Taft partner Russell Menyhart will speak at the University of Texas School of Law’s 2023 Mortgage Lending Institute on Oct. 11-12. His presentation is titled “CFIUS and Foreign Ownership” and will address how the CFIUS national security review of foreign investment in the U.S. now includes jurisdiction over certain real estate acquisitions. Attendees will learn about CFIUS jurisdiction, how to assess risk, and how it could impact their next transaction.
Menyhart solves problems for clients, with an emphasis on complex international matters and highly-regulated industries. A substantial part of his practice focuses on compliance with U.S. international trade laws, including CFIUS, export controls (EAR and ITAR), OFAC sanctions and customs compliance. His work has included helping a client avoid criminal and civil penalties related to alleged nuclear isotope trafficking to Iran, negotiating the exit of a U.S. citizen trapped in China and setting up multiple foreign operations for U.S. clients. He helps clients facing aggressive U.S. enforcement agencies, multi-million dollar disputes with foreign partners and complex class action and constitutional litigation. Menyhart chairs Taft’s International Trade and China practice groups and also has significant experience assisting on international mergers and acquisitions.