Robert C. Gabrielski, Chair of the firm’s International Business and Tax Planning Group, devotes his practice to business and international transactions, e-commerce, and taxation.

Bob has over 30 years of experience in advising both corporate and entrepreneurial businesses on such matters as business and tax planning, business acquisitions, divestitures, and reorganizations, both domestically and internationally.  His experience is also instrumental from the inception of an idea to the exit strategy for entrepreneurs and closely-held businesses, particularly in the technology and health care fields.

Bob also counsels clients and acts as a discussion partner with business owners and executives with respect to e-commerce, technology development, health care, and commercialization of intellectual property.  He regularly structures and negotiates technology licensing and development agreements, as well as business partnering agreements.

In 2010, Bob launched a blog entitled, “Business Without Borders: An International Business Blog,” a collaborative effort of the attorneys in the firm’s International Business and Tax Planning Group.  The Group is composed of experienced and skilled attorneys offering a full range of legal services to its foreign and domestic clients who are engaged in international commerce.  Likewise, the blog addresses current issues, changes in the law, and other topics from a variety of legal disciplines, including, but not limited to, business, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, labor and employment, immigration, and intellectual property.


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Inflation Bumps up 5.4% In June – Is It in Line with the Fed’s Plan? Fed Chair Powell Addresses House Financial Services Committee

Cryptocurrency Transactions Under Scrutiny by Office of Foreign Assets Control

Are U.S. Corporate Tax Hikes Coming? Are Corporate Profit-Shifting to Low-Tax Off-Shore Jurisdictions at Risk?

What’s the Story on the Recent Rise in U.S. Interest Rates? Will It Last? Is It Contagious?

BWOB Rewind: An Update on the Coronavirus and the COVID-19 Vaccine Around the World

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Discusses U.S. Economic Updates with CBS News’s Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes Segment Sunday, April 12, 2021

BWOB Rewind: Corporate Income Tax, U.S. Economy, and COVID-19 Vaccinations Increase

Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Brief Congress on U.S. Economy Post-COVID

U.S. Central Bank Not Currently Concerned About Inflation – Fed Projects 2021 Growth Forecast to Reach 6.5% – Fed Chair Powell Speaks

Registering As A “Foreign Agent:” Advisors to Foreign Entities Risk Criminal and Civil Penalties as DOJ Doubles Down on FARA Enforcement

Fed Chair Powell Rejects President Trump’s Proposed Big Discount Rate Cut

GDPR – A Four-Letter Word to US Businesses?

Committee on Foreign Investments in the US (CFIUS) is Fired Up

Establishing Bank or Financial Accounts in the US – Consider the Impact of New FinCEN Rules on Beneficiaries

Here Comes The GDPR – US Companies, Make Sure You’ve Got It Covered

Changes at the Fed – Janet Yellen’s Swan Song As Chair – Who’s Watching the Store and the Fed’s Policy?

GDPR Applies to US Firms

USA Employer Eligibility Verification – Form I-9 Updates – Immediate Release

BREXIT – IT’S REALLY HAPPENING – From Parliament in London

Janet Yellen And The Fed Make It Happen – Interest Rate Hike – US Stock Markets Like It

Here We Go – Fed Likely to Raise the Discount Rate at Month End

We’re Entering TrumpWorld – The Fed to Raise Rates Today

Fed Likely To Hold Steady on Interest Rates as New Jobs Fall Short of Expectations

Battle Heats Up Over Who Can Regulate Tax on International Companies

Doing Business in India? Time to Catch Up on GST Implications!

BREXIT = BEXIT? Will Global Business based in London Exit and Move Base Operations to Paris or Frankfurt – a “BEXIT?”

International Business Litigation

Making Sense of a Tumultuous World

The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods Trumps the UCC

The Fed Finally Moves – A 0.25% Interest Rate Hike

FASB and International Accounting Standards Board Provide Breathing Room to CFOs

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice Declared as “Invalid” the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework as it applies to the “Adequacy Standard”

Yellen and the Fed Hold the Line on Rate Hikes

The Fed September Meeting Has Arrived – Will Janet Yellen Raise Rates?

