Kuelthau, SC

Wyoming - Philip P Whynott


Canada

Alberta - David Stratton, Davis & Company LLP

British Columbia - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Manitoba - Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

New Brunswick - Rodney J Gillis and John E. Bujold, Gilbert, McGloan, Gillis

Newfoundland and Labrador - Adrienne LW Mercer, McInnes Cooper

Northwest Territories - Austin F Marshall, Marshall & Company

Nova Scotia - Burchells LLP

Ontario - Stanley W. Elkind, McLean & Kerr LLP

Prince Edward Island - N Douglas Ross, Patterson Palmer Hunt Murphy

Quebec - Langlois Kronström Desjardins

Saskatchewan - R A Milliken, Balfour Moss Milliken et al

Yukon Territory - Lackowicz, Shier & Hoffman

 

Mexico - Luis Omar Guerrero R. and Federico de Noriega O., Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C.


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