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Sebastian Meis

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Sebastian is a cross-border transactional corporate attorney and a member of Baker Donelson's Global Business Team.

Professional Biography

Overview

As an attorney licensed in Germany and the U.S., Mr. Meis advises companies in corporate matters, particularly in the formation and restructuring of corporations and partnerships both in Germany and the U.S.

Mr. Meis has represented German investment funds in corporate, tax and bank regulatory matters in connection with real estate, as well as oil and gas investments in the U.S. In addition, he has advised investors on the acquisition of businesses and restructuring of investments. He has extensive experience in advising companies, as well as individuals, in the U.S. and Germany on complex visa issues and related international tax matters.

Representative Matters
  • Advised German automotive supplier on establishing first U.S. plant.

  • Worked on numerous projects advising German clients in formation of subsidiary entities and operations in Germany, Mexico and Canada.

  • Led acquisition of U.S. and Canadian entities for German manufacturer.

  • Advised German companies on strategic acquisition of production facilities in the U.S. and on their market entry.

  • Advised German health care and IT companies on establishing U.S. presence in Silicon Valley.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Munich Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Chair of the International Law Section (2014 – 2015)
  • German-American Lawyers' Association
  • German-Japanese Lawyers' Association
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Transatlantic Education – Everlasting Value for the German-American Future" (July 2019)
  • "Intercultural Communication with the U.S. – Business Partners and Employees," Business Briefing U.S.A., IHK Schwaben Augsburg, Germany (April 2018)
  • "Germany – U.S.: A new Era?," Roundtable Meeting, Rueckel & Collegen, Munich, Germany (April 2018)
  • "Visa Regulations and Contractor's License Requirements," U.S. Market Entry and Expansion Workshop (February 2017)
  • "Legal Requirements for Work Assignments and Installation Work in the U.S.," Current Opportunities in Various U.S. Industries and Organizing Secondments (May 2016)
  • "The Legal Framework for the Successful U.S. Market Entry, How to Do Business in the U.S." (April 2016)
  • "Legal Requirements – Work Assignments for Installation/Service and U.S. Product Liability," German Devices and Machinery for the U.S. Market: Import, Legal and Tax Regulations (April 2016)
  • "The Legal Framework for Doing Business in Germany," Business Opportunities in Bavaria (June 2013)
  • "Complexities of International Tax & Immigration Matters for U.S. Residents and U.S. Expats" (June 2013)
  • "Starting a Business in Germany: Relevant Corporate Issues," Doing Business in Germany and Europe – Facts, Opportunities and Challenges (October 2012)

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, 2007
  • District Court Muenster, German Second State Board Examination (Zweites juristisches Staatsexamen), 2006
  • University of Canterbury School of Law, LL.M. Intellectual Property, 2003
  • Westfaelische Wilhelms-University, German First State Board Examination (Erstes juristisches Staatsexamen), 2002

Admissions

  • Georgia, 2009
  • Germany, 2006

Languages

  • German

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