It’s all about our clients. When a company is locating in the United States for the first time, or locating in a particular state for the first time or expanding existing operations in a state, it’s a BIG DECISION. We work directly with companies, and often with the consultant working with the company, to assist the company through every step of the site selection decision.
We support companies in efforts to strategically locate operations, and we gather support from the local community and the state in the form of incentives to support their business operations. The large volume of projects we have worked and are working, especially in the Southeastern United States, ensures that we are efficient, and are very knowledgeable about what to expect, who to ask and how to stay in compliance.
(1) A company locating in the US for the first time; (2) A company locating in a state for the first time; or (3) a company expanding current operations in a particular state.
To support the company, we work on the real estate, environmental, tax, corporate and incentive matters associated with the site selection process. We take a holistic view of the project, and support the company and any consultants every step of the way. We have deep relationships at the local and state level to ensure the company is supported in the best possible way. Our clients are located all over the world. With our large, international firm, we have great depth and bench strength in identifying complex international corporate and tax issues, and are very adept at helping clients navigate complicated business issues. We have tremendous experience with:
- manufacturing projects;
- datacenter projects;
- corporate headquarters projects;
- large office projects; and
- distribution center projects.
Timing is KEY. Call us early, and we mean EARLY. We do our best work for companies when called on early in the process to assist in the economic development incentive process. The first step in the incentive process focuses on real estate. We work as a team, and our real estate lawyers are an integral part of the team. The relationship between the real estate and the economic development incentive work cannot be overestimated, and for this reason, we like to be brought it at the earliest phases of a project.
Incentives are for competitive projects. Once a site selection decision has been made, the project is no longer competitive, and incentives are off the table. Also, incentives can overcome certain challenges presented by a site such as infrastructure challenges, etc. We work closely to ensure the company has every option available to them in order to make the best decision possible for them.
We know the incentives that are available to support projects – both at the local and state level. We will work very hard to ensure that we analyze and pursue all possible resources for our companies.
We have worked many of the largest projects in the Southeastern United States, and we have a tremendous volume of medium size projects. We know economic development, and we have pure economic development attorneys to help you – 100% of our daily practice is devoted to economic development.