International Business Transactions

International Business Transactions Philadelphia, PA January 15, 2015     In a world that is changing rapidly, business opportunities that span the globe can involve some great challenges. Being aware of the many issues and potential issues involved increases the chance for success. J. Michael Considine, Jr. of J. Michael Considine, Jr., P.C. has chaired The International Business [...]


Political Risk in Overseas Business

Political Risk in Overseas Business November 17, 2014 Philadelphia, PA.   On November 5, 2014, the International Business Initiative sponsored a presentation Political Risk in Overseas Business by Frank Plantan, Ph.D., Co-Director, International Relations Program, The University of Pennsylvania. The leading risk for multinational corporations has become risk to reputation. Learn how to protect your company from risks in [...]


Helping Global Companies Avoid Money Laundering

Helping Global Companies Avoid Money Laundering August 8, 2014. Philadelphia, PA    The Pennsylvania Bar Institute and The International Business Initiative of the Philadelphia Bar Association announce the following presentation: Helping Global Companies Avoid Money Laundering Understand why the topic of money laundering has gone from being an obscure banking issue to a legal juggernaut [...]


Enjoying The Small Things

April 24, 2013      Learn to enjoy the small things.  There is opportunity for this every day.      Be grateful and delight in what seems ordinary.      Do not let small things bother you.  Accept imperfection yet strive for your best.      You will have more joy.     J. Michael Considine, Jr., Attorney at Law, [...]


Bribes in International Business and the New U.K. Law

BRIBES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS    Recently Robert Ridge of Thorp Reed and Armstrong, a former counsel in the Anti-Fraud Unit of the Department of Justice, and Dennis Boyle of Boyle, Autry and Murphy, a former Special Assistant United States Attorney and U.S. Navy Judge Advocate lead a discussion on Bribes in International Business. The effect [...]


Insights in Doing Business with Muslims

West Chester, PA November 12, 2012 On November 8, 2012 at the International Business Initiative of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Kevin Herron, originally from Scotland, a Director of Davis Langdon, an AECOM Company (one of the largest Real Estate Develpment Consultants in the world, with offices in 75 cities worldwide) who worked in the company’s [...]