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HBS International Business Attorney John Parkerson has accepted an invitation from the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast USA to serve as a Director on the chamber’s Advisory Board of Directors.  The non-profit entity was established in 2006 with the purpose of encouraging commercial development between Ecuadorians residing in the Southeast USA and companies based in Ecuador. Visit their website here to learn more about the chamber's work. Pictured to

Hall Booth Smith international business attorney John Parkerson will serve as a panelist in a series of webinars sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Georgia Properties. The second webinar in the series, “Around the Globe with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Dubai” is on November 11 at 9:00 am ET, and it will cover the various “location” issues faced by companies that are establishing a presence in Dubai, United

Written by: John Parkerson, Esq. and Fanny Chac The U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") has a responsibility to encourage importers to comply with U.S. laws and regulations and to help protect American consumers from harmful products.[1]  On July 15, 2020, CBP imposed a Withhold Release Order ("WRO") on the subsidiaries of the world’s largest medical glove maker, Malaysian Top Glove Corp. Bhd due to suspected forced labor.[2]  This

Hall Booth Smith international business attorney John Parkerson has been working with Pendleton Group and Global Atlanta to bring together local and international leaders for interactive, topical Zoom discussions on how communities can recast their global engagement in the "new abnormal" of the post-COVID world.  Thus far, the group has hosted four by-invitation-only sessions, each moderated by Trevor Williams of Global Atlanta.  Invitees include stakeholders working to enhance

Written by: John E. Parkerson, Jr., Esq. Individuals and companies that currently or plan in the future to conduct cross-border business need to be knowledgeable about the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and its anti-bribery and accounting requirements.  Hall Booth Smith's international business attorneys routinely assist clients with advice to help them to comply with FCPA obligations – whether in their business activities and communications, or by ensuring

Written by: John E. Parkerson, Jr., Esq. Many individuals and businesses are aware that particular transactions that involve countries such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria (just to name a few well-known examples – there are others) or with certain persons or entities engaging in particular activities (such as, for example, narcotics trafficking, global terrorism or transnational criminal organizations) may be illegal; but few understand the intricacies of

Written by: John E. Parkerson, Jr., Esq. Force majeure clauses often are ignored as simple boilerplate of little importance relative to the underlying “business deal.”  Not to unduly alarm, but a force majeure clause is important, especially during times like those we are experiencing.  This clause generally includes language that defines the kinds of occurrences that constitute instances where performance is excused or temporarily impossible.   Our contracts generally include

John Parkerson, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. international business attorney and Honorary Consul General of Hungary in Atlanta, will be a panel participant on the topic “From Budapest to the World” in Budapest on November 28 at the Budapest Enterprise Agency’s (BEA) fifth annual “Startup Night 2019.” The day-long event will include, among other activities, the award ceremony for the 10th BE SMART startup competition and Startup Europe Awards

HBS international business attorney John Parkerson attended an informative program this week, organized by Global Atlanta and the Government of Mexico to highlight "Georgia and Mexico: Navigating the New NAFTA."  By “New NAFTA,” one refers to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) that President Trump signed last year with Mexico and Canada to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Mexico already has ratified the new agreement, but it

Last Friday, May 3, was World Trade Day  and HBS international business attorney John Parkerson, past President and current Member of the Board of the World Trade Center Atlanta, is shown there with fellow WTC Atlanta board members