Yet Another European business / US Branch question
Given all these caveats, what is the best approach to form a US branch?
A U.S. entity may be owned partially or wholly by international persons or companies. For example, you may list a company in Italy and yourself as owners of a U.S. company. This is true for both LLC and Corporation.
Please keep in mind, while you may register the company in any state, if you plan on having salaried employees, the company would need to be registered in the state(s) where the employees physically live/work.
In situations such as yours, it is always strongly suggested to discuss your business plans with a CPA before deciding on the state of registration and entity type.