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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: 1,736
Published: October 2011
Last Updated: February 2016
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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      

Arizona

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

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 
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer Investment
Incentives
Competition Law 
Intellectual Property
Employment Law
Banking Law

 

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 Enterprises 
Acquisition of RealtyTaxation 
Customs Regulation
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer Investment Incentives
Competition 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

Introduction    
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


Mexico

Introduction
Establishment of Enterprises
Acquisition of Enterprises
Acquisition of Realty
Taxation
Customs Regulation
Criminal Regulation
Competition Law
Telecommunications and Broadcasting
Energy and Natural Resources
Currency Regulation, Capital and Profit Transfer, and Foreign
Investment 
Intellectual Property
Employment Law 
Litigation and Arbitration
Arbitration
Conclusion

 

 

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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