TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Tampa partner Andrew L. McIntosh was a panelist addressing the topic “Canada and the United States of America: Brothers or Distant Cousins?,” at the USF St. Petersburg World Affairs Conference February 15-17, 2017. The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is a cooperative venture of a group of civic-minded St. Petersburg residents and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Multiple panels of distinguished diplomats, military, media, and academic experts discussed critical international issues of the day.
Andrew practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, international business, and franchising, among others. He is a member of the bars of both Ontario and Florida. Andrew is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
From 2005 to 2012, Andrew served as an Honorary Consul for Canada – one of 16 in the U.S. --pursuant to the Government of Canada's "Enhanced Representation Initiative." He continues to facilitate trade and investment activities through the Canadian Consulate General at Miami, assisting Canadian businesses with interests in Florida, and U.S.-based firms seeking to do business in Canada. He is active with local economic development organizations.
Andrew is a co-founder of Cross Border Partners Advisory Services which provides project management and consulting services to businesses expanding their platform through exports or direct investment. The work of CBP compliments Andrew's law practice and supports economic development efforts for the benefit of clients and the community as a whole.
In addition to advancing Canada-Florida relationships, Andrew is heavily engaged in community and economic development activities with the Greater Tampa Chamber, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and other organizations.
Andrew received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. He received is LL.B. from Queens University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and his B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.