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Leonard Gold Toronto Strategic Advisor

Leonard M. Gold

Strategic Advisor Fasken
Leonard serves as a liaison for a multi-faceted array of cross-border transactional mandates.
Jurisdiction New York, 1988 | Massachusetts, 1981
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Leonard Gold serves as Strategic Advisor for the firm’s U.S. Initiative. He is recognized as a cross-border “corporate cupid”, connecting a vast array of U.S. and Canadian enterprises, and has been at the forefront of building a corridor of business between the two nations.

Leonard serves as an advisor to Canadian businesses regarding navigation of their U.S. expansion. He also assists companies and investors from the U.S. in tapping into the Canadian market.

Having worked for both Canadian and U.S. law firms, Leonard has extensive practical and legal experience in the cross-border arena. Leonard has served as Managing Director of a U.S. firm’s Montreal- based Canadian office, as well as chairing the firm’s Canadian practice. Leonard provided cross-border assistance to Canadian companies seeking to develop operations in the United States, and to U.S. companies desiring to establish a presence in Canada. He has lectured to Canadian entrepreneurs on doing business in the U.S. including financial sourcing and corporate formation.

Leonard has represented Life Sciences and Technology companies through all stages from incorporation to public listing. He has also lectured and moderated panels focusing on raising capital for emerging companies.

He served for 3 years as President of the New England Canada Business Council, as well as chair of the Canadian Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association.

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  • LLM Washington University School of Law
  • JD Hofstra University School of Law
  • BA Clark University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Former President, New England Canada Business Council. Current Executive Committee Member
  • Former Chair, Canadian Committee of the International Section (American Bar Association)

  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth- Speakers Committee

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Boston Bar Association

  • Member, Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA)

  • Member, Canadian Entrepreneur in New England

  • Member, New England Council    
Panelist Doing Business In New England AmCham/NECBC Luncheon
Moderator Canadian Life Sciences Companies Going Public Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Webinar
Co-Chair Transitioning Technology into a Successful Business NECBC's 14th Annual us/canada Technology Business Forum