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May 25, 2010

Hiscock & Barclay's Rich Paul Speaks at Two Business Training Associations on the Legal Issues Conducting Business Overseas

Hiscock & Barclay, LLP attorney Richard J. Paul participated in a panel discussion on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on May 24 at 3:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University as part of the International Trade Panel for the Small Business Development Center's Staff Conference and Training seminar "Removing the Obstacles to Exporting." On May 25 at 11:30 a.m. at The Inn on Broadway in Rochester, Paul will speak on "The Legal Issues in Doing Business Overseas" to members of the International Resource Group Inc.

The Small Business Development Center, located at Onondaga Community College, is one of 25 offices statewide that provides free counseling to start up and existing businesses. Virginia Smith of the Small Business Administration, John Tracy of the Department of Commerce, and John McNeely of Hi-Lite Markings, Inc. were also part of the panel presentation on May 24.

The International Resource Group is a not-for-profit educational trade corporation developed to support trade in foreign markets, provide information and services relating to international business and promote the interests of its members. As part of his presentation on May 25, Paul will address the key differences in doing business overseas and the unique challenges buyers or sellers may face as they are subject to laws and regulations that are different than those that apply to domestic business. The presentation will also help avoid common misunderstandings and problems that could impact businesses.

Paul is a partner in the Syracuse office of the law firm Hiscock & Barclay, LLP. He concentrates his practice on international business transactions. He advises clients on international business matters and counsels them on the unique issues companies contend with when doing business overseas. Paul has a lengthy representation of one of the leading U.S. Defense Contractors in support of their international business pursuits. He has traveled extensively to conduct negotiations and assist clients in pursuing business opportunities in numerous countries around the world. In doing so, he has forged relationships with lawyers in many countries which enable him to obtain country-specific legal advice on behalf of clients. He frequently speaks on international contract and legal issues, and has developed and conducted international contract training courses for companies doing business overseas.

Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, listed as a "Top 250 Firm" by The National Law Journal, is a full-service, 200-attorney law firm, with offices throughout the major cities of New York State, as well as in Boston, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, providing comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 30 practice areas.


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