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George J. Eydt

Toronto Office Managing Partner, Canada-U.S. Cross-Border and Franchise & Distribution Practices Leader
Related Info
  • New York
  • Ontario (practice restricted to U.S. law)
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Law Society of Upper Canada

York University, B.A. 

Schulich School of Business, M.B.A.

Osgoode Hall Law School, L.L.B.

George is managing partner of the firm's Toronto office and leader of the firm's Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Practice, a team of U.S. lawyers dedicated to serving the needs of Canadian and other international companies and their professional advisors relative to business expansion into the United States. He provides cross-border advice on a wide variety of issues, including franchise and other distribution relationships, structuring of U.S. business expansion, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to law school, George worked for eight years in both sales and corporate planning with integrated steel producer Dofasco Inc. of Hamilton, Ontario. Although he is a member of the Ontario Bar, George exclusively practices U.S. law and is admitted to practice in New York State. George spent three years at Hodgson Russ's headquarters in Buffalo and now works from the firm's Toronto office.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law and Franchise Law), 2016 - 2020




Social Media

George contributed to the archived Hodgson Russ Canada/U.S. cross-border blog, Smarter Way to Cross. His entries can be found on the Publications page.

Professional Associations

  • Central Canadian Public Television Association board of directors
  • ESM Metallurgical Products, Inc. board of directors
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community & Pro Bono

In 2014, George organized the Bay Street Charity Cycling Challenge, an indoor cycling event raising funds for the Jack Project, and has been a participant in many cycling-related fundraising events.