The attorneys of Burns & Levinson’s Canada practice have been representing clients from Canada for many years and offer seamless cross-border legal counsel. Together we work with Canadian companies in all provinces and territories from Newfoundland to British Columbia as well as with U.S. companies looking to do business in these regions. Our network of regional, national and international venture capital funds and financial institutions provides companies with access to potential funding sources. We also provide Canadian companies with introductions to these investors on an ongoing basis as well as through our Burns & Levinson U.S./Canada Venture Capital Pipeline events. We have assisted Canadian clients in all U.S. matters including the following:

• Structuring financing from U.S. investors including the use of exchangeable shares

• Providing tax advice on cross-border transactions

• Structuring cross-border mergers and acquisitions

• Introducing strategic partners and the drafting of joint ventures

• Formulating a cross-border fund to invest in micro-cap companies

• SEC compliance

• Drafting and review of contracts

• Advising on U.S. corporate law, including review of corporate governance documentation

• EPA registration

• Immigration

• Advising on Intellectual Property, Licensing and Trademarks

• Litigation

• Collection

• Bankruptcy

• Regulatory compliance

• Government relations both U.S. and Canada

The attorneys of Burns & Levinson, through our network of Canadian attorneys and accountants, can identify issues and solutions unique to cross-border transactions. We can assist our clients with expansion into Canada, including access to capital and contacts with appropriate public and private entities.