Authors: John Parkerson

Written by: John Parkerson, Esq. Note the interesting recent “reminder” about the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) enforcement of laws prohibiting doing business with certain countries, entities and persons: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20190131.aspx . Be careful about what you import, and ensure that your company has an internal program to prevent OFAC regulations violations. In this case, a U.S. cosmetics company imported from China false eyelashes kits that contained

Written by: Mina Zhan CFIUS stands for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. It is a federal interagency committee chaired by the U.S. Treasury Department that is authorized to review any transactions that may result in foreign control of a U.S. company. Its purpose is to assist the President in overseeing the national security aspects of direct foreign investment in the U.S. market.  The committee may

HBS international business attorney John Parkerson will speak to the monthly meeting of the International Women’s Association on October 11 about business and politics in Hungary.  The IWA is a non-profit, non-political organization that seeks to bring women together from all countries to build friendship and help international newcomers become oriented to life in Atlanta through a network of support and activities.  It falls under the umbrella of

John Parkerson, member of the International and China practice groups, recently participated in the two following business events:  “Georgia Tech CIBER-USA India Business Summit” at Georgia Tech on August 28; and the “Belt and Road Initiative: Luncheon on Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies from Asia to Middle East” at the Carter Center on September 19

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that Mina Zhan has joined the firm and will specialize in the newly created China Practice that will work with companies that do business in both the United States and China on the full spectrum of international business matters. Zhan, who previously practiced corporate law in China and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, is joining the firm’s Atlanta office

The President of Hungary has awarded HBS attorney John Parkerson the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit, which is the 2nd highest civilian award in Hungary. The Ambassador of Hungary to the United States, H.E. Dr. László Szabó, presented the award to Parkerson In a March 29 ceremony at HBS’ offices.

Hall Booth Smith again is a proud sponsor of the 2nd annual World Trade Day in Georgia program, which will be May 4th at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially proclaimed that each May there should be a national observance of the benefits of global trade and investment. Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal, by Proclamation, is declaring May 4 as World Trade Day in the

By:  John E. Parkerson, Jr., Esq. and Katja Demmel A January 24, 2018 federal court jury conviction in Madison, Wisconsin serves as a serious warning to companies about how they can be destroyed easily by the theft of intellectual property. Fortunately, federal prosecutors were successful in securing a criminal conviction – but unfortunately not before the company that was the theft victim was almost destroyed. After 11 days of trial, the jury

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. international business attorney John Parkerson led a Georgia delegation to Hungary from December 3-8 that promoted HBS’s international business expertise and its presence in the Central and Eastern European (“CEE”) region, and sought to foster ties between Georgian and Hungarian companies. Parkerson also is Honorary Consul General and Economic Counselor of Hungary for Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. During the mission, Parkerson met approximately 25 Hungarian information communications

HBS sponsored the World Affairs Council program, “The Intersection of Finance and Policy.” Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Exchange and Chairman, New York Stock Exchange was the speaker. Dennis Lockhart, Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, served as moderator. HBS attorneys Carsten Alting, James Standardand John Parkerson attended the event with HBS international clients and the Consul General of Belgium.