For more than 50 years, Canadian businesses, individuals, nonprofits, and their advisors have turned to Hodgson Russ for U.S. legal advice that is precisely calibrated for cross-border clients. We provide high-quality, cost-efficient legal advice that focuses on the unique needs of our Canadian clients. We understand U.S. law in a Canadian context, and our attorneys are sensitive to the differences in law, expectations, and culture that characterize cross-border transactions and matters.

Hodgson Russ’s Canada-U.S. cross-border team regularly counsels clients in the following legal areas:

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy and international creditors' issues
  • Business structure and expansion
  • Capital markets
  • Employee benefits
  • Estates and trusts
  • Executive compensation and relocation
  • Export administration regulations
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory matters
  • Financing transactions
  • Franchise and distribution
  • General corporate and commercial
  • Government contracts and relations
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual property
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) voluntary compliance
  • Labor and employment
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Products liability
  • U.S. commercial and residential real estate acquisition
  • Tax (international, federal, state, local, and dispute resolution)
  • Technology transfers and joint ventures
  • Venture capital and project financing

While our practice is restricted to U.S. law, we are frequently invited to present to peers and members of the public on cross-border legal topics by both Canadian and American organizations, including the American Bar Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, the Canadian Tax Foundation, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Council of American States in Canada, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Ontario Bar Association.

Hodgson Russ has nine offices in the United States and Canada, including in the major financial and business markets of New York and Toronto. With much of our infrastructure in lower-cost jurisdictions, Hodgson Russ is able to offer clients a full range of excellent-quality legal services at lower fees than other large U.S. firms.

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