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CLIENT SOLUTIONS

How members depend on the Group to help their individual clients


Our member law firms depend on other State Capital Global Law Firm Group (the "Group") members to assist them in providing multi-jurisdictional legal services for standard business matters and complex transactions.

A firm's membership in the Group is a particularly useful resource for attorneys whose commercial and private clients have
  • regulatory concerns,
  • international operations or alliances,
  • or regional legal needs.

Member attorneys can easily and confidently identify local counsel in all 50 U.S. state capitals and business markets and financial centers worldwide.



Regional Coverage

Michael R. Rattagan"We were contacted by a U. S. member firm to assist two companies with global operations in all merger control-related matters in 13 Latin American countries. We served as the regional coordinator, prepared a standard questionnaire, received answers from members and were able to simplify the client's issues, communications, fee quotes and delivered the final product."

Michael R. Rattagan
Allende & Brea [Argentina]


Member law firms practice independently and
not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.


Review more Client Solutions below to learn how member firm attorneys have used the global speed and reach provided by the Group as a competitive advantage for their individual clients.

Regional Coverage

"We were contacted by a U. S. member firm to assist two companies with global operations in all merger control-related matters in 13 Latin American countries. We served as the regional coordinator, prepared a standard questionnaire, received answers from members and were able to simplify the client's issues, communications, fee quotes and delivered the final product."

Michael R. Rattagan
Allende & Brea [Argentina]



"A telecommunications client asked us to serve as regional counsel for a matter in the midwest. We put together a team of Group members from the other states to assure better service at a lower cost. Our client was pleased with representation by member firm attorneys and the outcome."

David E. S. Marvin
Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C.
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Quick International Reach

"One of our multi-national clients was in the process of re-branding its corporate identity in the United States and required IP counsel in several jurisdictions. We contacted each of the member firms' "go to" attorney, explained what our client needed and were able to get the ball rolling quickly."

Philip Peacock
RadcliffesLeBrasseur [London]

"A longtime manufacturing client encountered a problem in Australia and inquired if we knew anyone there that could help them. We explained our membership in the Group, contacted the Australian member and the matter was resolved in minutes."

Jim Featherstonhaugh
Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP [New York]


Reaching Decision Makers in State Capitals



"A bill introduced in the Mississippi legislature had the potential to cause one of our clients significant concern. Following a call to the Group member firm there, we were able to take acourse of action that relieved our clients concerns."

Daniel G. Hilson
Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter [Ohio]





"A large national company needed a sign-off in several states (and the approval of their Governors) as a part of a large class action settlement. With a single call, one member firm obtained all signatures quickly and the settlement went through."

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Troutman Sanders LLP [Georgia]



Accessing Local Know-How

"A ski manufacturing client was facing several labor and employment issues related to purchasing its distributor in Iowa. By calling the Group member firm in Iowa, we were able to resolve each of the issues in one day."

Dr. Axel Bosch
Wessing [Germany]

Crossing National and International Boundaries

"A U.S./Canadian client was extending its natural gas pipeline from Nova Scotia through Maine on to Massachusetts. We built a client team comprised of experienced natural gas member firm attorneys to handle assorted complex regulatory matters, manage community relations, and obtain proper permits and federal approvals. This transaction illustrates the depth of client solutions that member firm attorneys can deliver."

Jon N. Bonsall
Keegan, Werlin & Pabain, LLP [Massachusetts]

"Our client with operations in Seoul needed to make sure he found a good lawyer who spoke English. I recalled meeting such a lawyer at a Group meeting and looked him up on the Group's website. In 30 minutes, our client was speaking in English with his new lawyer in Korea."

Terry McBrayer
McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirland PLLC [Kentucky]


Simplifying Complex Transactions

Stephen H. Watts II"We represented a major energy company as the successful bidder to acquire nuclear generation assets in the northeast in a USD 1.2 billion transaction that required numerous state regulatory approvals. Using the Group, we were able to assemble a team of highly qualified local counsel in 5 states who were instrumental in closing an extremely complex transaction on schedule."

Stephen H. Watts II
McGuireWoods LLP [Virginia]


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