Steve Dubner Thinks Like a Freak at Meritas Annual Meeting

Being “Patient” is Now Off the Table as Janet Yellen Issues the Fed’s March Statement – Interest Rates Likely to Rise By Summer’s End

Finally – Quantitative Easing In Europe: Will It Work?

Start-up Visas Lure Entrepreneurs to Spain

How Business Structure Affects Taxes

Another Round of ICE with Your I-9? Make Sure Your US Employees are “Eligible” Employees

Tax Alert – Changes to U.S. Tax Treatment of Canadian Retirement Plans

Christmas is Coming, Where is the United States Economic Recovery?

The Fed Ends Its QE-3 Program While The Japan Central Bank Expands Its Program

The Fed Ends QE-3 – The End of Stimulus?

GERMANY CUTS ECONOMIC FORECASTS – The Ukraine Effect? German Recession Coming?

Foreign Investors in US Health Care Provider and Equipment Companies – Beware of the False Claims Act

A World of Opportunity at the International Exporting Conference

Is the End Near for US Tax Inversions?

Fed Chair Janet Yellen Delivers Remarks to Congress

Go Global or Go Home: U.S. Businesses Weigh Benefits and Risks in Exporting

Yellen Continues Bernanke’s Quantitative Easing Policy for the Fed, Stock Markets Applaud Her Remarks

Will Yellen Be Able to Implement Bernanke’s Quantitative Easing Exit Policy? Is It the Right Policy?

Bernanke in the Glide Path to End His Eight Year Term; How Did He Do?

USCIS Announces Security Enhancement to E-Verify to Deter Fraudulent Use of SSNs

What’s Up with QE3? Jobs, Economy? Moving Sideways?: Bernanke Delivers Fed’s July Minutes

The “Grand Bargain”: Corporate Tax Cuts for Infrastructure Stimulus

When Bernanke Speaks, the Markets Listen.

What Will Be Bernanke’s Swan Song? Tapering, Tightening, or the End of QE?

Why Think Luxembourg for Intellectual Property Management Rights?

Would You Like ICE with Your I-9?

Don’t Forget Section 179 Tax Deduction & Bonus Depreciation for Tech & Equipment

Meritas Wraps Up a Highly Successful Annual Meeting in Canada

Doing Business in India: Part I. Starting Up, B. Required Registrations & C. Liability Considerations

Doing Business in India: Part I. Starting Up, A. Available Business Structures in India

Will U.S. Immigration Reform Happen This Time?

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Cypriot Finance Minister Sarris Resigns and the EU Shows Record Unemployment

Europe Refocuses on National Tax Priorities

Cyprus Celebrates Independence from Ottoman Empire – Agrees to Painful €10 Billion EU Rescue

Fed Wraps Up March 2013 Meeting – Bernanke Speaks

What Is Going on in the EU? The Focus Is Now on Cyprus

Will Quantitative Easing and Interest Rate Suppression Continue?

Canadian Meritas Member Law Firms Host Webinar on Essential Tax Strategies for U.S. Companies Conducting Business in Canada

EU Recession Worse or Economy Better – Which One Will It Be?

Don’t Get Dealt a Bad Hand: Do Your Foreign Transactions Violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

Bernanke Notes That Fed Will Continue Bond Buying Program, Markets Soar

London’s AIM Exchange Continues Steady in its Listing of IPOs in 2012

The Fed Continues to Dance – New Year’s Day 2013 and the Fiscal Cliff Are in Sight

Stability in Greece? EU Finance Ministers and the IMF Agree to Reduce Greece’s Debt

IN THE NEWS: China’s People’s Daily Reporter Sees Trade and Logistic Benefits for Doing Business in New Jersey

Bernanke Offers Little Guidance Other Than to Say That Fed Will Act as Needed

Bernanke To Deliver Remarks Today at the Fed’s Annual Economic Symposium

All Eyes on the Central Banks – Again

European Crisis Reached Devastatingly New Lows and Highs

Bernanke Delivers Semi-Annual Report on Capital Hill and Picks a Battle with Ron Paul on His “Audit-the-Fed” Bill

IN THE NEWS: Foreign Business Welcomed in New Jersey

IN THE NEWS: G8 Summit and the Fate of the Eurozone

Operation Twist: Quantitative Easing

Will the ECB Continue to Prop Up Greece or Will the Greeks Uncouple?

