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Protecting business interests in the global marketplace

Negotiating the terms of any transaction can be fraught with pitfalls. But in a cross-border transaction, parties must consider the risks that may arise when doing business with companies from countries with different laws and regulations, political regimes, and cultures. It takes counsel experienced in cross-border transactions and related disputes to draft agreements that can withstand these challenges.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig advises businesses that engage in cross-border transactions and represents clients who become embroiled in cross-border disputes. Our law firm handles issues involving business contracts, tax law, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust law, and international trade regulations. Our lawyers use their experience and problem-solving skills to help clients draft agreements, comply with various laws and regulations, and resolve any disputes that may arise. In doing so, we help clients reduce risk so they can stay focused on their business objectives.

Our experience with cross-border transactions and related disputes

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s cross-border practice advises clients in the United States and abroad. In 2021, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig merged with Rhoads and Reed, expanding our coverage to Canada and the United Kingdom. Our law firm’s cross-border team has more than 40 years of combined experience in helping companies navigate the complexities of international transactions, including export control laws and international trade laws.

We represent a wide variety of clients, from small businesses to midsize companies to the largest defense contractors in the United States. The issues we have handled on behalf of these clients include product classification and licensing issues, technology transfers, enforcement matters, and compliance audits. Our goal is to help clients find more efficient, effective ways to accomplish their business objectives in international markets.

What we do

  • Advise clients on cross-border transactions, including business contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and tax issues
  • Conduct audits to determine compliance with international laws and regulations and develop effective compliance programs
  • Counsel clients on U.S. export controls on commercial and military products and technology and compliance with the applicable export control laws and regulations



Jennifer Morris



Néstor Cruz

Of Counsel

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

James Reed

Partner Emeritus


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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.