The use of joint ventures as convenient and flexible vehicles to achieve varied business objectives is becoming increasingly common, both in the United States and internationally. Our attorneys are experts in structuring these ventures and in defining the scope of the relationship and the rights and duties of the parties, as well as tax and antitrust issues which invariably arise in the preparation of these arrangements. Joint ventures are common in a number of industries, ranging from health care to manufacturing, construction, transportation and financial services. Many involve complex considerations of tax planning and selection of the appropriate entity, whether foreign or domestic. Members of our firm have literally "written the book" in this area of the law, and are recognized national authorities on this subject.