One of the major concerns for Canadian businesses interested in establishing a presence in the United States is the paradox they face — while the United States is one of the world’s largest and most open economies, it is governed by a myriad of laws and regulations. K&L Gates has extensive experience advising Canadian clients in international and cross-border transactions from the firm’s United States locations, as well as through offices in Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East.

The firm currently serves as trusted U.S. legal counsel to a variety of public and private Canadian companies operating in the United States and advises Canadian clients in the mergers and acquisitions, securities, joint ventures, technology and intellectual property, litigation, private equity, cross-border debt and leasing, energy, and labor and employment sectors.

K&L Gates also regularly represents U.S.-based clients in acquisitions and numerous other types of transactions and activities in Canada. The firm’s international and cross-border clients represent an impressive range of industries, including computer software, biotechnology, mechanical and electronic products manufacturing, food processing, chemical distribution, medical technologies, nuclear energy technologies, marine technologies, commercial aircraft, garments, aerospace, retail, and telecommunications.