Jean Schtokal


International Business & Trade Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

My practice is focused primarily in the business transactions area, handling both domestic and foreign matters.

My experience as an international business attorney includes international trade, distribution, manufacturing and licensing arrangements; establishment of US and foreign subsidiaries, branch offices and facilities; joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as acquisitions and direct investments. I also have first-hand knowledge of U.S Export Controls (including ITAR). I frequently speak on international business topics including international business transactions and international trade. I also perform in-house training, such as training for purchasing departments on contract review, training for employees on ITAR, training of empowered officials under ITAR, export compliance, etc.

In addition, I also assist U.S. businesses with entity formation, business planning, negotiation and drafting of contracts, and the creation of joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Articles Authored:

Article Date
Helpful Resource for Export Control Determinations 5/29/2014
$268,190, 007 9/1/2015
International Snapshot Video Series:Due Diligence & Foreign Contracts 9/15/2016
Impact of Tariffs on your Business 7/20/2018
Golden Rules for Selecting Foreign Distributors and Agents 10/16/2020
Congratulations! You're our “Plan B” – Alternate Supplier Checklist 10/16/2020