Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) has launched an International Business Law practice group. Mica Nguyen Worthy, a Partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and a Certified Global Business Professional (NASBITE®), will serve as the chair of the practice group.

“As a firm, we have long been committed to our core value of client service and providing unparalleled legal counsel to our clients, and we are excited to expand our practice areas to include the International Business Law practice group which will provide us with more opportunities to meet our clients’ needs,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner. “Our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of practice areas that will help inform their work on behalf of the International Business Law clients.”

Mica Nguyen Worthy commented on the establishment of the new practice group by saying, “The International Business Law practice group was developed through the many efforts by our team of attorneys over the years to address the needs of our clients in a globalized world and to grow our international networks. The practice group has long been handling matters with international implications for our clients, and we are proud to now be able to formalize this practice group and to showcase the work our attorneys can do for our business clients. I am honored to lead the practice group and look forward to its continued growth in years to come.”

The practice group represents United States-based companies with global operations, as well as multinational, and foreign-owned companies with business interests in N.C. Attorneys within the group have experience in Admiralty & Maritime Law, Aviation Law, Intellectual Property, Business Disputes and Litigation, Cyber Liability and Privacy Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Product Liability, and White Collar and Governmental Investigations. 

The International Business Law practice group serves several key industries including Aviation, Maritime, Food and Hospitality, and Manufacturing. The practice group will offer several services to clients including helping clients handle, negotiate and resolve international payment claims or trade credit claims; drafting and reviewing contracts with global business partners, including international supplier and/or distributor agreements, commercial invoices, and non-disclosure agreements; counseling on international dispute resolution mechanisms, including international arbitration clauses, mediation requirements, choice of law provisions and venue selection; advising on protecting intellectual property rights in the United States and internationally; and enforcing intellectual property rights in the United States for multinational companies.