Samantha is a Partner in the Tax Group. Her practice focuses primarily on corporate, international, and high net worth tax planning.
Samantha’s clients vary from multi-national corporations to family business owner/managers. As such, her practice is varied to include tax aspects of corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as comprehensive business succession planning and international structures.
Clients appreciate Samantha’s ability to set up tax-efficient structures, and her ability to explain complex issues in everyday terms. Samantha is very adaptable to her clients’ needs, while also being able to provide a holistic view in respect of the client’s particular situation and goals. Her reputation is underscored by being recognized by her peers in Best Lawyers in Canada for Tax Law and in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of Canada's "Repeatedly Recommended" lawyers in the area of Estate & Personal Tax Planning (Estate & Tax Planning).
Samantha is an accomplished author, having co-authored the 3rd edition of Tax and Family Business Succession Planning. Additionally, she is the co-editor of various other CCH Canadian Limited tax publications including the Canada Income Tax Guide, Wealth Management Guide, and Tax Planning for Small Business Guide. Samantha is a regular contributor to TaxNotes (Wolters Kluwer) and is a Contributing Editor to The TaxLetter newsletters (MPL Communications). Samantha is also a frequent lecturer for professional and commercial organizations, businesses, and conferences, such as the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, STEP Canada, and Federated Press. She has also served as a guest speaker for the Osgoode Faculty of Law LLM (Corporate Taxation) program.
Samantha is an elected member of Minden Gross LLP’s Executive Committee and a member of the Diversity & Equality Task Force. She was a longstanding member of the Legal Personnel Committee and Student Recruitment Committee, and continues to be a mentor to young up-and-coming lawyers.
Samantha is an active member of Meritas on behalf of Minden Gross LLP, currently serving as Vice-Chair on the Meritas Executive Committee and Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee. She has served a three-year term on the Board of Directors and numerous years on the Meritas Executive Committee for Member Engagement. Samantha currently sits on the Meritas Women's Leadership Congress Council and was a member of the Meritas Race & Equality Task Force. Meritas is a premier global alliance of independent law firms.
A proud Northern Ontarian, Samantha is a voracious reader but still takes time out for her family and her weekly ice hockey game.