Your business is cross-border, so should your legal counsel. As Canadian and U.S. lawyers we seamlessly advise on cross-border legal issues, from incorporation, to growing a team in a new country and complying with new laws. You’ll never hear your lawyer say “we need to speak with lawyers in our U.S. office” again.
CANADIAN COMPANY EXPANDING TO THE U.S.
Expanding to the U.S. involves a myriad of questions: should I incorporate in Delaware? What state has the lowest taxes? We advise on where to incorporate and how to structure your U.S. subsidiary and, once decided, can quickly incorporate a U.S. company.
US COMPANY EXPANDING TO CANADA
Expanding to Canada involves a myriad of questions: should I incorporate federally or provincially? Are there restrictions on foreign company directors? Can I participate in the SR&ED program? We advise on where to incorporate and how to structure your Canadian subsidiary and, once decided, can quickly incorporate a Canadian company.
How does the parent company interact with the new, foreign subsidiary? We have a network of accounting firms we work with to create tax efficiencies in your cross-border operations and draft agreements, such as intercompany agreements, to put those tax plans to work.
While your business is global, employment law is local. Whether you are hiring employees in a new country or making sure your remote workers comply with local laws, we advise on how to structure Canadian/U.S. employment relationships, draft employment agreements and make sure your business complies with employment laws as it expands into new countries.