Starting a US business can be challenging, both from a business and regulatory standpoint. On Sept. 21, Womble Carlyle attorney Steve Clinton joined a panel discussion on best practices for foreign-based entities looking to start a business in California.

The panelists offered perspectives on penetrating the Silicon Valley ecosystem, properly setting up an entity, navigating employment law traps and creating the best possible tax structures.

Clinton was joined in the “Coming to America: Starting a Business in California” discussion by Rimon P.C.’s James Chapman, Essence Associates Managing Partner Dr. Alan Chen, and Bernstein & Pinchuk partner Winton Yen. Jeff Osorio of Robert Half Management Resources moderated the discussion, which was sponsored in part by Womble Carlyle.

Steve Clinton concentrates on corporate and securities law, representing a broad range of companies.  He has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate transactions and assists clients with the negotiation and consummation of mergers, stock sales, asset acquisitions and other reorganizations. He practices in Womble Carlyle’s Silicon Valley office in Palo Alto.