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August 22, 2014

Professional Profile

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Edward C. Northwood, Esq.

Professional Status

  • Partner, Estates & Trusts Practice Group, Buffalo and Toronto offices
  • Concentrates his practice in domestic and international tax issues arising in the context of estate planning, family business planning, charitable planned giving, trust and estate administration, and executive compensation
  • Frequent lecturer on topics of domestic and international estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable planned giving, retirement plan distributions and executive compensation
  • Co-author of "Taxation of Distributions From Qualified Plans", a major reference book written in conjunction with several of his colleagues at Hodgson Russ, published in 1991 and updated annually
  • Contributed numerous articles to U.S. and Canadian journals on a variety of tax issues
  • Served as faculty member for the Canadian Tax Foundation Course on Estate Planning, covering U.S. tax issues, each year it has been presented


  • Member of the Amercian, New York State and Erie County Bar Associations

Academic Background

  • Fellow of the American College of Tax and Estates Counsel and serves as a member of its International Estate Planning Committee
  • Member of the Toronto branch of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and in 2002 was appointed to the National Committee of STEP Canada. On behalf of STEP Canada, has developed and presented, a day-long course on United States/Canada cross border tax issues throughout Canada
  • Member of the Toronto Estate Planning Council
  • Officer of the Western New York Planned Giving Consortium
  • U.S. Counsel for the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada