Canada and the United States have long enjoyed a strong trading partnership. The cultivation of this relationship has resulted in the U.S. rising to become Canada’s number one trading partner, with roughly 80% of all Canadian exports reaching U.S. supply chains and approximately 50% of Canadian imports coming from the U.S. Meanwhile, Canada is second only to China among U.S. trading partners.
Given this thriving exchange of commerce, it only makes sense for Canadian businesses to expand their operations southward.
At Phillips Lytle, we help Canadian businesses make smooth transitions into the U.S. market. We know how to advance cross-border ventures, as well as how to navigate the labyrinth that is U.S. business law. Our Canadian law office enables us to make the whole process more convenient for our clients, as we have lawyers who practice law in Canada and the U.S.
Our comprehensive team of experienced attorneys has a long track record of helping Canadian companies establish profitable U.S. operations. What’s more, our growing international practice enables us to position our Canadian clients anywhere within the United States and around the world.
For Canadian companies with a U.S. presence, the need to respect two very different legal systems can hinder even the most efficient business operations.
Consider the following:
These are but a few of the cross-border challenges faced by Canadian companies looking to expand into the U.S. market.