Welcome Steven J. Dickinson!
Steve is the Co-Chair of the International Practice and his practice centers on domestic and international business transactions for both U.S. and International companies. In the U.S., Steve represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, complex contract negotiations and other collaborative business transactions. These range from private equity investments to multi-party procurement contracts to acquisitions and sales valued at more than $1 billion. Steve represents U.S. companies in their international business, including acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, construction and sales contracts, and distribution arrangements, as well as operational issues such as international tax planning, entity formation, financing, employment, intellectual property, and compliance matters including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export control regulations. Steve has represented numerous companies in doing business in China and throughout Asia, as well as in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Canada. Steve also assists international companies in establishing operations in the United States.
Welcome Barbara Müller!
Barbara is a Member, and her practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance and renewable energies. Barbara earned law degrees in both Germany and in the United States making her uniquely qualified to assist U.S. companies entering the German market and German companies expanding to the U.S. market. She has worked on the acquisitions of companies in Germany for U.S. clients and the related agreements, such as employment and lease agreements. In addition, Barbara has successfully facilitated the resolution of a number of diverse U.S.-German issues her clients faced, such as the enforcement of German judgments in the U.S., the defense against temporary restraining orders in the U.S. and Germany, the finalization and taxation of inheritances made by U.S. clients in Germany or to be made by German clients with assets in the U.S., the sale of real estate owned by U.S. clients in Germany and family law issues, such as the acknowledgment of a U.S. divorce decree in Germany or the assistance with divorce of a U.S. citizen in Germany.
Barbara graduated from the university in Bohn, Germany in 1987 and worked as law clerk in various areas before she finished her German legal education in June 1990 with honors. In Germany, Barbara focused on European legal and business issues. Before she came to Minnesota in 1996, she was chief of division in the Department of European Affairs in the German State of Hesse.