Thinking about International Expansion? – Recorded Webinar Available February 16, 2021

Format: Recorded Webinar
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Many businesses have been winding down, but others are creatively finding ways to grow through product changes and expansion into other markets.
$139.00

Start date: January 1, 2022 - End date: December 31, 2022

In these uncertain times, business is changing for everyone. Many businesses have been winding down, but others are creatively finding ways to grow through product changes and expansion into other markets. If you service clients who are considering expanding into foreign markets, or are a business owner with such ambition, this webinar will equip you with the necessary framework of knowledge to make the dream a reality.

Mo Ahmad and Debra Lewis-Mahon of Westmark Tax Group will present an overview of the necessary considerations to expanding into a foreign market – from entity type to tax, accounting, legal and regulatory issues.

More specifically, topics covered will include:

  • When is the right time for global expansion?
  • Choosing the right entity type
  • Tax and Accounting Considerations
  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements
    • Employee Considerations
    • Industry Specific Regulatory Requirements
    • Risk Management
    • Intellectual Property
    • Product
    • Real Property

Target Audience

This webinar will be of most interest to accountants and tax practitioners in small to medium sized firms, as well as business owners.

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More Information
Contributors Debra Lewis-Mahon, Mohammad Ahmad
Format Recorded Webinar
Library Tax
Subject Area International Tax
Mohammad Ahmad
Mohammad Ahmad
B.A. LL.B.

Mohammad is a Partner at Westmark Tax Group.  He has over 17 years of experience providing expatriate tax services to corporate and individual clients. Prior to joining Westmark, Mohammad spent over 12 years with Big Four accounting firms in Toronto, London, UK and Vancouver.   He has extensive advisory experience on tax issues relating to global mobility including employee incentive plans such as stock options, restricted shares and other executive incentive plans.

Mohammad is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and received his law degree from the University of Toronto. He has an undergraduate diploma in managerial accounting from Wilfred Laurier University and an economics degree from the University of Western Ontario. He is the chair of the Pacific Regional Committee for the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) and is on the Vancouver Board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur), an organization dedicated to promoting global entrepreneurship and the Tigra Foundation, a public foundation dedicated to the protection of cats and dogs.


Debra Lewis-Mahon
Debra Lewis-Mahon
PA EA

Debra is Managing Director at Westmark Tax Group. She has over 10 years of dedicated experience providing US tax consulting, compliance, and representation services to both domestic and international individuals, businesses, and accounting firms such as Westmark Tax, Grant Thornton LLP and CACG PC.

Debra is an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) licensed by the US Department of the Treasury as a tax expert authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Considering three countries home, she is uniquely qualified to understand the intricacies of US tax for international taxpayers.