TOP TIER BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES

Our business consulting services focus on advising US domestic companies on going global and supporting foreign companies with their entry into the US market. This focus is backed by a diverse team of verified firms and professionals with domestic and international expertise.

AT THE CORE, TEXAS GLOBAL CONSULTING LLC CONSISTS OF

  • Chartered Tax accountants and CPAs with Big 4 Experience
  • Attorneys with credentials in blending US domestic with international work
  • Experts in Immigration, Commercial Liability, Employee Benefits, and Commercial Banking
  • Banking
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OUR
CONNECTIONS


We have connections with residential and commercial real estate, relocation aid, transportation, executive and staff personnel, and IT because of our expertise and understanding of the regional market.

Our company frequently works pro bono to meet prospects, introduce ourselves, and learn more about their operations and goals. We can meet as a group in a roundtable format and offer a detailed overview. This saves time in traveling across Houston to connect with various groups.

HOW WE COMMUNICATE
WITH CLIENTS

We work in person or over video conference applications such as Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp. We are aware of time differences and make sure to schedule accordingly. Following the initial discussions, the prospect can decide whether to work with all or just some of us. There is no obligation to contract with any member of our company.

In a roundtable setting, as many of our team as possible will be present, allowing us to hear a consistent message from the prospect. We will then compile a comprehensive report that includes anticipated costs, timetables, and practical execution.

OUR PROCESS

We leverage our experience to combine all reports and create a turnkey strategy to give our prospect the greatest model for success.

A Typical Scenario Would Be

  • Establish Work Visas
  • Set Up a Legal Entity
  • Set Up Tax Structure and Accounting Procedures
  • Establish Commercial Banking, including an International Monetary Movement
  • Develop the Necessary Commercial Liability Coverages Required
  • Develop a Strategy to Attract and Retain Key Employment Talent

OUR CHECKLIST

The information below is for informational purposes only and is not to be taken as legal information, and you should always consult with your lawyer.

Here are some things to take note of if you intend to do business in the USA:

Researching the US Market

Lawful Requirements
Is importing goods/products compliant with US law?
  • US Customs requirements
  • Required licenses and permits for the import and sale of the product
Intellectual Property

If the sale of a good/product/service will operate under a trademark, copyright, or name, a search of whether the good/product/service will infringe on any existing trademark should be made. If not, they should apply for a trademark.

Due Diligence

Check out all prospective US distributors, dealers, and agents before you engage them

Assess Risk

How does product liability risk in the US apply to your good/product?

Set up a US Company

Parent/Subsidiary v. Joint Venture v. Individual Investor

The legal form of the US company will dictate how best to incorporate the company

Corporate Formalities

State, Name, Trademark, Articles etc. The circumstances of the Company will dictate the formalities. Various factors will be driven by the Company's needs..

Office Premises

Lease of an entire building, office space etc. The type of Company will dictate the type of premises that is required to set up

Insurance

Company will want to consider the types of insurance that is required to operate in the US.

  • Commercial Insurance: general liability, product liability, business property, goods and property, directors and office liability, workers comp
  • Personal Liability Insurance: Homeowners, Rental, Auto Liability, Umbrella
  • Personal/Family Protection: Medical, Life Insurance Disability Insurance
  • Cyber Security
Accounting

To provide advice in tax planning, bookkeeping, preparing financial statements and tax returns.

Banking

Will there need to be a minimum capital transferred to the US?

Employees

Employment Contracts and Non-Competition Agreements

These contracts will spell out the relationship between the Company and new employees hired to work.

Benefits/Incentives

Most US Companies, to remain competitive, offer pension plans, profit sharing plans, medical, disability or life insurance coverage to employees.

Medical

US healthcare reform has regulations on how to establish and pay for medical coverage in the US. These methods can be coordinated with tax and legal to set up appropriate and correct tax treatment.

Foreign Nationals

Obtaining the right type of Immigration Benefit should occur early on for individuals who will join the US Company for another Country

  • Temporary Visas: B-1, L-1, H-1, E-1, E-2, O-1
  • Permanent Residency
Payroll

How will employees be paid in the United States?

Tax Considerations

This is not to be construed as tax advice. Please retain a qualified Certified Public Accountant for tax advice

Company Tax

In general, US tax laws seek to impose a tax on every company that is considered to be doing business in the US.

  • Tax Treaty Benefits
  • Branch LLC or Incorporation
  • Alternative Minimum Tax
  • Consolidated Tax Returns
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Interest Royalties
  • Debt/Equity Ratio
  • Payroll Tax
  • Medical Cover
Individual Tax

Presence test determines whether individual needs to pay US tax

Expats and Texas Law

The information provided should not be construed as legal advice. Please obtain the advice of a Texas Attorney for interpretation and implementation.

1. Whether Temporary, or Permanent Resident, or Citizen
  • Real Estate holdings and U.S. Tax code applied to non U.S. Citizen spouses
  • Wills and Estate planning
  • Designation of Trustees and Guardians for minor children and incapacitated heirs
  • Differences between forms of durable powers of attorney
  • Living will and Texas health care power of attorney
  • HIPPA Release of the ability of your designated family members and friends to be allowed access to medical information and status
2. Use of Trusts in estate planning
  • Minimization of probate process
  • Privacy concerns and probate court public records
  • Choice of revocable or irrevocable trusts and use of trust protectors within Texas
  • Consideration of greater tax reporting and accounting requirements for trusts as a separate entity
  • Liability protections through trust planning less than what may have been anticipated
3. Divorces and parent-child relationship suits in Texas
  • Jurisdiction of Texas courts over persons and property, regardless of citizenship status
  • Minimum contacts within Texas creating court jurisdiction
  • Continuity of orders for minor children
  • Family court appointment of managing conservator for minor children for support and decision-making, or creation of trust for benefit of minor children
  • Statutory considerations re child support, education, and medical care.