Events / News

February 5, 2020 in Toulouse, France & February 6, 2020 in Montpellier, France:

Tom Thorelli has recently accepted an invitation to be a speaker at US expansion oriented events hosted by the Occitanie Chamber of Commerce and Industry ("CCI") in Blagnac, France (near Toulouse) and Pérols, France (near Montpellier). These events will address the essentials for creating a successful commercial establishment in the United States, including the legal, accounting and investment aspects. In addition to the presentations, participants will have an opportunity to schedule individual meetings to discuss plans for US expansion and the legal aspects related thereto with Tom, as well as meet with tax and accounting professionals. If interested and available, please see the program schedule and registration link for the events, below.

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Coffee reception
10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Presentations
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.: Individual meetings (must be scheduled in advance of the event)

CCI Registration Link (for both events):

Find out more and register here!


February 7, 2020 in Orleans, France

Tom Thorelli has been invited by the CCI du Loiret to hold afternoon one-on-one meetings at their premises on Friday, February 7. Tom will be meeting with French companies concerning their US related legal needs and answering any preliminary questions regarding the legal aspects of doing business in the US. In addition, there will be an accounting professional of International Management Solutions, Inc., with whom we have collaborated for over 25 years, who can address any US tax and accounting related issues.

If interested and available, please complete the form and return to Stephane Munos at


February 12, 2020 & February 13, 2020 US Expansion Planning Workshop in London, UK:

Tom Thorelli will be participating in US networking workshops in London hosted by Go To Market Global ("GTM"). GTM events present a terrific opportunity for companies interested in doing business in the US, where they can schedule individual meetings with an array of true specialists in a multitude of areas.

With US economic growth continuing at 2.1% in 2020 and other economies stagnant or slowing, now is the time to plan your US Go-to-Market strategy!

Ensure your US expansion plans for 2020 are robust and watertight in critical areas like, Market Research, Business Development, Tax, Accounting, Legal, HR Logistics, Warehousing and Funding.

Connect with State representatives from - New York, Illinois, California, Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Georgia and Ohio to understand and engage on localized incentives, tax-breaks, grants and business networks.

If interested and available to attend either event, please follow the event registration links, below.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 GTM Registration Link: 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 GTM Registration Link: 


February 20, 2020 Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago "Legal Challenges in Growing Your Business" Panel Event

Tom Thorelli will be speaking at a SACC panel event on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The event will take place at the SACC - Chicago Conference Room located at 121 W. Wacker Drive, 24th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 from 6pm to 8:30pm. 

"Legal issues abound when a business is growing and how they are resolved may have long and short-term effects on that business. How do you identify these issues and resolve them? Are there one-size-fits all solutions? Which issues are the most important ones to identify and address?  Labor and employment? Trademark protection? Product liability? Distribution agreements? Our panel will draw on their experience in representing foreign businesses entering the U.S. market when sharing their perspectives in how companies should analyze and work with lawyers and other professionals to avoid problems to begin with, and how to handle them if they arise."

If interested and available to attend, please register for the event at