What does an attorney and a frequent traveler or ex-pat have in common? A lot more than you think. Even in the US, every state has a variety of different laws (take recreational marijuana for example), and different degrees of punishment for convicted criminals. Travel outside the US, and you need to know exactly what laws your facing (for example, in the United Arab Emirates a man is quickly thrown in jail for even touching a woman on the elbow).
Before you travel, and especially before you move abroad, make sure you have a quality attorney on your side. Firms and lawyers specialize in different things, from product recalls to small business law, so you need to get a professional on your team who’s familiar with your travel destination. Here are a few times they’ll come in handy: