How to Choose an International Attorney

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An international legal case is a delicate one, and it must be handled with care. There are many challenges that a foreign law case presents, and it’s critical that you work with an attorney who fully understands both the laws in your country, the laws in the foreign country or countries, and how they relate specifically to your case. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting the right international attorney for your situation.

1. Does Your Attorney Stay Abreast of Changes to International Treaties?

International treaties govern how legal matters proceed between two countries. Many of the treaties between the U.S. and other countries were formed decades ago and are still in effect today. However, changes to these treaties occur often, and countries that never had treaties before may develop them for the first time. Because of this, it’s important to have an attorney who stays abreast of the newest laws across the globe.

2. Does Your Attorney Understand How International Organizations Work?

Often, international legal matters will involve organizations like the United Nations (UN), the Organization of American States (OAS), and other international organizations. It is important for a foreign law attorney to fully understand how these organizations work and what their policies are so they can communicate effectively with them during your case.

3. Does Your Lawyer Have Relationships With Other International Attorneys & Law Firms?

Another critical factor to consider when choosing an international attorney is the relationships they have developed with other lawyers and law firms in the field. Often, law firms will need to work together on an international case that involves numerous aspects. When an attorney has a sufficient network of support in the field, you can be confident that if your lawyer does not have the answer to a particular matter, they can find it quickly and easily.

Contact the Foreign Service Law Office Today

Mark Dunaevsky is an experienced foreign service law attorney with a great deal of expertise in the field. He has the resources and reputation to provide you with zealous representation regarding your international legal matter. Whether you are an individual or a business, Attorney Dunaevsky can help you ensure that your rights and best interests are protected every step of the way. Call now for a consultation to discuss your unique legal needs at (847) 869-8319 or toll free at (888) 351-7263.