United States of America: Global powerhouse

Size brings plenty of opportunities – and challenges

Why the USA?

It’s easy to understand why the USA is an attractive market for companies looking to invest overseas. Firstly, it represents 25% of all global economic activity and is home to one in four of the world’s top 500 companies. Plus, it offers a reliable and consistent long-term record of economic growth, giving companies that are considering establishing themselves in the USA the confidence they need to expand their businesses.

However, the size and scale of the USA can also represent significant challenges to businesses that are planning to expand into the world’s biggest economy. The federal system in the USA means that legal requirements vary from state to state, and maintaining compliance can be a real challenge to someone entering the market for the first time.

Given the sheer number of local service providers, sometimes it can be difficult to know who to trust, which is even more important when considering the amount of litigation which occurs in the USA.

Our core areas of expertise

TMF Group helps companies stay compliant with local regulations and filings – and has helped many businesses large and small to set up, or invest, in the USA with speed, safety and efficiency.

We have local experts providing financial, accounting, corporate secretarial, structured finance, legal, and HR and Payroll services across all the 50 states. Understanding local law, regulations, processes and requirements is at the heart of what we do. From whatever country you are in, our wholly-owned and independent offices across the globe can help launch your entry into the US market, ensuring you control costs, reduce risk and simplify multi-jurisdiction operations.

Our full range of services include:

  • Accounting and Tax services: We take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Capital Markets Services: we provide support to capital market transactions at local level and on a global scale. We help to manage and administer a wide range of transactions, from a simple escrow to a complex multi-tranche securitization, a project finance transaction or a syndicated loan. We can also help direct lenders in need of support to administer their loan portfolio.
  • Consultancy solutions: A flexible service allowing companies to deal with complexities created by expansion into new countries or growth in existing overseas locations.
  • Corporate Secretarial services: We can take care of recurring compliance filings, manage routine corporate changes and retrieve any official corporate documents from official registries.
  • Governance services: We help you stay compliant, manage your risk and regulatory obligations, including your filling requirements for CRS, FATCA, KYC and BEPS related regulations.
  • HR and Payroll services: We help you to apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.
  • Private Equity Investment services: We support investment managers with bespoke back office solutions, administer complex international investment structures, and facilitate your expansion and international operations.
  • Real Estate Investment services: Our expertise covers work in multiple jurisdictions, including international holdings and administration of property companies, along with fund administration.

Local services: 

In addition to our global portfolio of services,* our United States offices provide extra support for specific local requirements. This includes support for:

  • Structured Finance Services: Our TMF New York office (formally known as Lord SPV), offers a wide variety of specialised services to various transaction sponsors, issuers, financial advisors and counsel, in the areas of securitisation, structured finance, project finance, syndicated corporate loans, restructurings, and real estate finance, among many other financial industry segments.
  • Consultancy Solutions: Our US offices include experienced consultants who are eager to work with businesses in helping them successfully expand abroad. We work with many US corporates expanding outbound, along with foreign business looking to setup in the USA for the first time, or seeking our assistance in expanding their in-country operations. Often we help clients articulate their objectives, and then we leverage our global network and deep best-practice expertise to produce data-driven, useable insights and advice. (Note: While TMF does not formally itself provide legal or tax advice, we work closely with most of the leading practitioners in the world who do.  We are happy to either introduce these partners directly to our clients, or alternatively we can effectively project-manage the efforts required to secure what is needed from them.)
  • Management and administration services: Including assistance and support with company formation and liquidation, provision of corporate or personal directors, opening and operating of bank accounts, payment of invoices, handling of correspondence and other administrative duties
  • Domiciliation services: Including provision of registered address, temporary or permanent leasing of offices or provision of furnished office space and other support services

To find out exactly how we can help you, speak to our experts

We deliver tailored solutions to each precise location that allow you to operate smoothly from day one.

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