DOING BUSINESS IN TEXAS

McCullough Sudan regularly helps foreign multinational corporations doing business in Texas, from setting up new operations in Texas, relocating their headquarters, or establishing manufacturing operations in the Lone Star State.

Texas has an economy roughly the size of the nation of France.  We also enjoy diverse resources such as oil and gas and vast tracts of land, highly skilled (and friendly!) workers, and have diverse industries ranging from energy, healthcare, aerospace, telecommunications, private equity, semiconductors, and software. It is no wonder that so many multinational corporations and non-resident investors seek to do business in Texas.

The state has a reputation of being business-friendly, with minimal state taxes and reasonable regulations. When we assist foreign corporations establishing subsidiaries or joint ventures in Texas, we are able to advise on the best tax strategies to minimize taxes at the state and federal levels. In addition, we work with the client’s tax advisers in their home country to ensure that the client’s operations are tax efficient on a global level by utilizing available tax treaties and foreign tax credits. We also advise tax efficient utilization of patents and other intellectual property through international licensing arrangements. Our lawyers also help non-resident real estate investors navigate through the unique tax rules related to foreign investment in U.S. real estate.

In recent years, we have seen many out-of-state companies move facilities and even headquarters to Texas from states with a heavier tax and regulatory burden. We can help out-of-state companies with nearly all legal aspects of doing business in Texas. We can assist such companies with forming new companies or redomiciling existing entities to Texas.  We also represent companies moving to Texas as they negotiate office or industrial leases or acquire real estate and build new facilities.

If you are moving to Texas, Welcome!  We have business lawyers in Houston, Dallas and Austin and help clients do business throughout the state. If you would like to know how we can help you, please contact us here.

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