Meet the experts : Challenges of Scaling Up your Business in the US

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Meet the experts : Challenges of Scaling Up your Business in the US

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Challenges of Scaling Up Your Business in the US

Employment Law Compliance, Financial Controls and Accounting Systems

Join us on January 21, 2020 at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr office in Boston for a Meet the Experts event about the Challenges of Scaling Up Your Business in the US, with Lisa Koblin, Labor and Employment Attorney at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP and Xavier Poulet-Goffard, Chartered Accountant, Partner and Head of International Department at Orcom. This event will be driven by Steven Eichel, Business and Tax Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

If you are looking at expanding your business in the US but not sure how to carefully execute this growth and avoid pitfalls, register to this event as our experts will be talking about employment law compliance, more specifically must-have employment policies for your handbook, wage and hour overview and employees leaves and benefits checklist. Our experts will also cover the subject of financial controls, why is it important and how to set up a budget and have appropriate financial reporting in place.

Discussion will start at 6pm sharp and will be followed by a light networking cocktail.

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About our speakers

Lisa Koblin is a Labor and Employment Attorney at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. She assists employers with labor and employment disputes, including litigation in state and federal courts as well as mediation. She provides counseling on employee handbooks and policies, non-compete agreements, anti-discrimination statutes, wage and hour laws, and joint employer liability. Her experience providing human resources training covers topics ranging from conducting effective investigations, to complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state and local employment laws.  She also represents clients responding to OSHA citations and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and defends clients who arbitrate employee grievances before the American Arbitration Association.


Xavier Poulet-Goffard is a Chartered Accountant, Partner and Head of International Department at Orcom. If his Italian origins and knowledge of several foreign languages ​​are undoubtedly assets for a career dedicated to the international, his different experiences of entrepreneurship further reinforce the relevance of his advice. Xavier knows just as well what he is talking about when he supports a company in its implementation project (in France or abroad), carries out international audit missions (legal or contractual) or even when he advises a group on multi-country tax issues. In addition to the co-direction of Orcom International and its 40 multilingual collaborators, the other facet of Xavier’s role consists in developing the firm’s relays abroad. Lawyers, banks, tax specialists, accountants … During his numerous trips around the world, they meet all the specialists likely to support him in his long-term missions and form partnerships with them. In fact, the international becomes much simpler for Xavier’s customers, who benefit from him from an adapted environment combining local presence and competence. With all these activities, Xavier enjoys decompressing as a family. He then travels through the smile of his three children or through writing, his great passion. Also every week, he takes his bag and leaves to indulge in his favorite sport: French boxing. “Getting into the ring forges the mind,” he says.


Steve Eichel is a Business and Tax Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. Steve advises companies and individual entrepreneurs in the United States and internationally on deals that transform their business. He also advises on tax issues that underlie these transactions and affect daily operations. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience as a business and tax lawyer, Steve helps both publicly traded and privately held companies structure and implement domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, complex joint venture formations, and international equity and debt financing. Steve focuses particularly on companies in France, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe looking to access markets in the United States, as well as U.S. companies working on global expansions.

A fluent French speaker and frequent traveler to France, Steve represents French companies and entrepreneurs in their initial entry into and development and expansion in the United States. He also has deep connections with law firms and accounting firms in other countries where clients are doing business to provide a balanced approach that takes into account both U.S. and non-U.S. legal and tax considerations. In support of this niche, he is an active member of the New England chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, serving as its Vice President and on its Board of Directors.


January 21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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