Global Smarts

Making Connections

Need an overseas lawyer or accountant, but don't have the first clue how to find one? Now, thanks to several referral sources, finding overseas professionals to help you export is just a phone call away.

uEuroLink for Lawyers is a Leeds, England-based network of small to medium-sized law firms worldwide. The service offers small-business exporters referrals to nearly 2,500 lawyers in 120 cities across the globe--so no matter where you need legal advice, EuroLink for Lawyers should be able to hook you up. Call 44-113-242-2845.

uGlobaLex is also a legal referral system, with headquarters at Milwaukee law firm Foley & Lardner. Consisting of four major law firms with offices on three continents, the GlobaLex network of attorneys can help with licensing, finance, payment procedures, foreign currency matters, international transportation and foreign customs law and international dispute resolution, among other issues. Call (414) 271-2400.

uBased in London, HLB International represents accountants and business advisors in more than 90 countries. Its members specialize in strategic planning, company structures and formation, corporate and personal taxation, commodity taxes, accounting and auditing, as well as other areas. Call 44-171-334-4783.

uLooking for a CPA? Check out the CPA Managing Partner Report, an annual directory listing CPA firms, most offering international services. The directory is available for $13.50 per copy or $297 for an annual subscription of 12 issues. Call (800) 926-7926.

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This article was originally published in the February 1997 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Global Smarts.

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