Manufacturers operate in a world of higher energy, material, supply, equipment and capital costs; global competition, exchange rate and trade issues; supply, demand and capacity ratios; legislative and regulatory pressures; R&D outlays; pricing pressure and falling profitability; closings and expansion; job loss and skill shortages; taxation; and both domestic and world economic cycles.
Sutherland has represented manufacturers forming the U.S. economy’s backbone for more than 80 years. Our clients make a wide range of goods, from industrial products such as aluminum, steel, heavy equipment, chemicals, batteries, construction materials and semiconductors, to consumer goods such as automobiles, carpets, textiles, furnishings and computers. We help in all national and international legal areas—including contracts, licensing, leasing, product and technology distribution and sales, e-commerce, patents and trademarks, governmental regulation, corporate governance, taxation, litigation and labor relations. With unique tax experience and extensive expertise in investments, facility construction and operation, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and entry into various national markets, we structure complex multinational transactions across the globe.
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