Thorelli & Associates offers over thirty years of experience in the legal representation of businesses and individuals, with particular emphasis in assisting European interests in the United States. The firm provides an array of services, ranging from initial consultation regarding the impact of U.S. federal and state laws on proposed activities to the purchase or sale of entire businesses.
Having assisted many companies in the initial phase of their investment, the firm is experienced in providing strategic planning for long-term success. Our professionals, proficient in four different languages, are keenly aware of the difference in the way lawyers are engaged in the U.S. than elsewhere. In most countries, lawyers are contacted only once a problem that the company cannot solve arises. In the U.S., lawyers are engaged at an early stage of negotiations in order to not only minimize risk, but also to maximize the acquisition of legal rights. If a foreign company does not take this approach, it will be at a distinct disadvantage. In conjunction with Thorelli & Associates' recent sponsorship and participation in the UbiFrance International Software Expo Mr. Thorelli was interviewed by a French Nationwide web-based broadcast company.
om has given in excess of 100 speeches in various forums. You are welcome to contact us for the outline of the speech that he has given most frequently. In particular, you may find his exposé on some of the key cultural differences between Americans and Europeans of interest and benefit.
Tom recently spoke at Council for American States in Europe events in Brussels, Belgium and The Hague, Netherlands. Click below for a video preview:
Tom Thorelli was also interviewed at the International conference on Software Development sponsored by UbiFrance, the French Trade Commission concerning distinctions in the way lawyers are used in the US from Europe and developments in IP law. Please click below to see it. An English translation of the interview is available on request.