US Law Services
Sophisticated U.S. Legal Advice and Services
The Fidelis Law Group offers sophisticated and practical U.S. legal advice, emphasizing business, corporation, commercial, financial and technology law to domestic and internationals clients. Our unique model for delivering legal advice and services provides our clients with access to outside legal representation delivered by experienced lawyers who function as trusted advisors, business consultants and strategic partners, who understand their clients’ businesses and share their strategic vision.
Legal Advice in Connection with Brazil-Related Transactions
While we are global-minded professionals, adept at advising clients with international legal and business needs, The Fidelis Law Group is uniquely positioned to offer clients doing business or planning to do business in Brazil, or involved in Brazil-related transactions the advice of U.S. lawyers experienced in working on Brazil-based transactions, who are accustomed to working seamlessly with Brazilian lawyers and who are knowledgeable about Brazilian law, business and culture.
Legal Advice for Brazilian Clients Doing Business in the U.S.
Often, Brazilian companies doing business in the U.S. or with a U.S.-based company rely exclusively on the legal advice of their Brazilian lawyers. As a result, such clients often do not receive the legal advice they need, they accept terms and conditions which are disadvantageous to them, and risk unnecessary expose to unknown liabilities, which could be easily avoided with the proper legal advice from a U.S. lawyer.
The Fidelis Law Group is uniquely situated to provide Brazil-based clients doing business or planning to do business in the U.S. or planning to enter into transaction with a U.S.-based company, with the U.S. legal advice needed to effectively structure and negotiate their business opportunities or U.S.-related transactions.
Through The Fidelis Law Group, Brazilian companies involved in a U.S.-related transaction are able to engage an experienced U.S. attorney to work along side their Brazilian legal counsel. Working seamlessly with the client’s Brazilian lawyers, our lawyers are able to provide the Brazilian client with the U.S. legal advice the client needs to effectively maximize its business opportunities while minimizing its legal risks.
Outside General Counsel Services
Our lawyers often serve as outside general counsels to small, start-up and early stage companies, both in the U.S. and in Brazil, providing such clients with the full range of practical legal advice, from the organizational phase through various rounds of debt or equity financing, and in some cases through the sale or public offering of the company. Our services include the full range of corporate, tax and intellectual property services required to establish the company and initiate its business activities.
Venture Capital and Related Services
In addition to company formation and capital structure, preparing and negotiating shareholder agreements, debt and equity financing agreements, stock option plans, employment agreements, non-compete, confidentiality and intellectual property assignment agreements and agreements for the acquisition or licensing of technology, The Fidelis Law Group offers clients assistance with the preparation of business plans and seeking venture capital financing. With a strong network of angel and venture capital professionals, we are able to introduce clients to venture capital funds, angel networks and other third parties interested in providing seed or venture capital financing to start-up, early stage and emerging companies.
Corporate and Fiduciary Services
In addition to assisting our clients in the formation of U.S.-based and off-shore legal entities in various jurisdictions and creating sophisticated legal structures, The Fidelis Law Group also provides corporate, fiduciary and intermediary services to our clients designed to facilitate their access to the full range of benefits of an off-shore legal structure, while maintaining their confidentiality. We are also knowledgeable and experienced in identifying, analyzing and counseling clients regarding the nature and satisfaction of their document-based duties and fiduciary responsibilities.
Our Practice Areas
Our US Law Group is composed of skilled legal professionals, experienced in rendering sophisticated legal advice, preparing and negotiating a broad-range of transactional documents and agreements and working with clients to achieve their specific business objectives while minimizing their legal risks.
Our US Law Group offers U.S. legal advice in the following areas:
- Alternative Asset Management
- Banking and Credit
- Brazil-Related Transactions
- Business Law
- Capital Markets and Securities
- Commercial Agreements
- Company and Legal Entity Formation
- Corporate and Fiduciary Services
- Corporate Governance
- Corporation Law
- Derivates, Structured Finance and Structured Products
- Financial Services
- General Counsel Services for Small and Start-up Companies
- Hedge Fund Formation
- Intellectual Property and IP Transactions
- International Law
- Joint Ventures
- Leveraged Buyouts
- Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
- Not-For-Profit Law
- Offshore Legal Structures
- Private Equity
- SEC Requirements for Foreign Issuers
- Technology Law
- Venture Capital
Our clients include domestic and international corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, as well as law firms whose businesses we seek to impact favorably with each matter entrusted to us. The Fidelis Law Group is also committed to working with not-for-profit organizations and other tax-exempt entities, having assisted several clients establish not-for-profit corporations and obtain tax exempt status.