Lawyers Andrae Marrocco and Dan Ujczo Appointed as Joint-Secretaries of the Invest USA Committee

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Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce that Lawyers Andrae Marrocco and Dan Ujczo have been appointed as Joint-Secretaries of the Invest USA Committee.

Dickinson Wright, the leading full-service business law firm specializing in Canada-U.S. counsel, is pleased to announce that Lawyers Andrae Marrocco and Dan Ujczo have been appointed as Joint-Secretaries of the Invest USA Committee. The announcement was made by the U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman at the SelectUSA Canada 2015 event on November 17, 2015.

“The appointment of Andrae Marrocco and Dan Ujczo to the Invest USA Committee as Joint-Secretaries is a great opportunity for themselves as well as Dickinson Wright’s clients,” said Mark Shapiro, Managing Partner of Dickinson Wright’s Toronto office. “Dickinson Wright has a commitment to helping businesses with their cross-border legal services and the Invest USA Committee is an extension of that commitment. Dickinson Wright looks forward to working with the committee to further help Canadian businesses expand their operations into the U.S.”

The Invest USA Committee is a new public-private partnership that brings together key players in the Greater Toronto Area that will jointly promote and facilitate Canadian expansion and direct investment into the United States. The Committee will also be a valuable resource for Canada-based companies and investors to learn about opportunities, understand best practices, and get referrals to qualified service providers to help them maximize the chances of successful investment in the U.S.

Andrae Marrocco’s practice focuses on Franchise & Distribution law and Corporate/M&A law. He advises Canadian and international businesses on all aspects of Canadian franchise and distribution law including advice on expansion strategies, negotiation of franchise, distribution and licensing agreements, regulatory requirements, trademarks, acquisitions/dispositions, disputes and enforcements. He has worked with a range of franchise businesses from start-ups to mature international franchise systems in industries such as restaurant, retail, healthcare and commercial services. Andrae has developed particular expertise in providing seamless Canada/US cross border legal advice through Dickinson Wright’s unique North American platform to clients conducting business on both sides of the border.

Dan Ujczo is an international trade and customs lawyer who has devoted nearly two decades to assisting Canada-US companies. He regularly assists businesses on issues such as customs and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, business immigration, intellectual property protection, and financial incentives. Dan also provides public policy counsel to government officials and industry leaders on matters relating to Canada-US regulatory cooperation, border security and management, trade and investment attraction initiatives, government procurement, and public-private-partnerships.

Dickinson Wright’s Approach to Cross-Border Counsel
As a full-service business law firm, specializing in cross-border legal counsel, Dickinson Wright’s legal experts work with clients across multiple industries and on both sides of the Canada-US border. The firm’s advantage lies in its seamless management of client business issues: the Dickinson Wright’s OneTeam Approach. This is a unified strategy to provide clients with individualized service, drawing on collaborative, cross-practice, and inter-office teams. As such, each client has direct access to the broad legal expertise of 400 lawyers across the combined 15-office Dickinson Wright network.

Each Client is a Valued Firm-Wide Client
Dickinson Wright also believes that each client is a valued client of the firm as a whole. In order to put the principle into practice, the firm’s lawyers are driven by, and incented according to, the belief that success is best achieved by aligning the firm’s business goals with those of its clients. In practice, Dickinson Wright’s lawyers personally guide each of their clients across the firm’s teams, offices and across borders to best service their evolving legal requirements.

About Dickinson Wright LLP
Dickinson Wright LLP is Canada’s leading full-service business law firm specializing in cross-border counsel. Based in Toronto, the firm has broad legal expertise including 15 industry sectors and across 36 practice areas. It is an affiliate of Dickinson Wright PLLC, a general practice business law firm based in the U.S. The firm’s lawyers have been, and continue to be, recognized by leading guides to lawyers across almost every category of law, including The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global Guide, and Who’s Who Legal. To learn more about Dickinson Wright, please visit the firm’s website at

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