Sam C. Moses, Partner, Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP

Sam Moses represents domestic and foreign companies including manufacturing firms, on a variety of inbound and outbound business transactions, and coordinates client business expansion and incentives projects throughout the U.S.

Mr. Moses served as managing director of a U.S. state’s European Office in Germany, assisting non-U.S investors to find locations for their new North American footprint. He was appointed by the state’s Secretary of Commerce and served under three U.S. governors advising on inbound and outbound foreign investment and trade issues. He also managed the state’s export development program for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, advising companies on international trade and market entry strategies.

Since 2010, Mr. Moses has been involved in business expansion and incentives projects totaling over $1 billion in capital investment, and the creation of more than 3,000 jobs in various industries, including food processing, automotive, powertrain, aerospace, advanced textiles, electronics, chemicals and metalworking. He has counseled clients from all over Europe on their U.S. business matters.

Mr. Moses is Co-Chair of Parker Poe’s Manufacturing Industry and serves on the firm's International Team.

Oliver Hecking, Partner, Langford de Kock LLP Member of Rödl & Partner International

Oliver Hecking is a Partner at Langford de Kock LLP, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rödl Langford de Kock LLP Greenville, South Carolina (both “Rödl & Partner USA”), where he specializes in international taxation and auditing for European, primarily German speaking companies in the U.S. Mr. Hecking assists foreign companies with their first U.S. market entry and is also a frequent speaker on various international tax and accounting topics.
Mr. Hecking has more than 20 years' public accounting experience, thereof 14 year in the U.S. Before joining the Carolina Practice of Rödl & Partner in 2009, Mr. Hecking worked in several offices around the world, including Atlanta, Georgia, Nuremberg, Germany, and Moscow, Russia.

Areas of Expertise:
• Attest services (audits, reviews and agreed-upon procedures) in accordance with US-GAAP, IFRS and German GAAP
• US-GAAP/IFRS/German GAAP conversions
• International taxation and planning
• Corporate and individual taxation planning
• Specialized in consulting with European companies that conduct business in the U.S.
• Assistance with market entry which includes site selections
• Frequent speaker on accounting, tax and general business aspects of establishing subsidiaries in the U.S. market

Scott Burgess, Founder and Owner, Global Carolina Communications

Scott Evan Burgess is the founder and owner of Global Carolina Communications, a PR and marketing firm dedicated to providing value collateral to foreign-owned and -affiliated companies and organizations in the Carolinas. Mr. Burgess has worked in the Carolinas and abroad for a range of companies including the global software giant SAP, as well as a number of smaller local suppliers and service providers. Mr. Burgess studied communications at the University of South Carolina and also spent a number of years on exchange at the University of Bamberg, Germany. In 1995, he received a Fulbright stipend to work and do research at the University of Erfurt, Germany.

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