Global Considerations

More colleges and universities are participating in the global business arena through international study-abroad programs, academic affiliations, research relationships, technology transfer, creation of global business incubators, and other efforts. An increasing number of elite post-secondary schools are also exploring global educational initiatives, such as foreign campuses and branding. Should your institution have an interest in expanding globally, we can help navigate the complex web of legal and regulatory issues and work with you to mitigate the concomitant risks.

Attorneys in our Global Practice know the international system and are familiar with the unique issues affecting institutions of higher education. We assist our clients daily in meeting the legal and economic challenges of globalization, and we regularly advise governments, companies, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We have the breadth of experience and knowledge of the international system required to help you achieve your goals.

Because our Global Practice works seamlessly with other sections in our firm, we pull from the diverse strengths and experiences of our other attorneys to deliver quality legal advice and tailored customer service that meets your specific needs. For example, our Technology and Intellectual Property attorneys have relationships with technology transfer offices at major research institutions in Europe, and our Real Estate and Land Use Department attorneys have extensive commercial experience in complex real estate transactions and focus regularly on commercial and residential development and land acquisitions and dispositions. We also have alliance relationships with top law and business advisory firms throughout the world.