Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Podcast Series by Chorey, Taylor & Feil -- Common Legal Mistakes International Companies Make in Doing Business in the U.S. and How to Avoid Them

Via a posting at the German American ExecuNet group at, attorney John Watkins of the law firm Chorey, Taylor & Feil in Atlanta (Buckhead), 3399 Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 1700, The Lenox Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 alerts us to a podcast by John L. Watkins and Thomas L. McLain of Chorey, Taylor & Feil ("CTF") on "How International Companies Can Avoid Key Legal Mistakes in Doing Business in the United States (Part II)".

Watkins gives a short description of the podcast at the CTF law firm blog - and we reproduce the first paragraph of that posting below: (Friday, July 17, 2009, Part II of Podcast on Common Legal Mistakes Made by International Companies in Doing Business in the U.S. Now Available by John L. Watkins):
"Part II of our podcast series on Common Legal Mistakes International Companies Make in Doing Business in the U.S. is now available. In this podcast, Tom McLain and I provide the general background regarding legal issues in the U.S. This discussion provides the foundation for more specific issues to be discussed in later episodes. Tom and I discuss the sources of law in the U.S. and the fifty states, and address some of the key legal differences that exist in most U.S. jurisdictions when compared to other countries."
Watkins closes by saying that:
"Future podcasts will cover topics on doing business in the U.S. in greater detail."
You can subscribe to such future podcasts at the Chorey, Taylor & Feil website by clicking on the sideways "V", i.e. the "two-pronged" "three knot" symbol at the bottom of the video screen
(" 'email or embed this video' will appear as the pop-up message)

and then choose "Subscribe" from the three alternatives in the menu line at the bottom of the video (those three choices are Send to a Friend, Embed, or Subscribe).

If you choose "Subscribe", you are again given three choices:
iTunes, Miro, or RSS.

You may not be familiar with the free and open source Miro HD Video Player, so you might want to check it out. As written at their website GetMiro:
"Miro 2.0 Open-source, non-profit video player and podcast client.
Torrents made easy, RSS made beautiful, with tons of gorgeous HD video."
We note, by the way, as a matter of general human interest, and in case your international business takes you to Atlanta, that the law firm Chorey, Taylor & Feil is located in the Buckhead part of Atlanta about 8 miles north of downtown Atlanta and about 20 miles north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

As written at Wikipedia:
"Buckhead is an uptown district within the city of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Comprising over 100,000 residents and approximately the northern one-fifth of the city, Buckhead is legally defined as that portion of the city of Atlanta northwest of Interstate 85 and northeast of Interstate 75.

It is sometimes promoted as the "Beverly Hills of the South" in reference to Beverly Hills, California, an area to which it is often compared....

The main north-south street is Peachtree Road, which extends south into the heart of the city as Peachtree Street. This name change is significant in that it defines a border between Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta. The main east-west street is West Paces Ferry Road, named for a former ferry across the Chattahoochee River. Hardy Pace, one of Atlanta's founders, operated the ferry and owned much of what is now Buckhead, and as far west as Vinings. The area north of Buckhead, beyond the Atlanta city limit, is the city of Sandy Springs....

According to Forbes Magazine, Buckhead is home to the 9th wealthiest zip code in the nation (30327), with a household income in excess of $341,000 per year and is the location of the wealthiest of Atlanta's neighborhoods. Home to the Governor Mansion, the area's real estate market is also the most expensive in the state of Georgia with an average home value in 2005 of approximately $761,000.... Robb Report magazine has consistently ranked it one of the nation's "10 Top Affluent Communities" for "some of the most beautiful mansions, best shopping and finest restaurants in the Southeastern United States"."
Buckhead features Bone's Restaurant, ranked by some as the best steak restaurant in America, where we had the pleasure of dining last year (walk-ins are accepted but advance reservations are recommended). We agree that Bone's is special. The atmosphere is cosy and comfortable (business casual dress), the food (steak, seafood, deserts) and drinks were simply fantastic and the service of the staff was exceptional. Bone's is located just off of Peachtree Road at 3130 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA‎ - Tel. (404) 237-2663‎.

The eminently affordable Wingate by Wyndham hotel in Buckhead (our photo)

offers free LONG limousine service to Bone's (our photo):

International companies doing business in the U.S.A. are making no error visiting Buckhead. We found it to be a great place.

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