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Economic Development

LeClairRyan’s Economic Development Team provides effective and efficient assistance to companies and entrepreneurs seeking to establish or grow their presence in the United States.

With more than 25 offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C., LeClairRyan is uniquely positioned to assist foreign and domestic companies in securing federal, state and local economic development incentives. We provide comprehensive economic development, legal and business advisory services and assist clients with strategic planning, and structuring and securing economic incentive packages.

Our team utilizes an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach in providing advice on business entity formation, corporate services, tax, financial services, real estate, land use, environmental, construction, immigration, labor and employment, intellectual property and technology, government and regulatory services and litigation.

In addition to our core team, our firm’s attorneys bring unique skills and focus to a variety of industry sectors, including manufacturing, construction, aviation, automotive, transportation, real estate, oil and gas, healthcare, retail, food and beverage, hospitality and tourism, franchise, banking and financial services, and IT, among others.

Representative matters:

  • Representation of three dozen companies in obtaining over $4 billion in funding for research, development and procurement of public health countermeasures through federal Project Bioshield program
  • Representation of international beverage company in selection of U.S. entity, and advice on state and local tax laws and employee benefits issues
  • Representation of various U.S. companies moving into additional states and advice on local tax laws, including a client’s Jimmy Buffet restaurant company and a North American indoor water parks and hotel company
  • Advisors to a Maryland county’s development corporation seeking to energize the local business community
  • Representation of clients in brownfield redevelopment initiatives in both environmental remediation and development in New Jersey
  • Representation of Italian investor in connection with the acquisition and project to redevelop 36-story commercial office building in Detroit