Law Firm in India

USA - Market Entry and Legal Services

Lawyer & Law Firm in USA

United States of America (USA) market has a lot to offer, from a business-friendly environment to advanced technology and supply chain infrastructure, to transparency and ease of doing business. Penetrating the US market is always an important part for all Indian companies that are planning to expand their international presence because regardless of the sector, businesses that invest in the United States automatically gain a competitive edge.  

Commercial Relations between India-USA

The USA is India's largest trading partner and export destination. Bilateral trade reached a record high of USD 131 billion in 2022, with a target of USD 500 billion by 2025. The USA is also the 3rd largest investor in India, with USD 59.1 billion invested from April 2000 to December 2022.

Business Advantage for Indian Companies in USA

Indian companies benefit from the large consumer market and access to diverse capital sources in the USA. The advanced technology ecosystem and skilled workforce enable innovation and growth. A transparent business environment, legal framework, and IP protection foster entrepreneurship. Strategic partnerships, global connectivity, and cultural diversity support market expansion. The US government offers incentives for foreign businesses. Establishing a presence enhances brand visibility and credibility. Thorough research and understanding of regulations are crucial for success.

Incentives and Support Programs by USA for Indian Companies

The United States offers incentives and support programs for Indian companies, including -

  • Select USA: Government program assisting Indian companies with market entry and regulatory processes.
  • Visa Programs: E-2 and H-1B visas facilitate entry and work for Indian investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
  • State and Local Incentives: Tax credits, grants, and infrastructure support available from various states and local governments.
  • R&D Collaboration: Initiatives like USISTEF promote joint research and development projects between Indian and U.S. companies.
  • Export Promotion: U.S. Commercial Service and Export-Import Bank provide assistance for Indian companies exporting to the United States.
  • Industry-Specific Programs: Sector-specific initiatives foster collaboration in aviation, healthcare, and other industries.
  • Small Business Administration Programs: Funding, mentoring, and contracting opportunities for small Indian-owned businesses.
  • Foreign Trade Zones: Customs benefits for Indian companies establishing operations in designated areas.
  • State Economic Development Agencies: State-level programs offering tax incentives, grants, and infrastructure support.
  • U.S.-India Business Council: Business advocacy organization facilitating trade and investment between the two countries.
  • Start-up Accelerators and Incubators: Support programs for Indian start-ups, providing funding, mentorship, and workspace.
  • Federal Research and Development Funding: Grants and contracts available for Indian companies engaged in R&D projects.

Starting A Business in USA

After selecting the Business Structure, the following steps are essential in order to set-up a business in USA.

  • Selecting a State to set-up the Business
  • Registration of the Business
  • Obtain Federal and State ID Numbers
  • Apply for Licenses and Permits depending upon the type of business
  • Open a Business Bank Account

Visa and Immigration

USA offers different types of Visas to Indian business owners looking to set up operation in USA.

  • B1 Visa
  • E1 Visa
  • EB 5 Visa
Entering the U.S. market requires strategic planning, including choosing the right business structure, consulting with legal and financial advisors. Adapting marketing materials, building a strong online presence, and localizing efforts are essential. Networking, evaluating marketing efforts, and adapting strategies based on feedback are crucial. Compliance with regulations and seeking professional guidance is recommended for success in the U.S. market.

 To read more about the United States market and various business opportunities – CLICK HERE

How Do We Help?

At India Law Offices (ILO), we strive to deliver exceptional legal services to our clients not just within India, but on a global scale. Over the past two decades, we have diligently expanded our presence by establishing strong partnerships, both formal and informal, with esteemed professionals from leading law firms in key commercial hubs worldwide. These alliances have empowered us to offer efficient and seamless representation of the utmost quality in any jurisdiction. Through our extensive network, we are able to cater to the diverse needs of our clients and ensure that they receive top-notch legal assistance across borders.

With a host of global affiliations with some of the largest law firms and legal networks, India Law Offices makes business possible worldwide for its clients. We provide comprehensive support to companies from USA seeking to enter the Indian market. Our services encompass various aspects such as establishing subsidiaries or branches, navigating commercial contracts, and addressing any legal requirements. Additionally, we extend our expertise to Indian companies aiming to expand their operations in USA, offering corporate assistance and legal support tailored to their specific needs. In collaboration with our counterparts from USA, we are well-equipped to provide guidance on cross-border transactions between India and USA, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, and other related activities. We are committed to helping our clients navigate the complexities of Indo-U.S. business collaborations and achieve their desired outcomes. Our expertise extends to a wide range of areas, ensuring comprehensive assistance in various aspects such as:

  • Corporate and M&A – Incorporation of Company, Branch Office, Merger & Acquisitions, Joint venture, Technical Collaboration, Taxation, Financial Reporting
  • Commercial Contracts – Drafting & vetting of contracts like franchising, distribution, sales and marketing, licensing etc.
  • Business and Civil Litigation – Representation before courts and judiciary bodies, Arbitration, Mediation
  • Immigration – Obtaining Visa, Citizenship, Visa extension, Work Permit etc.
  • Labour & Employment – Advice on Employment Laws, Tax implication on French nationals working in India, Drafting Employment Contracts & HR Policy
  • Real Estate – Buying & Selling of Property, Development of real estate projects.
  • Intellectual Property Rights – Trademark, Copyright & Patents registration
  • Family Law and Inheritance – Cross border Divorce, Marriage Registration, Child Custody, Adoption, Drafting Will, Setting up Trust or Estate

Our Partner in USA

We maintain a close working relationship with the reputable law firm- Whiteman Osterman and Hanna LLP, located in Albany, New York. Whiteman Osterman and Hanna LLP has been providing comprehensive legal support to both companies and individuals from USA, as well as international clients seeking to enter the USA market. Their areas of specialization encompass immigration, government contracts, intellectual property, international trade, public and private finance, real estate, litigation, arbitration, mediation, federal and state taxation, and insurance. India Law Offices collaborates with Whiteman Osterman and Hanna LLP on legal matters involving India and USA, facilitated by our shared membership with PraeLegal. This network comprises independent commercial and business law firms.

If you are a company from USA or individual seeking assistance in India or an Indian entrepreneur planning to enter the USA market, we encourage you to complete the form below and connect with our team of legal experts. We are dedicated to providing the guidance and support you require.

Contact ILO - USA

Need assistance in USA? Write to us with your enquiries, questions or request a meeting with our expert to discuss your potential case.

Thank you for getting in touch!

We appreciate you contacting us at India Law Offices. We will review the details that you have submitted and one of our experts will connect with you shortly.

Invalid Captcha