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Guiding foreign sovereigns and their missions in navigating the intersection of U.S. and international law.

Lavin Puig has unique and extensive experience representing foreign sovereigns in the United States. Whether you are a foreign mission to an international organization, an attaché office, a consulate, or an embassy, we are able to assist you with a wide array of services specifically tailored to your needs. From interpretation and applicability of U.S. law to local employment law, we will help you ensure that you are accomplishing your diplomatic goals instead of being mired in legal issues and problems. We understand that you not only have to abide by your own nation’s legal system, but that you also have to navigate through international and U.S. law, while focusing on your primary, diplomatic objectives. We have seen that diplomatic missions are often bogged down in preventable legal actions due to inadequate representation. We pride ourselves in being able to help our diplomatic clients avoid unnecessary legal complications while in the U.S. and to help them be prepared to face future legal issues through preventative legal work.

Lavin Puig is also able to provide your mission with legal services for your citizens and staff in the United States.  Through our Consular Practice, we assist consulates in finding the correct legal representations for their citizens, be they individuals or companies. When your citizens request consular protection, Lavin Puig will provide them with competent legal counsel to help them resolve their consular protection issues. We are also able to provide your staff with personal representation, in criminal and civil matters. Additionally, we can help businesses in your home country expand into the United States by establishing affiliates or partners in the United States and assisting in trade and export/import issues.

At Lavin Puig, we understand that as foreign missions in the United States you are at times not able to operate autonomously, but instead have to operate in coordination with your relevant government entities.  In situations such as these, the clear and concise presentation of legal structures and arguments is of fundamental importance in order for you to be able to obtain the support that you need. We prepare comprehensive memoranda that allow you to communicate your needs in an effective manner to your superiors at home. Through our vetted translators, we are also able to provide these memoranda and legal work products in your own language as well as in English.

Our goal is to ensure that your diplomatic objectives are accomplished in an effective, transparent, and legal manner.

Examples of our Diplomatic and Foreign Sovereign Services include:

  • Employment compliance services including drafting of employment contracts, workplace policies and manuals, and legal representation in disputes and litigation

  • Purchase of Civilian equipment for foreign governments, including negotiation assistance, contract drafting, assistance in exportation, etc.

  • Purchase of Military equipment for foreign governments, including negotiation assistance, contract drafting, assistance in exportation, etc.

  • Purchase and/or leasing of real property for diplomatic missions, including negotiation assistance, contract drafting, and legal analysis

  • Comparative legal analysis

  • Foreign sovereign immunity analysis for Missions and their staff

  • Health care law analysis, including analysis of the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as ObamaCare)

  • International and United States Law Interpretation

  • Foreign Judgment Enforcement

  • Trade Negotiation facilitation

  • Criminal and Civil representation for Mission staff

 

Examples of our Consular/Citizen Services include:

  • Civil and Criminal individual representation through Consular Protection

  • Immigration representation for foreign citizens

  • Civil representation for foreign businesses

  • Transactional legal assistance for foreign citizens, including negotiation assistance and contract drafting

 

Examples of our Foreign Business Services include:

  • Trade negotiation facilitation

  • Civil representation

  • Transactional legal assistance, including negotiation assistance and contract drafting

  • Business formation and facilitation

  • Employment Law; drafting of employment contracts, workplace policies and manuals, and legal representation in disputes and litigation

  • Business immigration

  • Please also refer to our separate practice areas for further information regarding our business services

 

If you, your mission, or your citizens require legal representation and/or consultation, please contact our offices via email or telephone to set-up an initial consultation. Our initial consultation is a courtesy to you, so there will be no charge.

Foreign Sovereign and Diplomatic