Nagel & Associates, LLC

Joel Nagel - Nagel & Associates International Law FirmThe international law firm of Nagel & Associates, LLC is the first law boutique based in Pittsburgh focusing exclusively on international commercial transactions.

With offices in Pittsburgh, Nagel & Associates has grown 30-fold in business activity since its inception in 1992. The firm’s lawyers help provide international business leverage for leading corporations, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Our diversity of experience helps us know how clients’ overseas operations fit into the broader context of a country’s culture, language and style of “doing business.”

Choosing the Right Jurisdiction to Reduce Taxes and Protect Assets

Much of the focus of Nagel & Associates is on helping clients select the right jurisdiction for business and financial transactions and the best vehicle for reducing taxation and protecting their assets. Such approaches can include joint ventures, trusts, corporations, partnerships and insurance products.

Among the firm’s recent accomplishments is structuring a 2,500-acre international hotel resort complex in Nicaragua for an investor group. It also has structured a three-acre boutique resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize; helped create the first African and Central American motorbus distribution facility for a major U.S. bus line; and established world wide financial institutions including banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and mutual funds. In Belize, the firm has pioneered the licensing of international structures for foreign banks, mutual funds, hedge funds and insurance companies.

Custom-Designed Personal Asset Protection Programsm

Nagel & Associates’ custom-designed Personal Asset Protection Programsm helps high net worth individuals choose strategies for protecting their wealth.

Our lawyers serve on the boards of more than 15 client-companies, and are involved with strategic planning initiatives directed toward growth and “best practices” management. With a deep commitment to community service, the firm’s lawyers have helped develop health clinics in rural Nicaragua. We also have served in leadership positions in Rotary International to raise funds for charity and provide leadership for community initiatives.

Joel M. Nagel is founder and managing partner of the international law firm of Nagel & Associates, LLC.