Henry J. Chang

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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1992
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California, 1992
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1990
Henry Chang
 Overview

When corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals require legal advice in a variety of cross-border legal matters, they turn to Henry J. Chang.

Henry is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) and the State Bar of California.  He is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top lawyers by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Who’s Who Legal, and Best Lawyers.  He also holds an AV (Preeminent) rating, the highest possible rating, from Martindale-Hubbell.

As co-chair of the firm’s International Trade and Business Group, Henry acts for foreign and domestic companies seeking to engage in cross-border business.  He represents clients in a broad range of legal issues, including providing advice in the following areas:

  • Anti-corruption compliance under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act;
  • Foreign investments under the Investment Canada Act; and
  • Customs issues under the Customs Act and Customs Tariff.

Henry is also a member of the firm’s Immigration Law Group.  As a recognized authority in the field of United States and Canadian business immigration law, his style of legal representation is often referred to as the “gold standard” for cross-border mobility law.  With limited exceptions, Henry personally prepares his own cases, to ensure the highest probability of a successful outcome.

Henry lectures extensively in Canada, the United States, and overseas. His work has been published in numerous nationally- and internationally- recognized publications, including LexisNexis’ Immigration Law & Procedure, which has been cited in over 300 Federal Court decisions in cases from across the U.S. circuit courts of appeals, federal district courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

 Education
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1990
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1992
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California, 1992
 Experience
  • Represented a European-based automotive parts manufacturer seeking to transfer a senior manager from the United States to Canada, in order to oversee the expansion of the company's manufacturing facilities in Ontario

  • Represented an internationally-known Toronto-based Public Relations firm seeking to establish a formal presence in the United States

  • Represented a Canadian-based global telecommunications and media company seeking to hire a UK-based Vice President for its Toronto office

  • Represented one of the largest banks in India, in the transfer of several executives and managers to its Canadian headquarters

  • Represented an Ontario-based electricity distribution company seeking to send a Canadian specialist to the United States, in order to manage its recently acquired hydroelectric power stations in the State of New York

  • Represented a U.S.-based global marketing firm seeking to send several of its U.S.-based employees to its Canadian headquarters in Toronto

  • Represented a Canadian pharmaceutical research company seeking to send its Canadian based subject matter experts to the United States in order monitor ongoing research studies

  • Represented a U.S.-based general contractor retained by an international retail chain to construct new retail stores in cities across Canada

 Recognition

Recognition

  • Recognized as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals in Corporate Immigration” by Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015
  • Licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory as a Leading Practitioner (consistently recommended) for Immigration Law
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada® for Immigration Law
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
 Speaking  Publications

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 In the Media

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 News

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 Blogs  Memberships

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section of International Law (ABASIL)
  • American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section
  • Regional Governor, International Association of Korean Lawyers
  • AILA Department of State Liaison Committee [2015-2016]
  • Former Vice Chair, ABASIL International M&A and Joint Venture Committee [2014-2015]
  • Former Vice-Chair, ABASIL International Investment and Development Committee, Steering Group, International Anti-Corruption Committee [2014-2015]
  • Former Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Immigration Law Section [2010-2014]
  • Former Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National International Law Section [2012-2014]
  • Former Chapter Chair for the Canadian Chapter of AILA and a member of AILA’s Board of Governors [1996-1998, 1999-2002, 2004-2006, and 2008-2009]
  • Former Member AILA's Admissions & Border Enforcement Committee [2007-2008].
  • Former Member of AILA's EB-5 Immigrant Investor Committee [2005-2007]
  • Former Chair of AILA’s Technology Committee [1999]
  • Former Member of AILA's Northern Border Task Force [1999]
  • Former Member of AILA National's Governance Committee [1998]

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