Events > You Can Export - America Made Easy

You Can Export - America Made Easy

Thursday, 19 September 2019 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Bristol Marriott Royal

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About the event

An outline of the workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide insight into what it takes to be successful, long term, in the US as a small to medium sized English company based on the presenter’s 35 years of working with UK companies doing business in the US. Introducing companies to distinctions concerning how business is done in the US; the legal system; and how to take advance preventive steps to minimize exposure to legal risk will be addressed.


What you’ll gain from the day

By attending this masterclass, delegates will be more prepared for the challenges of doing business in the world’s largest market. They will better understand the importance of protecting intellectual property (including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, etc.); provisions to include in distribution agreements; negotiating strategies; cultural distinctions; types of entities that could be organized and why; and limiting exposure to liability risk.



  • 09.00 - Set up

  • 09.30 - Registration/tea/coffee

  • 10.00

    • Success Formulas for Doing Business in the US: A Lawyer’s Perspective

    • Introduction to the US Legal System

    • Why there are so many lawyers in the US

    • Minimizing Legal Expenses!

  • 11.15 - Tea/Coffee (15 mins)

  • 12.30 - Lunch

  • 13.00

    • Key Intellectual Property Considerations

    • Contract Negotiations

    • Setting Up US Companies

  • 14.30 - Tea/Coffee (15 mins)

  • 14.45 - Networking

  • 16.00 - Workshop finish




About the trainer/company

Tom Thorelli is a US lawyer with over thirty years of experience working with small- to medium-sized UK companies in minimizing legal risk when doing business in the United States. Thorelli & Associates is a five-lawyer firm located in Chicago, Illinois that combines a broad range of expertise in the fields of intellectual property law, contract negotiations, corporate law, acquisitions, product liability preventive management, and immigration; all with small-firm attention to detail and customer service to create tailored legal solutions for its clients.

The firm’s clients range from high-tech startups to companies with software applications, telecommunications, medical devices, automotive and aeronautic industries, consumer products, security technology, consulting services, etc. Over the years, Thorelli & Associates has worked closely with the Department for International Trade offices throughout the UK, helping to assist DIT clients structure their US operations and entry onto the US market. Tom is often invited to speak at events about an array of legal issues, including immigration, product liability preventive management, contract negotiations, etc. Tom frequently visits the UK networking events and also provides cost free introductory meetings for UK companies looking to enter the US market.


Who is this event for?

The workshop is intended for executives, marketing directors, CFOs, chief legal counsels and those responsible for international activities of their companies that are focused on doing business and expanding opportunities in the US. The workshop is appropriate for South West of England companies currently exporting overseas and have an annual turnover exceeding £500,000. 


Due to this event being free of charge with limited numbers, we reserve the right to cancel your booking if you do not meet the eligibility requirements. Additionally, due to the popularity of these events, we ask for only one registration per company to make the masterclass available to other businesses. Regrettably, we are unable to accept intermediaries or service providers.

We take your data very seriously and are committed to the privacy and security of it. Our Privacy Statement explains the types of personal data we may collect about you and how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.  This is a joint event and your data will be shared with Department for International Trade for the purposes of administering & following up this event.  Their privacy policy is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-trade/about/personal-information-charter & https://www.businesswest.co.uk/privacy/mhclg-privacy-notice 





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