The unprecedented growth in the Irish “Celtic Tiger” economy over the past decade was largely fueled by a pro-business, decisive, Irish Government; U.S. foreign-direct investment; one of the lowest tax rates in Europe; and a highly educated work force. This gave rise to an economy with one of the highest growth rates in the world. As a result, a reverse boom of investment from Ireland into the United States occurred. Sullivan & Worcester LLP is honored to have served as U.S. counsel to many of these investments, from Ireland, over the years and has provided critical advice in connection with investments worth billions of dollars from Ireland into the United States. These investments found their way into a wide range of industry sectors, especially the food and drink, paper and liner board, animal feed, technology, publishing, real estate, banking and financial services, and also the investment fund sectors. Sullivan & Worcester, primarily, through its exceptional international tax practice and its deep strength in corporate, securities and real estate, has served its Irish clients in a range of complex and highly successful transactions across the United States.
Sullivan & Worcester has had a long-standing relationship with the political, economic and educational sectors in Ireland. One of its senior partners, Aidan F. Browne, has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate and commercial real estate attorney in Ireland and as a foreign legal consultant in the United States. Aidan has deep contacts and relationships in the Irish market. He is a founding board member and fellow of the largest business school in Ireland, The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin, and serves on several for-profit and non-profit charity boards in Ireland. He is a consultant in the United States to the largest law firm in Ireland, A&L Goodbody, and has worked with A&L for almost 15 years on foreign investment matters. In the United States he is a committee member of the Gasson Society at Boston College, and is Chairman of the global humanitarian organization, GOAL-USA.
For Irish companies, the first step into the U.S. market can take many forms — whether to market and sell products or services, seek funding, acquire a U.S. firm with an established footprint, or source inbound investment opportunities. The key to success for these companies is often to build their business network quickly. We help integrate Irish companies into a new culture and working environment, and connect them with bankers, investors, customers and merger and acquisition targets to give them a competitive edge. We have worked with Irish banks, investors, venture capital firms, real estate developers, service providers and technology companies as they establish and grow their U.S. market presence.
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