Ohio Launches Tax Amnesty Program

NJEDA Launches Low Interest Loan Program for NJ Companies Engaging in International Trade

Bigger and Better – Meritas Annual Meeting

We’re Here – Meritas Annual Meeting

On The Road Again – Meritas Annual Meeting

Can This Be the Bottom of Low Interest Rates in the States?

Obama Releases Plan to Overhaul U.S. Corporate Tax Code – Will It Discourage U.S. Business from Keeping Profit Offshore?

Norris McLaughlin Hosts Panel on U.S. Off-Shore Unreported Income Issues

IN THE NEWS: Norris McLaughlin Represents Lombard Risk $4.25 Million Acquisition of SOFGEN Regulatory Reporting Business

IN THE NEWS: President Obama Kills SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) Today

IN THE NEWS: Bill to Close Tax Loophole for Offshore Tax Insurers Reintroduced in House and Senate

IN THE NEWS: Three Trade Deals with a Side of Workers Assistance

IN THE NEWS: GE Co-CEO Immelt Says Try Harder

New Jersey Touts New & Improved Incentives for High-Tech Firms

The Return of Chubby Checker? Will the Fed Twist Again?

Bernanke’s Twofold Message: Fed Has Limited Tools Remaining to Boosting Recovery and Government Needs to Be Less Polarized

Has the U.S. Market Bottomed Out? Will Fed Chairman Bernanke Commence QE3?

IN THE NEWS: Norris McLaughlin Represents Dielmann-Haniel in $61 Million Deal

China and New Jersey Pharmaceutical and Health Care Businesses Sign Up Over One Billion in Trade Agreements

Are IC DISC Tax Breaks for U.S. Exporters on the Chopping Block?

Greetings from Meritas Annual Meeting in Montreal!


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  • “Going Global: A Primer on Tax and Corporate Issues For Your Domestic and Foreign Business Operations,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, September 24, 2013
  • “Off-Shore Unreported Income Issues: Protecting Against Criminal and Civil Liability In Today’s Expanding Enforcement Environment,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 12, 2012
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  • Best Practices For The Growing Business,” NM Client Seminar, June 3, 2010
  • Operational, Transitional and Exit Strategies for Closely-Held & Entrepreneurial Business Owners,” Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater, New Jersey, January 17, 2007

Recently, Bob has represented:

  • An international business engaged in the design and deliver cost efficient Life Science and Consumer Goods production facilities in connection with the organization and structure of their United States operations
  • EU parent and its North American subsidiaries in connection with the acquisition of an interest in a multi-million packaging and labeling company in Canada and related intellectual property
  • Multiple international businesses engaged in the development, sourcing and distribution of organic commodities in connection with the analysis, structure and implementation of the reorganization of global operations in Africa, Europe, China and North America
  • United Kingdom investment bankers in connection with the acquisition and consolidation of United States coal mines and processing facilities, which were listed on the London AIM Exchange, entrepreneurs in the formation, development and growth of an institutional pharmacy business, including the exit strategy and ultimate sale for $40 million
  • Stockholders in connection with the negotiation and sale of a technology development and manufacturing company to a public company for $45 million
  • U.S. subsidiary of a German technology development and manufacturing company of commercial food processing equipment in connection with its U.S. operations and its acquisition of U.S. target companies
  • U.S. subsidiary of an United Kingdom company in connection with its U.S. acquisition of commercial safety testing companies
  • U.S. hospice provider and internet-based pharmacy company from formation, including strategic business guidance, raising capital and negotiation of various provider agreements

Robert C. Gabrielski has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


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