China Desk

Our China Desk serves as a contact point for both U.S. and Chinese companies and investors operating or planning to operate in U.S. - China business. Our attorneys in the China Desk understand your business, no matter what sector you represent. 

Our Lawyers

The China Desk attorneys apply their wide-ranging legal, professional and cultural experiences to provide tailored counsel to both U.S. and Chinese companies on a spectrum of issues, including entity formation, direct investment, business combinations, litigation, immigration, export issues and commercial law. John Wagster is chair of the China Desk, and Joseph Dehner, who has chaired FBT’s International Business Services Group for more than 10 years, represents many FBT clients on China-related matters. Gray Sasser, who most recently held a senior appointment at the Export-Import Bank of The United States, has represented U.S. and international clients on transactional matters and previously lived and practiced in Beijing with another large U.S. firm.  Joe concentrates his practice on multinational business and securities disputes, and is a fixture in the Cincinnati international business community.  All are frequent speakers at local, regional and national U.S. - China trade and business events.   

Service Areas

We provide services in both directions, representing and providing legal advice for U.S. and Chinese companies and investors wishing to penetrate the market in the other country.  Our China Desk has gained the trust of its clients through exceptional services in the following areas:

  • General Corporate/Business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Outsourcing
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Real Estate
  • Labor and Employment
  • Immigration
  • Distribution and Licensing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Dispute Resolutions

Legal Spotlight

We offer a "Doing Business Guide" in Chinese to foreign companies seeking information about locating operations in central USA. Please click the links below.

Doing Business in Kentucky (PDF)
Doing Business in Indiana (PDF)
Doing Business in Ohio (PDF)
Doing Business in Tennessee (PDF)
Doing Business in West Virginia (PDF)