EDWARD C. NORTHWOOD formed Ed Northwood and Associates in 2007; since June 2009, he has been affiliated with the general practice boutique firm of Hankins Northwood Roman Wenzel P.L. in Boca Raton, Florida; and was manager of Ruchelman P.L.L.C. Toronto office from 2007 to 2014.
Ed has been practicing in an international private client practice since 1998. He specializes in U.S. domestic and international tax matters involving estate planning, family business planning, charitable planned giving, trust and estate administration and compliance, and executive compensation.
Ed is a frequent lecturer and has presented papers relating to cross-border planning and compliance issues for numerous organizations, among them: the Canadian Chapter of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”); The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”); The Canadian Bar Association (“CBA”); The American Law Institute – Continuing Legal Education (“ALI-CLE”); the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”); the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (“CALU” (Canada)); and the Canadian Tax Foundation. Ed is also a contributing Editor and Author of chapters on U.S. tax matters for Miller Thomson on Estate Planning, published by Carswell.
Ed is a Fellow of ACTEC, where he actively participates in the International Estate Planning Committee; an Academician and former member of the Executive Council of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; and an active member in the following: International Tax Specialist Group; Tax Specialist Group; Toronto branch of STEP; and American, New York State, and Erie County (New York) Bar Associations. Ed is a Foreign Legal Consultant, as licensed by The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), and a member of the U.S. Tax Court.
Ed received his J.D., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, his Master of Arts in Math Education from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University.