H. ROSKE & Associates LLP
Our core activities.
H. Roske & Associates LLP is the experienced partner for German-speaking companies in the United States, located in the heart of New York City. For almost 20 years we have been advising clients from Germany, Austria and Switzerland on important legal issues: unbureaucratic, practical, cost-effective - and in German of course.
We have successfully launched more than 300 companies in the American market and are currently managing, as Corporate Secretary, around 150 subsidiaries in all 50 states.
We know our business.
The law firm originates from the former law firm Walter Conston Alexander & Green, which until then had been serving German -speaking clients for decades.
For this reason, H. Roske & Associates exclusively employs bi-lingual lawyers in the U.S., educated in both German and American law. They are licensed to practice law in both countries. We are therefore prepared to combine European and U.S. concepts in order to provide our clients with effective and comprehensive advice.
We understand our clients’ problems.
We are not lawyers sitting in an ivory tower speaking incomprehensible legal terms. We communicate at eye level with our clients, especially since we have ourselves worked successfully in international companies and therefore know the corporate side well. Thus, understanding what is operatively required in management, fostering uncomplicated practical cooperation.
Reaching goals quickly and unbureaucratically.
As a small and independent law firm we are flexible and do not have long communication channels or nerve-racking coordination processes. This benefits our clients. It is important that companies can react quickly to new situations in order to make the right decisions. Therefore, emails are as a rule always answered on the same day and by the same contact person. Our goal is to identify risks promptly and to offer quick feasible solutions.
Fixed prices and affordable hourly rates.
We understand our clients’ needs to make legal services in the U.S. affordable. That’s why we have designed our organization and its processes in such a way that we can perform our work as efficiently as possible. Especially in this respect, our clients benefit from our many years of experience. As a result, we are often able to offer fixed prices. Our hourly rates are in the lower third of comparable law firms.
Cooperation with important partners.
H. Roske & Associates is a law firm recommended both by the German American Trade Association (GATA) and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry for North America. We also work closely with the Bund Junger Unternehmer (BJU), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Selbständiger Unternehmer (ASU) and the economic development agencies of the federal states and cantons. We regularly inform these institutions with talks and presentations on current U.S. topics.
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Close links with business and German-American know-how
Our focus lies in advising companies that are seeking to enter the U.S. market, as well as advising subsidiaries that are already active in the US market. In addition to supporting our clients’ operative business, we assist our clients in all legal questions regarding liability protection of the German parent company and the acting stakeholders. Corporate governance and the responsibilities ot the corporate secretary play an important role in this area. The consulting activity is strongly sales-oriented and at the same time aims at keeping the company free of liability issues. The main focus here are Corporate Risk Management and product liability.
We see ourselves as legal service providers.
Frequently asked questions
Delaware is not only a serious solution in the U.S., it is still the best solution in the USA. The old guard like IBM, Boeing as well as younger firms such as Google and Facebook are all founded in Delaware.
Yes, the Corporation (Inc) is a corporation and the LLC is a partnership. Both are equal in terms of liability but are taxed differently. The choice of the legal form is the most important point when setting up a company.
No, there's no such thing in any of the 50 states.
No, since there is no need for giving a reason for termination, there is no need for a warning.
Never, since the workplace in America as such has no monetary value, you do not have to pay severance in case of termination.
Replace immediately with persons living and working in the USA. The U.S. subsidiary is managed by the Board of Directors, not by the officers.
Under Trump, as much as possible. Save on other issues, just not on this one!
Not at all. Spend the money rather on visas and Marketing & Sales!
Yes, absolutely! By the way, it is also the only possibility the the U.S. system offers to secure purchase order claims.
About eight months. No product should be sold in the USA without adapted documentation. With 18 million lawsuits per year, the risk is too high and the parent company, who owns the capital, is always liable.
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Our lawyers are our capital
H. Roske & Associates LLP has grown steadily since its foundation and our lawyers are our capital. Therefore, we are always interested in new motivated colleagues from Austria, Switzerland and Germany. In addition to legal training in German-speaking countries, admission to the New York bar is a necessary prerequisite for employment with us.
If you would like to live and work in the exciting metropolis of New York on a long-term basis and prefer a more informal and strongly business-oriented way of working, you have come to the right place!
Our clients expect us to deliver results-oriented solutions that are geared to rapid growth in the US market, while controlling costs and minimizing risks. Does this appeal to you?
We are looking for colleagues who are also interested in regular travel to Europe, who appreciate our management-oriented approach and who enjoy active marketing. In addition, above-average knowledge of modern computer and communication technology is essential to enable professional and up-to-date work - regardless of location.
Are you interested?
H. Roske & Associates is looking forward to receiving your short and informal application!
For me, it is always an exciting experience to be able to accompany new companies with the most diverse products and services as they enter the American market. Not only a purely legal task, but also an interesting management challenge in our firm.
The firm creates a challenging and interesting working environment through the variation of clients and tasks and always offers me an independent field of activity in which personal contact with colleagues and clients is not neglected.
For me it is important to have an ambience that is a little more relaxed and laid-back than in some other law firms. I find it here!