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Samantha Prasad

Partner

e: sprasad@mindengross.com
p: (416) 369-4155
f: (416) 864-9223

Client Services

Core Specialties

  • Complex Corporate Reorganizations
  • Corporate Finance - Tax Planning
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Cross Border Tax Planning
  • Family Business Tax Planning
  • High-Net Worth Individual Income Tax Planning
  • Income-splitting Arrangements
  • 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
  • Succession & Estate Planning
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Samantha is a Partner in the 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 Upper Canada, 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 board member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide and sits on the Meritas Executive Committee for Member Engagement. Previously, she served as a member of the Meritas Leadership Institute, which created a green initiative project distributed to over 6,500 lawyers worldwide; she subsequently headed up the Meritas Leadership Institute Program. 

A proud Northern Ontarian, Samantha is a voracious reader but still takes time out for her family and her weekly ice hockey game.

Industry Expertise

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Meritas Canada Tax group
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • STEP Canada (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), designated as a T.E.P.

Boards and Memberships

  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Board of Directors
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Meritas Leadership Institute
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Member Engagement Committee

Recent Publications

Additional Publications

  • Co-Author: Tax and Family Business Succession Planning, 3rd ed. (2009 CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Editorial Board, Canadian Income Tax Act with Regulations, Annotated, published by CCH Canadian Limited
  • Co-Editor: Canadian Estate Planning Guide (CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Co-Editor: Canada Income Tax Guide (CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Co-Editor: The Directors’ Manual - Liability for Taxes Chapter (CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Co-Editor: Tax Planning for Small Business Guide (CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Co-Editor: Canadian Wealth Management Guide (CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Contributing Editor: The MoneyLetter Newsletter (MPL Communications)
  • Contributing Editor: The TaxLetter Newsletter (MPL Communications)
  • Conributor: TaxNotes (CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Contributor: Tax Topics (CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Contributor​: Canadian Income Tax Act with Regulations, Annotated (CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Contributor: Fund Library - Canada's Investment Resource Centre

Samantha Prasad

Partner

T: (416) 369-4155
F: (416) 864-9223
E: sprasad@mindengross.com
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Education

  • Admitted to the Ontario bar in 2000
  • Admitted to the New York Bar in 2006
  • Queen’s University – LL.B. 1998
  • University of Toronto, University College – Bachelor of Arts (International Relations, Political Science, and French), 1995

Special Designations

  • Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

Joined Minden Gross

2000

Assistant Information

Melanie Lane
e: mlane@mindengross.com
p: (416) 362-3711 x 207

Sarah Betts
e: sbetts@mindengross.com
p: (416) 362-3711 x 256

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