A. Bruce Bowden
Phone: 412.261.1600
William F. Bresee
Phone: 412.261.1600 x 261

Other Practice Group Lawyers


Leech Tishman’s International Practice Group integrates the services of lawyers across many of our practice areas, providing our clients with representation in a wide range of cross-border and international matters. The lawyers involved with our International Practice Group have a solid understanding of and extensive experience with the legal challenges placed on businesses by the domestic and international commercial and regulatory environments in which they operate and compete. We have advised entrepreneurial enterprises, government entities, mid-sized corporations, and Global 500 companies with operations throughout North, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.  Possessing a strong grasp of commercial and cultural issues in many international settings, our lawyers are well-versed in counseling U.S.-based and foreign companies in making investments and acquisitions, establishing joint ventures and commercial relationships, and setting up operations, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Drawing upon legal expertise and cultural experience, our lawyers support activities of clients involved in many facets of business, including energy (electrical power/liquefied natural gas/petroleum/renewable energy/timber), construction, intellectual property development and protection, procurement and supply chain management, finance, investment, product manufacturing and distribution, automotive manufacturing, banking, commodities, medical devices and healthcare, motion picture and television production, professional services, real estate, technology, software and telecommunications. We are focused on nurturing our clients’ businesses through every stage of representation.

Our International Practice Group has experience in the following areas:

  • Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Risk Allocation
  • Corporate Business Planning and Entity Structuring
  • Construction Matters, including Projects with Onshore and Offshore Scopes
  • Cross-Border Sales, Distribution and Franchising
  • Joint Venture, Public-Private Partnership and Other Collaborative Business Structures
  • Compliance with Governmental Regulations including Environmental Regulation, Permitting and other Compliance Matters
  • Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Reviews, Export Controls and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance
  • Financing, Project Financing, Structured Finance Agreements and Payment Securitization
  • Currency Fluctuation and Restrictions Risks
  • Cross-Border Private Placements
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Borrower-Lender Arrangements
  • Corporate Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Bankruptcy & Reorganization
  • Insurance Coverage and Corporate Risk Mitigation
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Tax and Estate Planning
  • International Trade and Sourcing of Materials and Equipment
  • Real Estate Transactions and Structured Leasing Matters