International Transactions & Structures

The exponential growth of global trade has made international tax planning an integral part of the Butzel Long tax practice. Our foreign clients, both individuals and businesses, have looked to us for advice on structuring their U.S. investments or business operations and on tax-efficient alternatives for repatriating their U.S.-based earnings. We have consulted with our U.S. based clients on structuring their operations and investments abroad in a manner that maximizes both the deferral of U.S. tax on foreign earnings and the availability of foreign tax credits. In addition, we have advised clients on related party transfer pricing issues, cost sharing arrangements, foreign currency transactions, foreign sales corporations, and cross-border financing and leasing transactions. Finally, our membership in Lex Mundi, a global association of 140 independent law firms, allows us to coordinate the interaction of both U.S. and foreign tax laws for beneficial results.