International Legal Services

Our service knows no bounds.

Businesses located across the United States and abroad retain Downs Rachlin Martin attorneys for to assist with important international and critical cross-border legal matters. With an international network of law firms just a phone call or email away, and offices strategically placed near the Canadian border, DRM is uniquely positioned to help both foreign companies with U.S. interests and U.S. companies doing business abroad.

Our corporate attorneys have assisted with cross-border corporate formation, leasing contracts,  tax issues, and mergers and acquisitions of all sizes; our patent and trademark attorneys deal with global IP matters regularly; and our energy attorneys are well-seasoned when it comes to cross-border transactions. If your business takes you across borders, DRM can help protect your interests.

While our roots are regional, our reach is global.

Downs Rachlin Martin is the exclusive member firm in Vermont for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.

Individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Collectively, Lex Mundi firms provide global legal resources with unmatched depth and breadth. Working with other Lex Mundi firms, we are able to seamlessly handle our clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

Recent Accomplishments

Our dedicated attorneys represent a wide range of U.S. and international companies in both local and rapidly evolving global markets in matters such as:

  • Working with our network of foreign law firms to obtain patents and trademarks around the world.
  • Managing global trademark and patent portfolios to meet client needs and budgetary priorities. 
  • Coordinating the administration of a multi-million dollar estate and trust administration that included the successful negotiation of the transfer and dedication of over a mile of undeveloped lakefront property spanning the border between the United States and Canada to the U.S. government and the Province of Quebec. The land available for public use and maintained in its undeveloped state for recreational purposes. The estate administration also includes the appraisal and sale of a unique collection of Canadian artwork and a very substantial distribution to a world-renowned museum.
  • Assisting an UK bank with taking down multiple fraudulent websites using the client’s content.
  • Representing a publicly traded Canadian corporation in restructuring the operations of multiple US-based  and offshore direct and indirect subsidiaries.
  • Representing the US-based subsidiary of a Swiss company in acquiring an aerospace components manufacturer with operations in New Jersey and the Caribbean.
  • Representing a global outsourcing company with business presence in India, London, Australia, Singapore and the U.S.
  • Negotiating an exclusive distribution agreement covering portions of the European Union for a health care software vendor.
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