MINNEAPOLIS - February 15, 2018 – Steven J. Dickinson, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s International Practice, has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Minnesota District Export Council. The Council is a private, non-profit organization that brings together international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets. The council encourages and supports exports that strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs; export expansion activities working with Commerce Department offices; and opportunities to promote export activity locally through the development of a trade assistance network.
Dickinson’s practice centers on domestic and international business transactions for both U.S. and international companies. In the United States, he represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, complex contract negotiations, and other collaborative business transactions. He represents U.S. companies in their international business, including acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, construction and sales contracts, and distribution arrangements, as well as operational issues such as international tax planning, entity formation, financing, employment, intellectual property, and compliance matters, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export control regulations. Dickinson has represented many companies in doing business in China and throughout Asia, as well as in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, and Canada.
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