Cross-Border Transactions

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP has one of the most respected international business trade and finance practices in the Western U.S.  For more than thirty years, our firm has successfully represented international businesses, from startups to conglomerates – by helping foreign companies invest in the U.S. and advising domestic companies as they venture into global markets. With more than 300 attorneys across ten geographic markets. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is a U.S. law firm that is  uniquely positioned to assist U.S. and European clients with inbound and outbound international business transactions.   

Success in Cross-Border Transactions

Our goal is to help clients achieve success in cross-border transactions by productive negotiation, proper entity selection, regulatory compliance, trade counseling, market access analysis, tax advice, technology transfer, protection of intellectual property, employment advice, dispute resolution and effective advocacy in arbitration and litigation when necessary.  In particular, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is well-versed in assisting our clients internationally with:         

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital investment
  • Trade counsel, product and service import-export
  • Global compliance and governance
  • Real estate acquisition and financing
  • Construction
  • Utility regulation
  • Cross-border aviation finance
  • Hospitality, gaming and liquor licensing
  • Global internet licensing
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance
  • Foreign tax credits and tax treaties
  • Customs duties and credits
  • International finance
  • International supply chain and distribution networks
  • Multi-country joint ventures
  • Natural resources and energy
  • Structuring off-shore investments
  • Technology transfer
  • Export control compliance and licensing
  • Customs and import transactions
  • International licensing and contracting
  • Intellectual property protection and transfer
  • Employment of foreign workers
  • International arbitrations and dispute resolution

Our attorneys include German-speaking attorneys who have practiced in Germany and regularly represent clients with dealings in Germany and the E.U. They are known for taking a highly active role in the international business community by serving in leadership positions and promoting various business initiatives in Germany and other European markets:

  • Counsel and Board of Directors Member for Gauselmann AG – Merkur
  • Chairman of Global Compliance and Governance  for Gtek SMA – (formerly Lottomatica)
  • Law Professor, University of San Francisco, School of Law, International Trade
  • Member, German-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Former State of Colorado Honorary Investment Representative to Germany
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, Germany

Global Connections and Resources

Our clients have come to value the many contacts and international resources we have developed over the years through our affiliations with international law and industry networks.  Also, many of our attorneys have strong international and governmental relationships through their service in leadership positions including U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Special Advisor to the President of the United States of America, U.S. Secretary of State for Economic Development in Northern Ireland, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor of Colorado, Colorado Ambassador to Japan,  Executive Director of the North American Securities Administrators Association, and as Governors and Judges of Arizona and Wyoming.

Our attorneys speak a number of foreign languages including: Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese , Mandarin), Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Polish, Portuguese,  Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, and Thai.

Business Transactions

Joel C. Fry
Joel C. Fry
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David P. Kunstle
David P. Kunstle
Colorado Springs
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Regulatory & Government

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International Trade & Investment

Key Contacts

David P. Kunstle
David P. Kunstle
Richard M. Trachok, II
Richard M. Trachok, II