Munck Wilson Mandala’s corporate real estate team regularly advises clients on (i) domestic and international relocation and expansion demands across the spectrum; (ii) real property acquisition, development, construction, and financing; (iii) assist with environmental and regulatory compliance for relocation and expansion, due diligence on property and assets, investigations for land use and entitlements, and opportunity zone development, as well as full corporate relocations and corporate expansions including attention to the preservation of employees in any relocation. MWM provides advanced expertise to support corporate industry including technology-driven companies looking to expand to and scale in the United States, and to facilitate connections between international and domestic technology ecosystems. When technology-driven companies decide to enter the U.S. market—whether to expand, raise investment capital, or pursue a key transaction—MWM offers corporations distinct advantages:
- Established Network of U.S. and Non-U.S. Investment Sources
- Offices in Key Tech Hubs Coast-to-Coast
- Comprehensive Full-Spectrum Legal Services, Strategy & Protection
MWM’s relocation and expansion team includes attorneys who have provided advice on U.S. matters to hundreds of non-U.S. start-up and growth-stage technology companies, including clients based in the U.K., Canada, Israel, and other EMEA countries; South, Latin and Central America; and Greater Asia.
We also work closely with key local stakeholders in those regions—investors, accelerators, incubators, professional advisors, strategic partners, and government economic development agencies—to provide home market support on U.S. matters and ensure that companies have the right teams around them to succeed in the U.S. MWM brings a deep and diverse network of foreign associates to deliver full-scale services seamlessly around the globe.
Established Network of U.S. and Non-U.S. Investment Sources
The firm has an established and growing network of contacts and connections within the investment communities that are most important to start-ups and growth companies. From angel investors and accelerators to investment banks and venture capital firms, we offer clients important connections to funding sources throughout the U.S. and in many key non-U.S. markets.
Offices in Key Tech Hubs Coast-to-Coast.
MWM has offices in key technology and financial centers across the U.S., from Dallas and Austin, Texas, to Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California. We also have a robust network of foreign associates to further assist growing and established companies with corporate governance and regulatory matters.
Comprehensive Full-Spectrum Legal Services, Strategy & Protection
With more than 70 attorneys, MWM has the capacity to meet the diverse U.S. needs of technology-driven companies based outside of the U.S., and sophisticated transactional practices to assist clients as they grow and evolve.
When our corporate clients seek additional capital, our corporate finance attorneys help them complete equity, debt, and structured finance transactions. As our corporate clients expand, they rely on the firm’s finance, M&A, IP, technology transactions, tax, and real estate practices, among others.
In addition, MWM has practices that help companies manage people, products, and processes, so they can streamline operations most efficiently. Our experienced labor and employment attorneys regularly monitor the ever-changing regulations in employment law at both the state and federal level and keep our clients informed and protected.
The firm’s intellectual property and trade secret attorneys represent clients around the world, protecting their ideas, inventions, and businesses. Managing an IP portfolio is vital to creating and maintaining a business’ niche within a market. Because we understand your technology, we are better equipped to understand your IP law challenges, work with your management and inventors, and help you protect your intellectual property. We counsel clients around the world in intellectual property matters, including the registration of trademarks and copyrights, the prosecution of patent applications, and the protection of trade secrets. As ideas and innovations develop, our attorneys provide strategic patent and trademark counsel.
MWM advises corporate clients in scores of proceedings involving federal and state regulatory agencies, particularly the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and their state equivalents. The firm has successfully defended clients against claims of anti-competitive behavior, consumer fraud, privacy law violations, cybersecurity breaches, and securities law infractions. As regulatory pressures have increased with respect to the exportation of goods to (and business conduct in) global markets, the firm’s attorneys have represented clients facing government inquiries and/or investigations, including those related to export controls and economic sanctions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) laws, and matters that involve Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and national security issues.
Our attorneys have successfully represented clients engaged in litigation with competitors, suppliers, service providers, employees, and other entities, with disputes ranging from private antitrust lawsuits to high-stakes patent litigation. We have also successfully defended companies in class actions, including antitrust, consumer, and securities litigation matters. In addition to representing companies in federal and state courts throughout the U.S., our attorneys represent corporate clients in arbitrations and mediations.
The following list illustrates the broad array of services we provide to clients:
- Early Corporate Organization
- Venture Financing/Private Equity
- Corporate (M&A and Public Equity-IPO Exit)
- Intellectual Property
- Technology Transactions
- Regulatory (Antitrust, Privacy and Data Protection, Exports, FCPA/CFIUS)
- Employment Law (Executive Compensation/Benefits)
- Real Estate and Land-Use
Who We Represent
MWM most frequently represents companies (including boards of directors and committees), banks, private equity firms, and other financial institutions in expansion matters. Our expansion experience touches virtually every industry of the economy, but we have exposure to the technology, energy, utility, construction, transportation, pharmaceutical, retail, insurance, aviation, hospitality/lodging, and manufacturing sectors.
Our expansion services include:
- Site identification and acquisition
- Environmental permitting and regulation
- Land use and zoning
- Business immigration issues
- Incentives negotiation
- Tax analysis and planning
- Legislative and regulatory advocacy
- Construction and engineering service contracts
- Labor and human resources
- International and cross-border transaction