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Teresa Gordon

Teresa Gordon

Shareholder, International

Teresa leads the firm's international group and supports global businesses through all phases of growth as they expand to and from the U.S.

What is your area of focus?

I lead Clayton & McKervey’s International practice, working with global companies expanding to the U.S., and offering an array of services to match the unique needs of foreign-owned subsidiaries as they establish and grow.

Extending far beyond financial and tax reporting, our team provides high-demand services tailored to each phase of business operation and expansion. Our resources allow clients to focus on their mission-critical and industry-specific operations to grow their business in the U.S. and globally.

How long have you been at Clayton & McKervey?

Since 2008

What is the favorite part about your job?

The favorite part of my role is the moment we “click” with a new client, becoming an extension of their U.S. resources so they can focus on growing their business. Clients can rely on us to bring best practices and solutions for doing business in the U.S. even for issues they didn’t anticipate or with which they were not familiar. It’s satisfying to support the growth and success of our clients’ U.S. operations.


  • Understanding the needs of foreign-owned businesses expanding to the U.S.
  • Bringing best practice tools, processes and contacts for managing new U.S. investments
  • Complex tax requirements for foreign-owned businesses in the U.S.
  • Seamless service for your global group in the U.S. and abroad


  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Designation


  • Centuro Global U.S. Accounting & Tax Expert for Global Expansion Network
  • PrimeGlobal, An Association of Independent Accounting Firms
  • French American Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer
  • German American Business Council, Treasurer
  • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Detroit Regional Partnership

Articles by Teresa Gordon

Branch or Subsidiary? Using an EOR to Bridge the Gap

If your company is in the early stages of planning a global expansion, it is important to consider how entity taxation and access to workforce outside your home country can be connected when deciding how and when to execute your growth strategy. Operating in a new market directly as a foreign company or a subsidiary of a foreign company has different tax consequences and compliance costs. Using an Employer of Record (EOR) can help.

by Teresa Gordon

B Corps Are Trending: Find Out Why!

With a growing international focus on sustainability, more B Corps are emerging around the world, and for good reason. B Corp certification can bring advantages to for-profit organizations of virtually all sizes, from smaller local businesses to large multinational corporations. As a global company, it is important to understand how becoming a B Corp can positively impact your Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strategy.

by Teresa Gordon

ESG Reporting Considerations for Private Companies

While larger public companies have traditionally been the target of ESG regulations, private businesses should also pay attention to the latest ESG guidelines as new SEC regulations emerge.

by Teresa Gordon

Bringing Mobility to Detroit

We’re excited to share this news from the Detroit Regional Partnership. For companies needing help planning mobility focused expansion to the US – from the UK, Europe or Asia, there is a well-connected team to help with all aspects of foreign direct investment.  Learn more about how we can help here.

by Teresa Gordon

The Future of Global Mobility Tax

The global mobility landscape is changing. What began as a need to work from home during the worldwide pandemic is evolving into a “work from anywhere” trend that appears to be here to stay. Learn how this impacts the competition for talent and multi-jurisdiction tax compliance.

by Teresa Gordon

Expanding to the US: How to Effectively Manage Your US Subsidiary

Establishing a U.S.-based subsidiary is a challenge unlike any other. Managing it is a close second. Here are some important considerations to help you effectively manage your U.S. operations.

by Teresa Gordon

Expanding to the US: Top Legal Tips for a Successful Expansion

The U.S. legal landscape warrants a closer look beyond incorporation, immigration and contract needs. Review these important U.S. legal requirements during the planning stage of your U.S. expansion to avoid surprises or mistakes.

by Teresa Gordon

Expanding to the US: Important US Payroll Considerations

There are many aspects involved in planning a successful U.S. expansion. One area that merits a priority focus is U.S. payroll and related human resource matters. Review these important U.S. payroll considerations before expanding to the U.S.

by Teresa Gordon

Expanding to the US: Take a Look at Key US Payroll Impacts

Expanding to the U.S. is both exciting and daunting. Review these key U.S. payroll considerations and related human resource matters when preparing for your U.S. expansion.

by Teresa Gordon

Expanding to the US: Don’t Let Multi-State Taxation Surprise You

For many business owners, expanding to the U.S. can be an overwhelming endeavor. If you are currently planning an expansion, it is important to consider how your organization will be affected by multi-state taxation.

by Teresa Gordon

Expanding to the US: Why You Need These Partners by Your Side

With legal and tax requirements at every phase of U.S. expansion, it's important to have the right team of U.S. experts guiding you through the process. Learn which partners you need by your side and how they can help you successfully expand to the U.S.

by Teresa Gordon

Expanding to the US: Follow These 6 FAQs

There are many items to consider when planning a U.S. expansion, including tax requirements, financial considerations, and other important guidelines. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers to help you get started.

by Teresa Gordon

The Sound of Automation Podcast

Industrial automation businesses are the driving force behind Industry 4.0, and Clayton & McKervey is here to help.

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