Our attorneys are trusted advisors and advocates for local and foreign entrepreneurs and established companies seeking to do business in the US Virgin Islands and abroad. We provide expert guidance on a full range of corporate matters, from business entity selection to federal securities requirements and exemptions. We also represent clients in general business matters, commercial transactions, and tax planning, with an emphasis on protecting our clients’ interests while shielding them from the risks of litigation.
Our clients include financial institutions, fund managers, investment banks, management and consulting firms, family businesses, Internet-based businesses, fuel and transportation companies, telecommunications companies, utility companies, real estate developers, hotels, timeshares, restaurants, shopping centers, theaters, marine businesses, tourism businesses, and others.
Business Support Services - Companies doing business in the US Virgin Islands face a variety of initial and ongoing legal requirements. We provide full support services for our business clients, from addressing internal governance matters to evaluating the legal and tax implications of business deals and negotiating real estate and commercial agreements.
Entity Formation - We assist our clients with all aspects of entity formation, from choice of entity and jurisdiction to preparation of shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements, and other governing documents. Learn More
Exempt International Insurance Companies - US Virgin Islands law provides an exemption from most local regulation for international insurance companies (or “captive insurers”) that do not provide coverage for risks in the US Virgin Islands. International insurance companies can secure exemptions from income tax and other tax requirements as well. We help captive insurers secure all available exemptions under US Virgin Islands law. Learn More
Exempt Companies - We help clients in a range of businesses apply for, obtain, and maintain various forms of exemptions, including tax and securities-registration exemptions. We have particular experience with the establishment and operation of tax-exempt US Virgin Islands corporations owned by shareholders residing outside the United States and the US Virgin Islands. These corporations pay only an annual franchise tax to the US Virgin Islands government of $1,000 and are exempt from all taxes on income from business activities outside the US Virgin Islands and the United States, and also from US Virgin Islands sources of income, such as interest and dividends. Learn More
Reorganization - We advise companies on all legal and tax aspects of corporate reorganizations, whether they choose to reorganize under US Virgin Islands law, the law of a particular US state, or the law of an international jurisdiction.
Mergers and Acquisitions - We provide full-service representation for buyers and sellers in M&A transactions, from funding and due diligence through negotiation, closing, and post-closing matters. Our M&A clients come from many different industries.
Utilities Law - Our attorneys have significant experience with utilities law compliance in the US Virgin Islands. We can help you understand your company’s obligations, and we can represent your company in all interactions with local authorities to ensure complete compliance.
If you would like to learn more about starting a business in the US Virgin Islands, growing your business, bringing your company’s operations to the islands, or securing exempt status, please contact us for an initial consultation. To schedule a confidential appointment, please call 340-776-7235 or inquire online today.