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The most convenient form would be an LLC. There is no prohibition regarding foreign ownership of an LLC (unlike a corporation) and it would give him the flexibility to operate it however he would like. The best states to form the LLC in would be New Hampshire, Nevada or Wyoming.
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Yes, it can. It can be in the name of the foreign partnership, but that information does not have to be submitted to the state.
At least a virtual address will be needed, as well as a registered agent (there are dozens of such services online for under $100 per year).
Here is where you can apply for an FEIN from the IRS