Henry J. Chang: Lawyer with Blaney McMurtry LLP

Henry J. Chang

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Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416.597.4883

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Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • International Trade and Business
  • Mining
  • Corporate & Commercial
 
Law SchoolOsgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 1990
 
Admitted1992, Ontario; 1992, California
 
Memberships 

Memberships
•Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
•Member, The State Bar of California
•Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association (National Citizenship and Immigration Law Section)
•Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association (International Law Section)
•Member, International Bar Association
•Member, American Bar Association Section of International Law
•Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
•Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Liaison Committee

 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

Henry J. Chang is co-chair of the firm's International Trade and Business Group and a member of its Immigration Law Group.

Henry obtained his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1990. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Henry is also licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the Law Society of Upper Canada, which is a requirement for all Ontario lawyers who provide advice on foreign law.

As a member of the firm's International Trade and Business Group, Henry acts for foreign and domestic companies seeking to engage in cross-border business transactions. He advises multinational businesses on a broad range of legal issues, including:

•Cross Border M&A Transactions;
•Anti-Corruption Compliance under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act;
•Reviews of foreign investments under the Investment Canada Act;
•Trade issues arising from multilateral and bilateral trade agreements; and
•Customs issues under the Customs Act and Customs Tariff.

Henry is also a member of the firm's Immigration Law Group. A recognized authority in the field of United States and Canadian immigration law, he lectures extensively on the subject in both the United States and Canada. 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. Henry also mentors other lawyers in the practice of immigration law in the United States and Canada.

Henry is listed in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012-2014 and the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2013-2014 published by Who's Who Legal, the Official Research Partner of the International Bar Association and Strategic Research Partner of the ABA Section of International Law. Henry is recognized as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals in Corporate Immigration” by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015. Henry is also listed in Best Lawyers in Canada (2013-2015) for Immigration Law, and is recognized in the Lexpert Canadian Legal Directory (2011-2015) as a leading practitioner in Canada.

Related News & Seminars
•Chang Appointed to AILA National Liaison Committee
•Blaney McMurtry Lawyers Recognized by Who's Who Legal
•Blaney McMurtry Lawyers Ranked as Leading Practitioners in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

Related Publications
•How Foreign Franchisors Can Expand into the United States Using Foreign Franchisees
•Final Canadian Citizenship Act Reforms Effective as of June 11, 2015
•Technical Issues Prompt Suspension of Overseas U.S. Visa Processing

Achievements
•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 (Also Member, Chang & Boos)

 
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How Foreign Franchisors Can Expand into the United States Using Foreign Franchisees
Henry J. Chang, July 15, 2015
Foreign-based franchisors may wonder how difficult it would be to expand their businesses into the United States. Although ensuring compliance with local franchising laws is essential, it is not the only challenge that foreign-based franchisors will face when attempting to establish a presence in...

Final Canadian Citizenship Act Reforms Effective as of June 11, 2015
Henry J. Chang, June 26, 2015
As I previously reported, on February 6, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Minister (the “Minister”) Chris Alexander first unveiled Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, which proposed significant amendments to the Canadian Citizenship Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-29). I...

Technical Issues Prompt Suspension of Overseas U.S. Visa Processing
Henry J. Chang, June 26, 2015
Earlier this month, the United States Department of State (“DOS”) announced that, due to technical problems, it was temporarily unable to issue U.S. visas at consular posts abroad. This problem is currently affecting overseas visa processing worldwide.



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Henry J. Chang

2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
TorontoON M5C 3G5
 

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