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Samantha is a Partner in Minden Gross LLP's Tax Group. Her practice focuses mainly on corporate, estate and international tax planning. In addition to advising clients on various tax planning strategies, Samantha has particular experience in designing and implementing estate plans and corporate reorganizations.

Samantha’s clients vary from multi-national corporations to the family business owner/manager. As such, her practice is varied to include tax aspects of corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as comprehensive succession planning and offshore and international corporate 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.

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 a member of Minden Gross LLP's Executive Committee. She is also an active member of Meritas on behalf of the firm, 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. After serving as a member of the Meritas Leadership Institute, she subsequently headed up the Program itself. 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 of which Minden Gross LLP is a member.

Contact & Links
  • 145 King Street West, Suite 2200
    Toronto, ON M5H 4G2
  • English
  • Queen’s University, LLB, graduated 1998
  • University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations, Political Science, and French), graduated 1995
Bar Admissions
  • New York, 2006
  • Ontario, 2000
  • Ontario, 2000
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Canadian Tax Foundation - Member
  • International Fiscal Association - Member
  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • Meritas Canada Tax Group - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • STEP Canada (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:
  • Tax Law

Practice and Key Industries
  • Tax
  • Complex corporate reorganizations
  • Corporate finance - tax planning
  • Corporate tax planning
  • Cross-border tax planning
  • Family business succession planning
  • Family business tax planning
  • High-net worth individual income tax planning
  • Income-splitting arrangements
  • International tax and transactions
  • Leasing - commercial tax issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • New business formations
  • Offshore and international corporate structures
  • Offshore and international trust planning
  • Owner/manager tax planning
  • Wealth management tax planning
  • Construction
  • Media and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Hospitality
  • Automotive
Special Designation
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

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