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May 19, 2024

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Edward C. Northwood, TEP

Professional Status

  • Formed Ed Northwood and Associates in 2007; since June 2009, he has been affiliated with the general practice boutique firm of Hankins, Northwood, Roman and Wenzel PL in Boca Raton, Florida; manager of Ruchelman P.L.L.C. Toronto office, 2007 - 2014.
  • Practicing in an international private client practice since 1998.
  • Specializing 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.
  • 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 - American Bar Association (“ALI-ABA”); the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”); The Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (“CALU” (Canada); and The Canadian Tax Foundation.
  • Contributing Editor and Author of chapters on U.S. tax matters for Miller Thomson on Estate Planning, published by Carswell.


  • Fellow of ACTEC, where he actively participates in the International Estate Planning Committee.
  • Academician and former member of the Executive Council of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.
  • International Tax Specialists Group.
  • Toronto branch of STEP.
  • American, New York State, and Erie County (New York) Bar Associations.
  • Foreign Legal Consultant, as licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario).
  • U.S. Tax Court

Academic Background

  • J.D., cum laude, Law School of the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Master of Arts in Math Education, State University of New York at Albany
  • Bachelor Degree from Brown University