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US Attorney joins Hampshire law firm

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Unless you use our commercial department for your international commercial legal work, you may be unaware that it is a major part of our commercial practice, with no sign of slowing down.  It is for this reason that Jonathan Strassberg, a US, Scottish and UK joint qualified lawyer, has joined the team to help continue this expansion of our international caseload.

After graduating from law school in New York City, Jonathan worked as a Commercial Litigator in New York City and Chicago and later owned and managed a property development company in New Jersey.  He then moved to Edinburgh where he operated his own specialist practice called TrueCourse, advising UK based SMEs (so up to £25m turnover) on doing business or setting up in the US, before relocating to join our Southampton office in June.

Steven Grant, Head of the Warner Goodman Commercial, comments: “Now that Jonathan has joined us more than 50% of our commercial and corporate work is for UK businesses working overseas or overseas clients with UK requirements.  We are currently acting for a variety of clients on international matters, some doing business in the US but others include an Austrian business acquiring a UK business, and English companies bringing proceedings for trade mark infringement against an Italian state owned corporation, and licensing software into Japan. We are delighted that Jonathan is now joining us to expand this area within our Commercial practice.

“He has an extensive network of organisations that refer clients to him including the US Embassy and our own Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  As part of our merged operation Jonathan’s current remit will expand to include advising US companies on moving into the UK.”

If you are a UK business looking to work with an overseas company, you can contact Jonathan, Geoffrey Sturgess or the rest of the international commercial team on 02380 717717, or visit our website


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