John B. Kern is an international business lawyer with offices in Charleston, South Carolina and the Republic of San Marino. Practicing since 1994, he is licensed in all courts in South Carolina, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, U.S. Court of Int’l Trade, U.S. Court of Claims & U.S. Tax Court.
Mr. Kern is a fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria and has been designated by the Swiss Ministry of Economy, as skilled in assisting Swiss companies investing in the United States. Mr. Kern advises clients in international business law, including providing counsel is domestic and foreign transactions& investment-related disputes. He has acted as lead counsel in more than 30 arbitrations in Swiss tribunals and before the International Chamber of Commerce. He also advises clients throughout the US, Europe and Asia on investment-based immigrationand tax compliance matters.
Mr. Kern is general counsel to Interperformances, Inc., the largest sports agency in Europe. He has represented and assisted hundreds of athletes, coaches, clubs and national federations in contract matters and disputes.
He and his wife live in Charleston and their daughter attends Southern Methodist University.