Educated with a Masters Degree in Tax Law, its founder, Christopher T. L. Brown, has eighteen years of legal experience in Washington and Oregon working with small to medium-sized businesses as well as high and ultra-net worth individuals. He has extensive tax and legal expertise from forming start-up companies, negotiating contracts with private and publicly-traded enterprises, and passing family businesses from generation to generation.

Conversant in Japanese, he has represented a large number of clients involving international issues including foreign nationals investing in United States real estate, American citizens doing business in Canada, Asia, South America and Europe, and estate planning involving American and foreign families.

If you are looking to do business in the United States, Mr. Brown has the necessary background and skill to assist in expanding into the U.S. as well as other legal and tax issues that may arise in your overseas venture.

Structuring Your Foreign Business for U.S. Operations

You have a product or service that you would like to bring to the United States. However, we know that it’s not as simple as putting your name on a label and starting to sell. There are a multitude of issues surrounding the start-up process from forming the legal entity for liability protection and U.S. tax advantages to engaging with producers and distributors to streamline the sales process in America.

Our firm has the experience and tools to get your business in the U.S. off-the-ground. From setting-up a corporation or limited liability company to deciphering the changes to the U.S. tax code and take advantage of the benefits available to representing your company before your American counterparts, we can assist you and your business in achieving your goals in the U.S.

Investing in U.S. Real Estate

To paraphrase Will Rogers, it’s always wise to invest in real estate because they aren’t making more of it. Whether you want to put your money in real estate to build a factory or obtain equity in luxury homes in America, there is plenty of risk to acquiring land including creditor exposure, tax liability and government regulation. Christopher T. L. Brown, Attorney at Law, PLLC can aid in overcoming these barriers by creating a blueprint for legal and tax-advantaged ownership to get the best out of your investment.

International Estate Planning

You work hard to build a business and acquire wealth throughout your life. So you need to take steps to ensure that its protected for your family and generations to come. We advise clients on estate planning involving both inbound and outbound wealth transfers and preserving those estates from adverse estate and gift tax consequences. We work closely with resident and nonresident individuals and families to come up with an estate plan that minimizes U.S. transfer taxes while passing on their legacies to their descendants