Butzel Long attorney Jim Bruno quoted in Super Lawyers article "Travelers' Checks"
Attorneys offer tips on navigating the legal, cultural and language barriers of partnerships abroad
By Nancy Henderson
James Bruno has seen plenty of cross-cultural faux pas while mingling with executives in other countries on behalf of his American clients—including his own. Once, at dinner with some businesspeople in Japan, he joined a group toast. "I don’t drink alcoholic beverages, so I raised my water glass, and they started laughing," says Bruno, an attorney at Butzel Long in Detroit. "I didn’t know that the kamikaze pilots used to toast with water before they went to [their deaths]."