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Curtis represents companies in the business of manufacturing and distributing goods with clients ranging from multinational holding companies to subsidiaries of parent companies, portfolio companies and family held businesses. Such clients cover a broad spectrum of businesses including industrial and chemical manufacturing, CNC Machining, CAD/CAM design and manufacture of precision machined parts, precision production of components using semiprecious metals, high-precision quartz pressure transducers, electrostatic chucks, and crowns and closures for the beverage industry. The team also handles matters for numerous companies involved in the physical distribution of power, petrochemicals and chemicals, food, industrial, scientific and consumer products.

The Manufacturing and Distribution practice has represented companies in leveraged buyouts as far back as the late 1940s. The firm utilizes a multidisciplinary approach integrated across offices and practices to ensure a consistently high level of service and the full benefit of the firm's expertise and international reach.

The range of services provided by the group includes:

    • Mergers and acquisitions

    • Joint ventures

    • Private equity investments

    • Finance

    • Transfer pricing

    • Import/export

    • Customs

    • Economic development incentives

    • Antitrust

    • Environmental

    • Tax

    • Employment; employee benefits; ERISA

    • WARN (Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act) and OSHA compliance
    • Reduction In Force support

    • Intellectual property; licensing

    • General contract work, including Pay-at-Consumption/Just-in-Time and similar agreements

Members of the group have special expertise in cross-border distribution concerns including customs duty, letters of credit, transfer pricing, antidumping and other compliance issues, as well as cross-border deals for U.S., European and multinational corporations. Curtis also provides regular support to companies in litigation in federal and state courts, as well as domestic and international arbitrations.

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