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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.

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Capital Market Transactions
Boralex Inc. – Rule 144A offering of Class A shares
Canadian Superior Energy, Inc. – PIPE financing and MJDS registration statement
Cardiome Pharma Corp. -- $96 million MJDS public offering of common stock
Chemokine Therapeutics Corp. – Common stock PIPE
EPCOR Corporate Venture Capital – Venture capital investments in various U.S. energy and water technology companies
Mergers & Acquisitions
Boralex Inc. – Monetization sale of five energy facilities
Corbis Corporation – Acquisition of Veer Corporation
EPCOR Utilities Inc. – Sale of 49.85% undivided interest in Frederickson, Washington power plant by EPCOR’s subsidiary Frederickson Power L.P. to Puget Sound Energy, Inc.
ID Biomedical Corp. – Sale to GlaxoSmithKline
Merrill Gardens LLC -- $346 million acquisition by CSH Master Care USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust