Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC, provides comprehensive United States “US” legal services for Canadian companies who are doing business in the US. Our legal services make the border more transparent for Canadian companies and investors seeking to do business or who own assets in the US. Our billing rates are reasonable compared to many of our competitors at larger corporate law firms providing the same type of services to Canadian companies.

Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC is particularly suited to assist Canadian companies in the following range of industries:

  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas Service Sector
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Software Development and Licensing
  • Technology

US Companies with business operations and assets in Canada as well as Canadian companies operating in the United States regularly have cross-border legal and business needs. In those situations, the assistance of US attorneys with an in-depth understanding of cross-border issues such as the United States-Canada Tax Income Treaty, permanent establishment, parent-subsidiary transfer pricing issues and other complex commercial structures is critical.

Our Canadian practice group provides legal services in a full range of cross-border areas such as:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Structure
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Planning

Representative examples of where we can assist Canadian clients include:

  • Development or expansion of business operations in the US
  • Mergers or acquisitions in the US
  • Purchase of real estate in the US
  • Placement of skilled workers in the US to work short-term or long-term
  • Entering a joint venture or other business transaction with US parties
  • Cross-border estate planning
  • Joint protection of intellectual property in Canada and the United States

Our professionals are excellent team players who will work well with your management team whether it is in a development, growth or exit phase in the US. We also maintain solid relationships with business law firms, accountants and other consultants in different parts of Canada. Our regular interaction with these Canadian law firms allows us to seamlessly manage US-Canadian transactions requiring legal services in both the United States and Canada. For more information about our Canadian practice group, please contact Steve Suneson.