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

 
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 also listed in Best Lawyers in Canada (2013-2015) for Immigration Law, and is recognized in the Lexpert Canadian Legal Directory (2011-2014) as a leading practitioner in Canada.

Achievements
•Recognized as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals in Corporate Immigration” by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014
•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

Related News & Seminars
•Blaneys Partners Named to Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014
•Chang to Moderate Panel
•Best Lawyersin Canada Released: Eight Blaney McMurtry Lawyers Recognized

Related Publications
•Update on Express Entry
•CIC Begins Issuing Work Permits to Applicants Under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner Class
•CIC Begins Sending Invitations to Apply Under Express Entry (Also Member, Chang & Boos)

 
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Update on Express Entry
Henry J. Chang, April 14, 2015
I previously reported that, since Express Entry began on January 1, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) had issued two rounds of Invitations to Apply (“ITAs”).

ESDC Considers Administrative Monetary Penalties and Longer Bans on Employers Who Violate the TFWP
Henry J. Chang, November 22, 2014
As was previously mentioned in the July 2014 issue of Blaneys on Immigration, on June 20, 2014, the Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program...

The Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Prevent Barbaric Cultural Practices in Canada
Henry J. Chang, November 22, 2014
On November 5, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that the Government of Canada had tabled its proposed Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act (the “Proposed Act”). The Proposed Act is intended to amend the current Immigration and Refugee...



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Henry J. Chang

2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
TorontoON M5C 3G5
 

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