Teresa Gordon

Teresa Gordon


Leading the firm’s international practice, Teresa has a reputation for being both consultative & responsive to clients in need of her expertise.

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

International Businesses

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

Posted on August 5, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
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.

International Businesses

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

Posted on July 29, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
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.

International Businesses

Expanding to the US: Important US Payroll Considerations

Posted on July 22, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
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.

International Businesses

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

Posted on July 15, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
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.

International Businesses

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

Posted on July 8, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
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.

International Businesses

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

Posted on July 1, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
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.

International Businesses

Expanding to the US: Follow These 6 FAQs

Posted on June 24, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
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.

International Businesses

U.S. is the Top Foreign Investment Destination Again!

Posted on June 17, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
Global expansion into new markets is the key growth strategy for most companies around the world. Since the start of the pandemic, understanding the factors that influence where and how to invest in a foreign market has never been more critical.

International Businesses, Tax & Assurance Guidance

Multinational Companies to Pay More Under Biden Tax Plan

Posted on May 6, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
Review key details of the Made in America Tax Plan and learn how these proposed changes will impact U.S. multinational companies and U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations.

International Businesses

Remote or Office-Centric Workforce? Financial Considerations for Your U.S. Subsidiary

Posted on April 20, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
When establishing a U.S. subsidiary, it's important to review the pros, cons, and costs of operating a remote or office-centric workforce.

General, International Businesses

Anti-Corruption Legislation and New FinCEN Reporting Requirements

Posted on January 25, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is an anti-corruption legislation that was passed on January 1, 2021 as part of the larger National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Learn about the CTA's new requirements for certain entities to report beneficial ownership interests to the U.S. government.

COVID-19, International Businesses

Are Foreign-Owned or Controlled Companies Eligible for a PPP 2.0 Loan?

Posted on January 18, 2021 by

Teresa Gordon
Foreign-owned or controlled businesses in the U.S. may be wondering if they will be able to receive an initial or second PPP loan this time around. Learn more about eligibility requirements for foreign-owned businesses.

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